Carriage 2044

From Festipedia, hosted by the FR Heritage Group
Jump to: navigation, search
Carriage 2044
NB 20090706 2044 Destination board Dinas.jpg
At Dinas
Type Corridor Third
Seating 35 x 3rd
Home Railway WHR
Status In service
History
Built by FR Co.
Built 2006-7
2007 Entered service
Technical
Length 42 ft 8 in[1]
Frames Steel
Carriages

Carriage 2044 is a WHR third class saloon carriage.

Background[edit]

Similar to carriages 2040, 2041 and 2042 construction work on this vehicle started at Boston Lodge on 18th September 2006, joining carriage 2043 and followed shortly after by 2045.

Steelwork for 2044 arrived at Boston Lodge at end of June 2006. Construction started on 18/09/06 and 3 weeks later the underframe was noted as being at an advanced stage.

2043 contains 34 standard 3rd class seats, plus an additional "origami seat" which can fold away for wheelchairs. It is of the longer 13m length used for Pullman coach Bodysgallen 2115. The extra length is used to provide double doors (as per 2090) at one end, to provide easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

The underframe of Carriage 2044 takes shape in the errecting shop.


In Service[edit]

2044 was delivered to Dinas on June 10th 2007, and entered service in F-set later in June 2007.

In June 2009, Slip boards were added reading "Aberglaslyn, Beddgelert, Caernarfon" on one side and with the destinations reversed on the other. These were altered to read "Porthmadog, Beddgelert, Caernarfon" when the full line was opened.

The slipboard on Carriage 2044
Close up of Carriage 2044 board


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Rule Book