Ffestiniog Railway rolling stock

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The Ffestiniog Railway owns and operates a number of heritage and modern-day steam and diesel locomotives. A full list of these locomotives with details of their operational status is provided below.

Double Fairlie David Lloyd George running round its train at Blaenau Ffestiniog 2005

Locomotives[edit]

The list includes past locomotives and present locomotives that are owned by, or permanently housed at, the Ffestiniog Railway:[1]

Steam locomotives[edit]

Number Name Image Wheel arrangement Date built Date scrapped Builder Class Notes Available for Service
1 Princess Ffestiniog PDold 3.jpg 0-4-0STT 1863 n/a George England and Co. Small England Taken out of Spooner's for cosmetic restoration for the 150th anniversary of steam on the railway in 2013. No
2 Prince FR Prince Tan-y-Bwlch.JPG 0-4-0STT 1863 n/a George England and Co. Small England The oldest operable Ffestiniog Railway steam locomotive.[2] Returned to service in time for the 150th anniversary of steam on the railway in 2013. Yes
3 Mountaineer 0-4-0TT 1863 1879 George England and Co. Small England The first locomotive delivered and run on the Ffestiniog railway and originally numbered 1. Delivered as a side tank locomotive and the only one of the George England locomotives never to carry a saddle tank.[2] Dismantled in 1879 when it was considered to be worn out. Some parts were donated to the other George England locomotives. No
4 Palmerston Palmerstonport.jpg 0-4-0STT 1864 n/a George England and Co. Small England Restored to service in 1993 after many years out of use, including a period when used as a stationary boiler at Boston Lodge. Yes
5 Welsh Pony Ffestiniog PDold 4.jpg 0-4-0STT 1867 n/a George England and Co. Large England Welsh Pony has been cosmetically restored for the Ffestiniog Railway's Steam 150 event (May 2013) and it has been decided in June 2013 to restore the locomotive to full working order. Welsh Pony will celebrate her 150th birthday in 2017. No
6 Little Giant LittleGiant.jpg 0-4-0STT 1867 1932 George England and Co. Large England Scrapped 1932. No
7 Little Wonder Ffestiniog PDold 1.jpg 0-4-4-0T 1869 1882 George England and Co. Double Fairlie Scrapped 1882. First Fairlie locomotive built for the Ffestiniog Railway. No
8 James Spooner JamesSpooner.jpg 0-4-4-0T 1872 1933 Avonside Engine Co. Double Fairlie Last steamed in 1931 before being scrapped in 1933. No
9 Taliesin Taliesin2.jpg 0-4-4T 1876/1999 1935 Vulcan Foundry/ Boston Lodge Single Fairlie Replica Single Fairlie locomotive built at Boston Lodge works in 1999. The original 1876-built locomotive was scrapped in 1935 after colliding with Welsh Pony. The replica used a few parts from the original (therefore making it a rebuild) but was largely built from scratch. Named after the 6th century Welsh poet Taliesin. Having been built for easy conversion between oil and coal firing, the locomotive has been coal-fired since 2007. In service and usually found on low season trains. Fitted with piston valves and boiler pressure increased to 200psi in 2011. Yes
10 Merddin Emrys FR PHS ME.jpg 0-4-4-0T 1879 n/a Boston Lodge Double Fairlie The oldest operating Double Fairlie on the railway. Named after the 6th century Welsh poet. The locomotive underwent a major rebuild in 1987/8. Returned to steam in 2005 and converted to coal firing during the winter of 2006/2007. The engine is currently in service and covered more miles in 2010 than any other FR locomotive. Yes
11 Livingston Thompson LivingstonThompson.JPG 0-4-4-0T 1886 n/a Boston Lodge Double Fairlie Withdrawn and restored as a static display at the National Railway Museum in York. Carried No 3 from 1887 onwards. No
11 Earl of Merioneth Ffen rlwy at bf 1 crop.jpg 0-4-4-0T 1979 n/a Boston Lodge Double Fairlie The first Double Fairlie built by the restored Ffestiniog Railway, and the only one of its kind to deviate from the classic design with the cuboid side tanks. Converted to coal firing in 2006 and currently in regular service. No 11 works plates exist for the loco but it has never carried them in service. Yes
12 David Lloyd George FR PHS DLG dep 2 crop.jpg 0-4-4-0T 1992 n/a Boston Lodge Double Fairlie The most recent Double Fairlie locomotive in the world and also the most powerful locomotive on the railway. Built to burn oil rather than coal. Currently out of service under overhaul. No
- Blanche Blanche1995.jpeg 2-4-0STT 1893 n/a Hunslet Engine Co. Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet Originally an 0-4-0ST running on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway, purchased by the Festiniog Railway in 1963. Rebuilt as 2-4-0STT in 1972, her pony truck is from Moel Tryfan, an engine used on the original Welsh Highland Railway. In regular service. Yes
- Linda FR PHS Linda crop.jpg 2-4-0STT 1893 n/a Hunslet Engine Co. Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet Originally an 0-4-0ST running on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway, purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway in 1962. Named after Linda Blanche Douglas-Pennant. Returned to service in 2011 after a lengthy seven-year overhaul. Yes
- Mountaineer Mountaineer Tan-y-Bwlch 2.JPG 2-6-2T 1917 n/a ALCO N/A Built for the British Army's use in World War I; later ran on the Tramway de Pithiviers à Toury in France; purchased by a supporter of the Festiniog Railway in 1967. A regular performer for four decades, the locomotive last operated in 2006 and is currently awaiting overhaul. No
- Britomart Britomart.jpg 0-4-0ST 1899 n/a Hunslet Engine Co. Alice In service. Used as a shunting engine around Boston Lodge and Harbour station; occasionally ventures up the line for specials and footplate rides at Tan-y-bwlch and Blaenau stations during special events. Yes
- Lilla Lilla Beddgelert 2011.jpg 0-4-0ST 1891 n/a Hunslet Engine Co. N/A In service. Largely restricted to use on special trains and for footplate rides during special events. Yes
14 Lyd Lyd at Porthmadog Harbour Station.jpg 2-6-2T 2010 n/a Boston Lodge Lynton and Barnstaple Manning Wardle Built at Boston Lodge works as a replica of the Manning Wardle locomotives built for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway between 1898 and 1925. All but one of these locomotives were scrapped in 1935 (the last was shipped to Brazil and its subsequent fate remains a mystery). Lyd entered traffic in 2010 wearing unlined black livery before being turned out in lined BR black livery in 2011. In 2012 it was repainted into a Southern Railway livery. Yes
- Leary 0-4-0VBT 2010 n/a E A Foulds Ltd, Colne De Winton Leary Is a privately owned locomotive on the railway. It makes occasional forays to Porthmadog and Minffordd. Yes
- Dahuichang 4 0-8-0 1988 n/a Harbin Locomotive Works N/A Privately purchased in 2006, now in purpose built storage for restoration at Boston Lodge. One of the world's last commercially built narrow gauge steam locomotive for industrial use. Current gauge is 30" This is not yet classified as an FR loco. No

