Photo: Martin Ellis
|Type||4-wheel ‘bug box’|
|Seating||14 x 3rd|
|Status||In service, Heritage Fleet|
|Built by||Brown, Marshall & Co|
|1958||Restored to service|
|Body Width||6 ft 8in|
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. 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.
It was initially restored to traffic in August 1958. It carried Cherry Read livery from end of the sixties. Another refurbishment saw its recent return to service