- This is the railway's second Carriage 100, for details of the first see Carriage 100 (1964).
|Seating||20 x 1st|
|Built by||FR Co.|
|Length||38 ft 5 in|
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.
The carriage will be used as the observation car on the FR's C-set for the foreseeable future.