Diesel locomotives[edit]

Name Image    Type      Built   Builder Notes
Mary Ann 4wd 1917 Motor Rail The first locomotive to work the revived Ffestiniog Railway in 1954. Built for British Army use in WWI and bought by the Ffestiniog Railway in 1923.
Moelwyn FR PHS Moelwyn crop.jpg 2-4-0d 1918 Baldwin Another ex-WWI locomotive, purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway in 1925.
Upnor Castle Upnorcastleconst.JPG 4wd 1954 F.C. Hibberd Built for the Chattenden and Upnor Railway to 2 ft 6 in (0.76 m) gauge, bought from the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway in 1968. Now in use on the Welsh Highland Railway.
Moel Hebog 4wd 1955 Hunslet Engine Co. Originally built for the National Coal Board as a flameproof mines locomotive. Purchased in 1969 and mainly used for permanent way maintenance trains.
Conway Castle'/Castell Conwy FR Conway Castle.jpg 4wd 1958 F.C. Hibberd Built for the Admiralty's line at Ernesettle, purchased in 1981. Now in use at the Welsh Highland Railway. Bilingually named.
Ashover 4wd 1948 F.C. Hibberd Built for the Ashover Light Railway and purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway in 1981.
The Lady Diana 4wd 1957 Motor Rail Purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway in 1974.
The Colonel 4wd 1943 Motor Rail Built for the St. Albans Sand and Gravel Company, purchased by Colonel Campbell of Dduallt Manor for his private use on the Ffestiniog Railway. Purchased by the railway in 1982.
Criccieth Castle'/Castell Criccieth FR BF EoM Criccieth crop.jpg 0-6-0d 1995 Boston Lodge Built by the railway from parts supplied by Baguley-Drewry. Used on passenger services. Bilingually named.
Harlech Castle'/Castell Harlech Harlech Castle Minffordd crop.jpg 0-6-0d 1983 Baguley-Drewry Built for service in Mozambique, but purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway in 1988 after the order was cancelled. Used as an engineering locomotive, and primarily stationed at Minffordd. Bilingually named.
Harold 4wd 1979 Hunslet Engine Co. Built for the railway at North Bierley sewage farm and bought by the Ffestiniog in the early 1990s.
Vale of Ffestiniog FR Cob VoF crop.jpg B-Bd 1967 CH Funkey & Co (Pty) Ltd Built for the Eastern Province Cement Company in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway in 1996 and extensively rebuilt. Used for passenger services. The twin of 'Castell Caernarfon' on the Welsh Highland Railway
Moel-Y-Gest FR Moel-Y-Gest crop.JPG 4wd 1965 Hunslet Engine Co. Built for the Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Dean Hill in Wiltshire. Purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway in 2004, and in use as a shunter at Boston Lodge.
Busta 4-wheel Fairbanks Morse A platelayers trolley originally used by U.S. Army. Used on WHR as a platelayers trolley in the 1920s and 1930s.
Monster 4-wheel Boston Lodge A diminutive diesel built for the Ffestiniog Railway and restored in 2010.

