Carriage 120 (1980)

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For the current Superbarn of the same number, see Carriage 120.
Carriage 120 (1980)
Type Corridor Third
Seating 36 x 3rd
Home Railway AVLR
Original Railway FR
Status Undergoing overhaul
Built by FR Co.
Built 1980
2018 Withdrawn from FR service
Length 36 ft 6 in
Frames Ex IoM R0

Carriage 120 is an all third saloon carriage in the Tin Car series. Withdrawn from FR service in 2018, it is now undergoing overhaul on the Apedale Valley Light Railway.


Carriage 120 was built in 1980 as a third class saloon with 32 seats and a toilet compartment. The underframe was originally from an Isle of Man Railway "Pairs" coach.

In June 2009 this carriage along with 'sister' 119 was transferred for use on the WHR, in response to heavy loadings after the launch of services through the Aberglaslyn Pass. During early 2010 the carriage entered Boston Lodge for a refit which included removing the toilet as it is of the obsolete gravity discharge type and replacing it with four extra seats. The refit has also seen the replacement of the original lino floor and carpet wall cladding as well as a complete external repaint. 120 re-entered service on the FR's B set in August 2010.

It was withdrawn at the end of June 2018. Its bogies were reused for a replacement Superbarn.[1] The carriage was sold to the Apedale Valley Railway, arriving at its new home on 10 June 2019. [2] The Apedale Valley Railway plans to convert the coach into a brake vehicle with disabled access.[3] Currently, work is focusing on overhauling the ex-South African bogies now being used on the carriage (the FR retained its original bogies).

At Harbour Station, August 2010 Post-overhaul and removal of the toilet.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moving Pictures, Twenty - 28/6/18
  2. ^ "One in, one out". Apedale Valley Light Railway. 10 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Second ex-Ff&WHR coach for Apedale". Heritage Railway (256): 43. 5 July 2019.