Carriage 2048

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Carriage 2048
Type Corridor Third
Seating 35 x 3rd
Home Railway WHR
Status Under construction
History
Built by FR Co.
Technical
Length 42 ft 8 in[1]
Frames Steel
Carriages

Carriage 2048 is a WHR third class saloon carriage under construction.

Background[edit]

The carriage will be of the "third" design of modern Welsh Highland Railway carriage (i.e. with panoramic windows aligned with each seating bay, no drop windows, and opening toplights as with carriages 2046 and 2047).

It is being constructed at Boston Lodge and funded by the WHR Society as their appeal for 2019-2020. The construction of this carriage will mean that the Welsh Highland Railway Society will have funded four new carriages for the WHR. It is due to replace 116 on WHR service trains when complete and this will mean that both sets will be formed entirely of WHR stock (except carriage 122 which is a non-standard design and is permanently assigned to the WHR).[2] By August 2019 the underframe and steel body frame were compete and ready to move into the carriage works after competition of 2152. By October 2019 the frames were in the carriage works and construction was at an advanced stage.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Rule Book
  2. ^ "WHR society news". WHR Soc website.