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Carriages


For an authoritative view on WC&PR carriages see article on Colonel Stephens Museum web site.

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Nos.

Maker


Built

Bought

Origin & comments

Disposed

Photo source

1-6

Lancaster Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd.


Lancaster carriage

1897

1897

Originally built for the Argentine Railway but bought new by the WC&PR when the order fell through.


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1935-40

Stenlake *

7 (later 13)

Great Central Railway?

no picture available



1901

Bought from Great Central Railway. Open (smoking) carriage known as the 'old charabanc'. It was fitted with an oval brass plate now at NRM, York. Replica plate can be purchased here ... The carriage was left at Wick St. Lawrence where it  rotted away.

1940


7-13

Cravens

Carriage No 7

1892

1907

Seven 4-wheeled carriages were bought from the Metropolitan Railway where they were known as the ‘Jubilee’ type. Carriage No 7 is the sole survivor of WC&PR rolling stock. It is now owned by the London Transport Museum and has been fully restored to Metropolitan configuration.


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1940

W-s-M Library

15-17

??

Carriage No 15


1924

Three bought from Southern Railway (originally London & SW Railway). 4-wheeled. Often operated as close-coupled trio.


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1940

W-s-M Library

18

??

Carriage No 18

1891

?

1928

Bought from GWR. Formerly Taff Vale Railway. 4-wheeled with two 2nd class compartments, luggage section and guard’s compartment. Carried only 20 passengers. Was painted dark green. Shown also in old photo in Then & Now -Walton Park.

1940

W-s-M Library

A carriage interior

A carriage interior



Unknown carriage interior



* Photo marked Stenlake reproduced with permission from Old Portishead by John Macleay published by Stenlake Publishing.