Carriage 38

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Carriage 38
Type Tourist Open Third
Seating 24 x 3rd
Home Railway FR
Status In service
Built by FR Co.
Built 1971
Length 22 ft
Frames Hudson underframe

Carriage 38 is an open-sided tourist coach (also known as a "toastrack") operating on the Ffestiniog Railway. |}}


The Festiniog Railway has three carriages with open sides. They are added to service trains in good weather, to offer passengers an alternative to travelling in a closed carriage. The open carriages are usually placed immediately behind the locomotive. Usually known as the "Tourist Cars", two of these carriages were built in 1971 at Boston Lodge. When constructed, some of the half-height doors from Carriage 23 were fitted to this carriage and on Carriage 37.

Semi-Open four-compartment tourist carriage was built by FR Co. at Boston Lodge on a much older Hudson bogie underframe ex Wagon 66. This may have come from the original Carriage 37.

Carriage 38 has been repainted in green and ivory livery.

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