|Built By||FR Co.|
|Designation||Service Car (Kitchen/Buffet/Toilet/Guard/Brake)|
|Length||39ft 4ins |
|2010/11||Conversion from 2020|
Semi open, seating 36 third class, 2020 was delivered to Boston Lodge in June 1997 for initial acceptance, prior to shipping to Dinas Junction. This was one of just two carriages remaining in original 1997 condition with large style numbers on the carriage sides unlike newer builds and refurbs which use the smaller FR style typefaces for their numbers.
 Renumbering and Conversion to Service Carr
In November 2010 it was announced that as 2020 was in need of an overhaul that the plan was to convert it into a second Service Car for WHR trains, partly because the other brake vehicle 2090 was now too cramped with a toilet and buffet facilities, and partly because a second service car will provide both WHR sets with the chance to serve hot food. The decision was made to convert 2020 and not 2090 because the semi opens are unpopular in wet weather so instead of losing 21 covered seats the set has lost 36 open seats. Over the closed season of 2010/11, the frames were modified and several windows trial fitted along with the generator, with completion expected ready for the start of the 2011 season. The carriage has been renumbered Carriage 2011, in order to be in the same numbering series as Carriage 2010, the other service vehicle.
There are some pictures here taken when it was completed.
Carriage 2011 entered traffic on Wednesday 8th June 2011 after a successful test run the previous day.
- General Rule Book