Carriage 118 (1977)
- For the current Superbarn of the same number , see Carriage 118
In service on the FR
|Built by||FR Co.|
|2016||Withdrawn and sold|
|Length||36 ft 6 in|
|Width||6 ft 2 in|
|Body Width||6 ft 4 in|
|Frames||Ex IoM R6|
Carriage 118 is an all third saloon carriage in the Tin Car series. Replaced on the FR by a superbarn it is now at the Golden Valley Light Railway.
Carriage 118 is an "all steel" saloon carriage with semi-stressed skin, built at Boston Lodge after a review of line profiles. The underframe was originally from an Isle of Man Railway "Pairs" coach.
It was repainted and refurbished in mid 1991 when it was fitted with new wooden doors and had a refurb of end the vestibules. Work also included modifications to guttering and the fitting of removable down spouts.
Carriage 118 was withdrawn following the end of the 2016 main season. Its last passenger runs were on the 1005/1335 Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog services, and 1135/1505 returns, on Sunday 30th October 2016.
Its bogies were removed for re-use under the new 118. The GVLR have fitted South African bogies.
- Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 235