Carriage 3

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Carriage 3
Type 4-wheel ‘bug box’
Seating 14 x 3rd class
Home Railway FR
Status In service, Heritage Fleet
Built by Brown, Marshall & Co
Built 1863/4
Length 12 ft
Body Width 6 ft 8 in
Frames Wood

Carriage 3 is one of the FR's original carriages from 1864.


Carriage 3 was built by Brown, Marshall & Co of Adderley Park Birmingham. It is a single compartment closed carriage with knifeboard seating and a third class of capacity seven each side. Believed to have been part of the first batch of narrow gauge passenger coaches built in the world for public service (along with Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 11), to designs assumed to have been made by C.E. Spooner.

Post Preservation[edit]

On revival in 1954, it was used on works trains and as mobile store at Tan y Bwlch.

It was restored to traffic in 1960, appearing from 1969 in a cherry red livery. Withdrawn again in late 80's (?) for refurbishment and strengthening, returning to service 1996.

The carriage has now been painted in the Colonel Stephens livery of green with red ends, for use in The 1930's Train


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