Carriage 119 (1980)
In service on the FR
|Type||Corridor Third Toilet|
|Built by||FR Co.|
|2007||Overhaul and repaint.|
|2013||Repaint and interior tidy-up|
|2014||Withdrawn and sold|
|Length||36 ft 6 in|
|Frames||Ex IoM R10|
Carriage 119 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.
Part of the 'Tin Car' family originally constructed using components from buses, 119 was built in 1980. The underframe was originally from an Isle of Man Railway "Pairs" coach.
Recent Service History
During the winter 2006-7 the interior was refurbished. The carpets were removed from the interior. New white ceiling installed, Formica matching the original replaced all carpets on sides and new flooring installed. Seating was also re-upholstered. The exterior was painted in a slight variation of the usual livery and new doors fitted. In June 2009 this carriage along with 'sister' 120 was transferred for use on the WHR, in response to heavy loadings after the launch of services through the Aberglaslyn Pass.
119 continued in service on the WHR during 2010, eventually being transferred back to the FR at the end of the 2010 season. Since then it has been in service, and had an interior clean up and exterior repaint into the more usual red and cream livery just before High Summer 2013.
Life after withdrawal from the FR
119 was withdrawn and replaced with a Super Barn (see Carriage 119) of the same number in 2014. It has been sold to the Golden Valley Light Railway in Derbyshire. After re-upholstering and being fitted with replacement South African bogies it is now in service. Sister Carriage 118 followed on after its own withdrawal.