Carriage 6

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Carriage 6
Type 4-wheel ‘bug box’
Seating Knifeboard 2 x 7 x 3rd
Original Railway FR
Status Scrapped
History
Built by Brown, Marshall & Co
Built 1863/4
Technical
Body Length 10 ft 3 in
Body Width 6 ft 8 in
Carriages


Carriage 6 was one of the FR's original carriages from 1865.

Background[edit]

Carriage 6 was built by Brown, Marshall & Co of Adderley Park Birmingham. It was 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, to designs assumed to have been made by C.E. Spooner.

Similar to the surviving third class bug boxes (Carriages 3, 4 & 5), this vehicle was withdrawn in September 1931, and presumed scrapped.

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