Carriage 100

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This is the railway's second Carriage 100, for details of the first see Carriage 100 (1964).
Carriage 100 Dwyryd
At Porthmadog
Type Observation First
Seating 20 x 1st
Home Railway FR
Status In service
Built by FR Co.
Built 2005/6
Length 38 ft 5 in
Frames Steel

Carriage 100, named Dwyryd, is a first class observation car built for the FR in 2007.


This Centenary Stock carriage is a first class observation and saloon, similar to, but not identical to Carriage 102. Carriage 100 was the first FR observation carriage to be built without a guards' compartment. This has been moved into Carriage 124 as part of the "service car" idea, whereby the on-train facilities are all housed in one carriage with no passenger accommodation. As a result 100 has the greatest seating capacity of any FR observation car but must be in a carriage set with 124, 125 or Carriage 113 in order to provide a guards' compartment. The carriage is provided with 8 moveable seats and 3 tables in the observation end, and 12 Pullman armchairs in the top end.

See here for background and details of the construction.

Carriage 100 entered service with Carriage 124 in A-set with 11:40 departure on Friday 6 April 2007.

The carriage received a repaint in November 2015, then again in winter 2021/22, receiving the name 'Dwyryd'. The name originates from the river Dwyryd, which flows down the Vale of Ffestiniog. At the same time, a variant of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's cypher was painted onto the observation end to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

The carriage will be used as the observation car on the FR's C-set for the foreseeable future.


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