Other rolling stock[edit]

For more detailed information on current and past rolling stock, visit the Railways own Heritage Group Wikipedia

These are the existing vehicles that are owned by or are permanently housed on the Ffestiniog Railway:-

Four-wheel passenger coaches and vans[edit]

The principal source of information for this table is the: "Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway Traveller's Guide" by the FR Company circa 2002, supplemented by later information as it becomes available.

Present Number Date built Builder Compartments (from Blaenau end) Number of seats Image Notes
1 1996 FR Boston Lodge Works semi-open knifeboard bench 14 (3rd) FR Carriage1.jpg replica incorporating some original parts
2 1863/4 Brown, Marshalls and Co. Ltd. single compartment knifeboard seats 10 (1st) restored 1958, rebuilt 1992
3 1863/4 Brown Marshalls & Co. Birmingham single compartment knifeboard bench 14 (3rd) restored 1960, rebuilt 1996
4 1863/4 Brown Marshalls & Co. Birmingham single compartment knifeboard bench 14 (3rd) FR Carriage4.jpg restored 1958, rebuilt 2000
5 1863/4 Brown Marshalls & Co. Birmingham single compartment knifeboard bench 14 (3rd) FR Carriage5.jpg restored 1958, rebuilt by Mr R.G. Jarvis 1983
8 1885/6 FR Boston Lodge Works Quarrymen's carriage single compartment 10 (3rd) FR Carriage8.jpg restored 1961, overhaul 1988, fully rebuilt 1991/2
10 2007 FR Boston Lodge Works Two-compartment 4-wheel 3rd. 12 (3rd) Ashbury No. 10.jpg Replica of 1868 Ashbury 4-wheeler. The original was built as a First Class vehicle, but was downgraded to Third Class later in life. The replica has been constructed in this form, incorporating some parts from original Ashbury 4-wheelers.
(11) 1863/4 Brown Marshalls & Co. Birmingham totally open knifeboard bench 14 (3rd) Rebuilt FR Society Midland Group to original condition - currently under overhaul to Victorian condition including replica leather aprons and awning. The current FR rulebook lists this carriage as number 11 but the carriage does not carry this number. It is most commonly referred to as 'the flying bench'.
12 2012 FR Boston Lodge Works semi-open knifeboard bench 14 (3rd) Replica incorporating some original parts.
Van 6 1885/6 FR Boston Lodge Works Single compartment brake 3rd. 6 (3rd) Converted from third type quarrymen's coach (same as No. 8) circa 1930, single end balcony, fully rebuilt 1988.
Van 7 1898 FR Boston Lodge Works Single compartment brake 3rd. 6 (3rd) Moelwyn and Van 7.jpg Built as a replica of the No. 1 brake van converted from third type quarrymen's coach (same as No. 8) circa 1930, two end balconies.
Van 51 (Previously No. 1 Van) 1964 Ffestiniog Railway Society Midland Area Group Single compartment brake without balconies 8 (3rd) Built to replace the original No. 1 van (No. 7 above), this important vehicle is understood to be the first vehicle ever constructed "entirely by volunteers" for service on any 'preserved' railway. Like the 'original' it uses parts including wheels and bearings recycled from a third type quarrymen's coach. This vehicle was refurbished in 1987 and allocated to the FR Civil Engineering Department.
Van 59 1923 GWR Swindon Works Covered Van - Built Swindon (Lot No. 914) and entered service as GWR No. 38089 on the Vale of Rheidol Railway as a steel underframed, metal strapped wooden bodied cattle wagon. Converted 1937 to 2 ft 6 in (0.76 m) gauge for service on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway rebuilt and returned to the original gauge (but a lower loading gauge) in 1968 by the Ffestiniog Railway Society East Anglian Group for FR service as a covered van. Modified doors fitted 1983.
n/a 2005 Boston Lodge Works Spooner's Boat Replica of Spooner's boat, Boston Lodge works, Ffestiniog Railway - geograph.org.uk - 926408.jpg A replica of one of the more unusual passenger vehicles to travel on the Ffestiniog Railway. The boat is a four person, sail-powered vehicle which was built before 1864 as an inspection vehicle for the Spooner family. It travelled downhill by gravity and could be sailed across the Cob. The original was wrecked in 1886 when it crashed into a train. The modern replica is used on special occasions only.

