Carriage 2011

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Carriage 2011
Fresh out of the works at Boston Lodge
Type Service Car
Home Railway WHR
Status In service
Built by FR Co.
Built 1997
2010/11 Converted from 2020
Length 39 ft 4 in[1]
Frames Steel

Carriage 2011 is a WHR service car. It was originally an open carriage numbered 2020.


In November 2010 it was announced that as 2020 was in need of an overhaul that the plan was to convert it into a second Service Car for WHR trains, partly because the other brake vehicle 2090 was now too cramped with a toilet and buffet facilities, and partly because a second service car will provide both WHR sets with the chance to serve hot food. The decision was made to convert 2020 and not 2090 because the semi opens are unpopular in wet weather so instead of losing 21 covered seats the set has lost 36 open seats. Over the closed season of 2010/11, the frames were modified and several windows trial fitted along with the generator, with completion expected ready for the start of the 2011 season. The carriage was renumbered Carriage 2011, in order to be in the same numbering series as Carriage 2010, the other service vehicle.

Carriage 2011 entered traffic on Wednesday 8th June 2011 after a successful test run the previous day.

The generator was replaced with a slightly larger unit in 2016.


There are some pictures of 2011 taken when it was completed here.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ General Rule Book