Carriage 106

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Carriage 106
In service 2005
Type Corridor Composite
Seating 16 x 3rd / 4 x 1st (declassified) / 16 x 3rd
Home Railway FR
Status In service
Built by Boston Lodge
Built 1968
2002 Rebodied
Length 37 ft 5 in
Frames Steel

Carriage 106 is a declassified composite saloon from the Centenary stock series.


In the 1960s the Festiniog Railway began construction of a series of modern wooden bodied coaches at Boston Lodge. The kinetic profile was based on that of the restored former Lynton and Barnstaple Carriage 14. As a result these coaches are known on the railway as "The Barns". Constructed in 1968, with an original design life of only 10 years, at the age of more than 30 years this veteran was showing advanced signs of age, and so was completely rebodied in 2002. The new body is identical to that of Carriage 107.

Over the winter of 2016/17, alongside the other corridor composites, the first class was downgraded. The seats remained as before but the doors were removed from the compartment and the first stickers removed from the windows. It is planned that the compartment will be removed when possible.

Over the winter of 2019/20, 106 was brought into the carriage works for a touch-up and a re-varnish. The interior is looking very worn out, and will require major work in the near future, which is likely to include removal of the now downgraded first-class compartment. [1]

See also[edit]

  1. ^ "Carriage Works", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 248, page(s): 577