|Built By||Brown Marshalls of Birmingham|
|Designation||Observation Open (!)|
|Seating||14 x 3rd|
This was one of two original open carriages supplied by Brown Marshalls of Birmingham in 1863/4. One vehicle (12) was classified as first class, with padded seat backs and cushions while the other (13) had just plain wooden seating. The old company later constructed a canvas awning on a wrought iron frame to provide some protection from the elements.
This vehicle survived, just, as a derelict, into the preservation period. Due to various renumberings over the period, it was sometimes No. 12 and sometime, between 1887 and 1939, known as No. 13.
Currently a project is underway to recreate the canvas awning and affix it to the The Flying Bench