Carriage 112

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Carriage 112
Coach 112.jpg
Photo: Martin Ellis
Type Corridor Composite
Seating 2 x 4 x 1st (declassified) / 17 x 3rd
Home Railway FR
Status In service
History
Built by Carnforth Railway Restoration & Engineering Services
Built 1991
2010-11 Gas heating replaced with Diesel
Technical
Length 35 ft 8 in
Frames Steel
Carriages

Carriage 112 is a declassified composite carriage in the Carnforth series.

Background[edit]

An aluminium bodied coach mounted on 'pattern 88 bogies' and with gas heating as built. Built by Carnforth Railway Restoration & Engineering Services, with running gear, electrical services, finishing and painting by FR Co. at Boston Lodge. Financed under the INCA programme.

During Winter 2008-09 it had a touch up and varnish. The interior had a thorough clean with the ceiling repainted. During Winter 2010-11 the gas heating was removed and replaced with an Eberspächer heater. As with Carriage 114 the previous winter the space created by the removal of the gas cabinet is not being used for more seats; the existing seats are replaced, giving more legroom and the extra window giving the carriage a far lighter feel.

It was cabled and plumbed for Push Pull operation but this has been removed - the high vacuum reservoirs were in the way of the heater (see Carriage 114).

It was confirmed that the Carnforths would see a few more years of service in October 2015.

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 compartments will be removed when possible.

In service

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