Furness Railway 193 Steam Rail Motor Clerestory Trailer (body only) built 1905

Furness Railway 193 Steam Rail Motor Clerestory Trailer (body only) built 1905

Furness Railway 193 Steam Rail Motor Clerestory Trailer (body only) built 1905
Furness Railway 193 Steam Rail Motor Clerestory Trailer (body only) built 1905

 

Present Location Kirby-in-Furness
County Location Cumbria
Designed For Furness Railway
First Number 193
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Only one such vehicle appears in the Company's capital accounts - previous reports of two are thought to have resulted from the trailer's renumbering when reconfigured from Third to Composite. Used on the Foxfield to Coniston line. W 1918. 04/2019: it has now been confirmed that the body of this vehicle has survived, completely enclosed within a bungalow in Kirkby-in-Furness. At the time of the house's sale in 1986 the body was complete externally and internally (except for one external door which had been removed but was still present): it formed two bedrooms at the centre of the building. Although the building has subsequently been remodelled and the body was thought to have been dismantled, it is still present: it has been altered a little, the partition between the bedrooms having been cut away to make one big bedroom, but many original features, including carriage prints of local scenes, are still there. 10/19: current owner suggests that the section shown in the first additional photo below may have come from a second vehicle originally contained within the bungalow, but this suggestion has not been substantiated.
Owner Private
Grid Reference SD 23235 83123
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Photo Date 26/10/2019
Photo by John Bishop
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 15/11/2021


John Bishop 26/10/2019: interior view, showing clerestory roof
John Bishop 26/10/2019: interior view, showing clerestory roof


 

 

















 

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