Carriage 2045

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Carriage 2045
Carriage 2045 at Waunfawr - 17 March 2008
Type Corridor Third
Seating 35 x 3rd
Home Railway WHR
Status In service
Built by FR Co.
Built 2006-7
June 2007 Entered service
Length 42ft 8in[1]
Frames Steel

Carriage 2045 is a WHR third class saloon carriage.


Similar to, but 1 m longer than, 2040, 2041 and 2042. Construction of this vehicle was originally planned to start at Boston Lodge as part of the second or third batch. This was changed on 4 August 2006 to the same batch as 2043 and 2044, to take advantage of economies of scale.

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.

In Service[edit]

2045 was delivered to Dinas on June 10th 2007, and entered service in the F-set later in June 2007.

2019/20 Refurbishment[edit]

After nearly 13 years of intensive use, just before Christmas 2019, 2045 entered the carriage works for a major refurbishment. Both vestibules had rotten floors and so these were renewed. The floor covering was then replaced by a flooring contractor. The interior received major renovation, similar to Carriage 103, such as the walls and ceiling cleaned and re-varnished. The seats and tables were also removed, cleaned and re-varnished. The interior was then re-assembled. Externally, 2045 only received a few coats of varnish. [2]. The work was completed by late March. [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ General Rule Book
  2. ^ "Carriage Works", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 248, page(s): 576
  3. ^ "Carriage Works", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 249, page(s): 654