Carriage 5

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Carriage 5
Coach 5.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 8 in
Frames Steel

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

Post Preservation[edit]

Carried Cherry Red livery from late sixties but was withdrawn about that time.

It was taken to Llanbedr for rebuild by Ron Jarvis in his workshop. It incorporates a steel section through the vehicle and can be braked, though no. 5 does not have brakes fitted. At this time Ron had 4 steel sections (5, 2, 1 and 12) made and enough machined timber sections for at least 4 vehicles (used on 5, 2, 3 and 4 and some bits on No 1).

Recently repainted into the Victorian livery for use in The 1870's Train, for some time it carried the Royal Purple livery in the nineties.


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