Carriage 4

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Carriage 4
Coach 4.jpg
Photo: Martin Ellis
Type 4-wheel ‘bug box’
Seating 14 x 3rd
Home Railway FR
Status In service, Heritage Fleet
Built by Brown, Marshall & Co
Built 1863/4
1958 Restored to service
Length 12 ft
Body Width 6 ft 8in
Frames Wood

Carriage 4 is one of the FR's original carriages from 1864.


Carriage 4 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. It is 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, 3, 5 and 11), to designs assumed to have been made by C.E. Spooner.

There is a possibility that carriage 4 may originally have been a second class vehicle.

Post Preservation[edit]

It was initially restored to traffic in August 1958. It carried Cherry Red livery from end of the sixties. Another refurbishment saw its recent return to service

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

Carriage 4

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