Carriage 2152

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Carriage 2152
Type Pullman Observation
Seating 22 x 1st
Home Railway WHR
Status Under construction
Built by FR Co., Boston Lodge
Built 2017 -
Length 45 ft 4 in
Frames Steel

Carriage 2152, to be named Gwyrfai,[1] will be a WHR Pullman Observation carriage.

Origins and Construction[edit]

In SR92, it was announced that funding for a second observation coach (similar to Glaslyn) was being sought over a two-year period. The reason for this timeframe was that a Pullman Observation costs 150% the cost of a standard carriage.[2] This carriage will allow both sets to run with an observation car. It is likely that Bodysgallen will still be used, running with 2152 or 2100 to give more first class accommodation. At this time it was thought that the new carriage would be numbered 2101. The carriage will be generally similar to Glaslyn but the detailed design follows the developments introduced on Ffestiniog Railway observations cars 150 and 152.[3]

In October 2017 the frames for this carriage were under construction at Boston Lodge.[4] At this time it was stated that the carriage would be numbered 2152.[5] The metal framework was complete by March 2018 and the carriage then moved to the carriage works for fitting of the woodwork.[3] It is expected to be unveiled in late 2019 and be fully available for the 2020 season.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Snowdon Ranger, Issue 95
  2. ^ The Snowdon Ranger, Issue 92
  3. ^ a b Moving Pictures, Number fifteen - 14/3/18
  4. ^ Moving Pictures, Number eleven - October 2017
  5. ^ Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 238, page(s): 724