WHRL Coach No. 7

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WHRL Coach No. 7
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Eisteddfod coach
Type Bogie saloon
Seating 32 x 3rd
Home Railway WHHR
Status In service
Built by WHR Ltd
Built 1987
Length 26 ft
Frames Steel
Wheels Bogie

This carriage is known as "Y Cerbyd Eisteddfod" or "Eisteddfod Coach" as it was finished in time for the 1987 National Eisteddfod, which was held in Porthmadog.

It is based on the underframes of two Hudson bogie wagons. The body was designed to be similar in style to the original Welsh Highland Buffet Car, which is also preserved at the WHRL. The coach is a regular sight on WHRL passenger trains at the moment, and has also been used as a restaurant carriage on "wine and dine" trains, when for some years, the coach had tables fitted. When these were removed, the toplight panels were replaced with glass.

In the last few years, extra features have been added to re-create the flavour of the old Welsh Highland Railway. These include window bars, enamel plaques indicating "third class" and lettering on the side in the style of the old Welsh Highland Railway.

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Adapted from original page at WHRL site.