Railway history

by David Allen June. 10, 2018 638 views

Both photos were taken at Carrog Station on the Llangollen Railway.

Ancient and slightly less ancient. The coach that featured in the recent channel 4 documentary and an early diesel multiple unit.

The LNER coach is 100 years old and was a major restoration project. It may live at Carrog station where it currently is. It is not fit for use on the railway so it may become an extra tea room at the station.

The DMU was an early prototype, only about 10 were built and were destined for South America.

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Joe Zink 1 year, 3 months ago

Don't know how I missed this when you first posted it, David...
I love these old rail cars, and it's wonderful to see a coach with wooden walls !

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David Allen Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 3 months ago

Thanks Joe, The diesel car is at least 60 years old and has had a major restoration. It was built as a prototype with an aluminium body which is probably why it has survived so well.

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