Mystery Carriage

Any aspect related to the prototype stock.
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MIKEWILLIAMS
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Mystery Carriage

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Neil Parkhouse asked me about this one, photographed at Carlisle 22/8/1964.

Apart from the fact that it's Wolverton built, so LNWR or WCJS, I can't match it to anything in the reference books.

Any ideas?

Best

Mike
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duncan
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Re: Mystery Carriage

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Mike, it looks a bit like the WCJS diag 13 saloons. I only have the small photos in your book though.
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Post by Mike 1 »

Although it has the Wolverton 12-wheeled style of panelling I think its actually an 8-wheeler, a 57ft Semi-Royal Saloon to D1. Same as one that was on the Bluebell until a couple of years ago and now back at Tyseley. There were six built in 1903/04 and they were often used to strengthen the Royal Train, but were available to hire like other saloons.

Picture borrowed from Vintage Carriages Trust website.

Mike
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MIKEWILLIAMS
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Re: Mystery Carriage

Post by MIKEWILLIAMS »

Thanks Mike

That's what I couldn't get my head around - not enough windows for 65ft 6in stock!

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Mike
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