Bogie passenger coaches and vans[edit]

The principal source of information for this table is the: "Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway Traveller's Guide" by the FR Company circa 2002, supplemented by later information as it becomes available. Updated with information from the General Appendix to the 2006 Rule Book.

Present Number Date built Builder Compartments (from Blaenau end) number of seats Image Notes
Van 1 2004 FR Boston Lodge Works Guard / Luggage / Dog 0 A replica 1873 Brown Marshall & Co. bogie van, familiarly known as the curly roofed van. The original van 1 was scrapped in 1921.
Van 2 1873 FR Boston Lodge Works 3/3/G (guard) 12 Porthmadog Harbour railway station MMB 05 Britomart.jpg built as No.2 brake/luggage van, rebuilt 1920/21, fully restored to 1920/21 condition in 1991. Renumbered from Carriage 10 in 2005.
Van 3 1873 FR Boston Lodge Works Guard / Luggage / Dog 0 Survived until the beginning of post-restoration in 1955, now scrapped. The 2004 replica of Van 1 was based on this vehicle.
Van 4 1880 Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company G/1/1 observation 15 FR Carriage11.jpg built as No.4 luggage van, rebuilt 1928/29 as passenger/brake, rebuilt 1957/8 as observation car, steel underframe 1962. Renumbered from Carriage 11 in 2005.
Van 5 1880 Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company 3/saloon/guard 25 built as No.5 luggage van, rebuilt 1929/30 as passenger/brake, restored 1955, buffet counter and side corridor added 1957, buffet car and saloon reordered 1960, lengthened with steel underframe 1963, major repairs and new seat layout without buffet counter 1982. Renumbered from Carriage 12 in 2005.
14 1896 Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works, Bristol 3 saloon/buffet 26 Ffestrail coaches at Tanybwlch.jpg built for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Co. as Brake 3rd No: 15 and restored, 1963 and 1998.
15 1872 Brown Marshalls & Co. Birmingham 3/3/3/1/3/3/3 48+6 FR first bogie carriage No. 15.jpg designed by George Percival Spooner entered service January 1873, with No. 16, the first bogie coaches, of any gauge, to operate in Britain. Built with iron underframes and iron framing for the coachwork. Restored 1960, rebuilt 2001 with Heritage Lottery Fund backing.
16 1872 Brown Marshalls & Co. Birmingham 3/3/3/1/1c/3/3 40+9 same design, with No. 15, the first bogie coaches to operate in Britain. Restored (with a 1st coupe in place of the second class compartment) in 1969 largely by Mr R.G. Jarvis, rebuilt 2001 with Heritage Lottery Fund backing.
17 1876 Brown Marshalls & Co. Birmingham 3/3/1/3/3/3 40+6 Ffestiniog Railway Carriage 17.jpg designed by George Percival Spooner. Iron frames but conventional coach-built bodywork with bowed sides. Restored 1956 and 1990. Nos. 17 to 20 commonly known as 'bowsiders'.
18 1876 Brown Marshalls & Co. Birmingham 3/3/1/3/3/3 40+6 as No. 17 but restored 1957 and 2003.
19 1879 Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company 3/3/1/1/3/3 32+12 FR Carriage19.jpg designed by George Percival Spooner. Wrought-iron underframes but conventional coach-built bodywork with bowed sides. Originally 1st 2nd and 3rd class. Restored 1963, 1982 and 2008.
20 1879 Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company 3/3/1/1/3/3 32+12 FR Carriage20.jpg as No. 19 but restored 1957 and 1987.
22 1896 Ashbury Carriage and Wagon Co Manchester 3/3/3/3/3/3/3 56 A low-cost vehicle built for tourist traffic. fitted with wooden underframe. Restored 1958, fitted with steel underframe 1967. Rebuilt with new body 1984. Bears little or no resemblance to its original form.
23 1894 Ashbury Carriage and Wagon Co Manchester 3/3/3/3/3/3/3 56 Built for the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways became Welsh Highland Railway stock in 1923 and FR stock (in exchange for three bogie wagons) in 1936. Returned to service in 1955 and full doors fitted in 1966. Currently running on the WHR.
