Carriage 112

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Carriage 112
Photo: Martin Ellis
Type Corridor Third
Seating 28 x 3rd
Home Railway FR
Status In service
Built by Carnforth Railway Restoration & Engineering Services
Built 1991
2010-11 Gas heating replaced with Diesel
2019 Rebuilt as all third
Length 35 ft 8 in
Frames Steel

Carriage 112 is a third class saloon carriage in the Carnforth series.


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. As originally built 112 was a composite carriage with two first class compartments, the same as sister carriage 113. The original seating capacity was 17 third and 8 first.

Originally shopped in the Push Pull livery of lined Green and Cream, in the early 2000s it was painted in unlined Red and Cream.

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. Over the winter of 2018/19 the compartments were removed and the interior remodelled as an all third saloon. Part of the space previously occupied by the first class compartments has been utilised to create an accessible area for wheelchairs.


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