Tuesday, 24 August 2010


In an ironic twist my next commissions are destined to end up a stones throw from the FR.

A client in Blaenau Ffestiniog has requested a set of FR carriages.

First on the production line will be Observation Carriage 100. It is the second vehicle to carry the number, replacing the original 1965 design which saw out its days as a mobile construction mess on the WHR.

The new 100 saw a new change in policy on the FR, removing the guard's compartment from the rearmost vehicle of the train with the space used for another four plush Pullman seats. The guard's compartment was built into a new Service Carr, 124, which runs in the same rake.

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