24 2002 Boston Lodge Works 42 Ffestiniog Railway Carriage 24.jpg A replica of carriage 23 in its original 1894 North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways
26 1894 Ashbury Carriage and Wagon Co Manchester 3/3/3/3/3/3/3 56 FR Carriage26.jpg Built for the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways became Welsh Highland Railway stock in 1923 and sold to a farmer for use as a hen-house. Body bought 1959. Restored to service in 1959 and full doors fitted in 1965. Rebuilt with new body 1986. Bears little or no resemblance to its original form.
37 1971 FR Boston Lodge Works 3/3/3/3/ 32 Ffestiniog Railway Carriage 37.jpg Semi-open tourist coach (with half-doors originally used on coaches 23 and 26) it was built on a Hudson bogie wagon underframe.
38 1971 FR Boston Lodge Works 3/3/3/3/ 32 Semi-open tourist coach (with half-doors originally used on coaches 23 and 26) it was built on a Hudson bogie wagon underframe, which had seen similar use in the 1920s.
39 1992 Winson Engineering 3/3/3/3/ 24 FR Carriage39 2.jpg Replica of one of a batch of six semi-open 'toastrack' tourist coaches (without doors) that were built by the Hudson Wagon Co. in the 1920s for the FR and WHR. This replica was built on a Hudson bogie wagon underframe.
100 2007 FR Boston Lodge Works 1 saloon /1 obs 20 The new "100" which replaced the 1964-build 'Centenary Stock' vehicle of this number in 2007. First class Observation Car similar to the design of 102, without guards compartment. Fitted with moveable seats and tables in the observation end which can be removed to allow wheelchairs to be accommodated. Paired with Service Carriage 124.
101 1970 FR Boston Lodge Works 1 saloon /1 obs 18 Built as the railway's second Observation Car, 101 saw service on the FR until 2006 when it was transferred to the Welsh Highland Railway. Downgraded to 3rd Class in 2008, 101 became surplus to requirements in 2009; after this it was transferred back to the FR, turned end for end, renumbered and given a new lease of life as Carriage 123, leaving the number 101 available for a new-build carriage.
102 2005 FR Boston Lodge Works G / 1 saloon /1 obs 16 FR Carriage 102.jpg First class Observation Car similar to the original 'Centenary Stock' 100 and 101. Brought into service in August 2005 for the 50th anniversary of the start of restoration of passenger trains. Fitted with moveable seats and tables in the observation end which can be removed to allow wheelchairs to be accommodated. Provided with heating for out of season services.
103 2010 FR Boston Lodge Works 3rd saloon 35 First 'Super Barn', luxury Third Saloon with recessed vestibules and fold away seat for wheelchair accommodation.
104 1964 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon /1/3 saloon 32 + 4 Ffestiniog Carriage 104.jpg Prototype for the 'Centenary Stock'. Body rebuilt 1985 with side corridor compartment.
105 1966 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon / 1 / 3 saloon / Toilet 22 + 4 FR Carriage105.jpg 'Centenary Stock'. Toilet fitted at bottom end of carriage.
Minor rebuild 1998 3 saloon / 1 /3 saloon 32 + 4 'Centenary Stock'. Toilet at bottom end of carriage removed in 1988.
Major rebuild 2005 3 saloon / Toilet /3 saloon 32 'Centenary Stock'. Rebuilt with a toilet replacing the first class compartment and wheelchair space with tip-up seats.
106 1968 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon /1/3 saloon 32 + 4 Rebodied 2002 - 'Centenary Stock'.
107 2004 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon /1/3 saloon 32 + 4 New build to the 'Centenary Stock' design.
110 1975 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon 42 FR Carriage110.jpg Given the No. 30 when new and fitted with auto control (now removed) and driving compartment first used on the Dduallt-Gelliwiog shuttle service on 26 May 1975. This is the first all-steel coach to be built at Boston Lodge, with a semi-stressed skin and centre spine underframe. Provided with diesel heating for out of season services.
111 1990 FR Boston Lodge Works G/lavatory/1 saloon/driving compartment 11 Driving trailer for diesel push/pull off peak service. Steel body mounted on ex Isle of Man Railway underframe R5 and pattern 88 bogies. Provided with diesel heating for out of season services.
112 1991 Carnforth Railway restoration and FR Boston Lodge 3 saloon/1/1 17 + 8 Diesel fired heating for out of season service. Aluminium body mounted on steel underframe and pattern 88 bogies.
113 1991 Carnforth Railway restoration and FR Boston Lodge 3 saloon /1/1 17 + 8 Aluminium body mounted on steel underframe and pattern 88 bogies. Transferred to Welsh Highland Railway 2003 - 2009. Diesel fired heating
114 1991 Carnforth Railway restoration and FR Boston Lodge 3 saloon/Buffet 19 Diesel fired heating for out of season service. Aluminium body mounted on steel underframe and pattern 88 bogies.
116 1972 Edmund Crow and FR Boston Lodge 'Enhanced' 3 saloon 36 FR Carriage116.jpg Prototype aluminium body mounted on running gear at Boston Lodge. Rebuilt 1982 and again in 2008 when the first class compartment was removed and the carriage was fitted with diesel fired heating.
117 1977 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon 32 FR Carriage117.jpg Diesel fired heating for out of season service. Steel body mounted on ex Isle of Man Railway underframe R8 and pattern 88 bogies.
118 1977 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon 39 FR Carriage118.jpg Steel body mounted on ex Isle of Man Railway underframe R6 and pattern 88 bogies.
119 1980 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon/ lavatory 32 FR Carriage119.jpg Steel body mounted on ex Isle of Man Railway underframe R10 and pattern 88 bogies.
120 1980 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon 36 Steel body mounted on ex Isle of Man Railway underframe R11 and pattern 88 bogies.
121 2012 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon 35 Second wooden bodied 'Super Barn' carriage with diesel heating and collapsible seat for wheelchair use. Replaced steel-bodied carriage of the same number whose underframe was used for 124.
122 2002 FR Boston Lodge Works 3 saloon 36 FR Carriage122.jpg Prototype 'disabled friendly' design. Diesel fueled heating for out of season service.
123 2011 FR Boston Lodge Works 3rd Saloon 30 Renumbered from Observation Carr 101 and turned end-for-end, 123 is a 'wrong way round' observation 3rd saloon, with the former Guard's compartment doors providing a perfect boarding point for wheelchairs.
124 2007 FR Boston Lodge Works Service Vehicle (Guard / Toilet / Buffet) 0 Isle of Man underframe R7 from carriage 121 reused, with a 'Barn' style wooden body. The first of the new service vehicles. Provided with a generator for on-board catering equipment and heating.
1111 1997 Bloomfield Steel Construction Co, Tipton and FR Boston Lodge Works Saloon/kitchen/lavatory - FR Mess Car 1111.jpg Body shell fitted out at Boston Lodge as a service and mess car for the Permanent Way department staff and volunteers. The vehicle is 40 ft (12 m). long and the FR's longest, but quite narrow to enable staff to walk alongside on embankments and elsewhere within the confines of the FR’s very limited clearances. Not fitted with Norwegian "Chopper" couplings. Although it is fitted with vacuum brakes, they are not used as all FR works trains do not use continuous brakes and 1111 often functions as a brake van.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.festiniograilway.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=175%3Affestiniog-locomotives&Itemid=135
  2. ^ a b Quine, Dan (2013). The George England locomotives of the Ffestiniog Railway. London: Flexiscale.