Update on our brand new carriages!

Brand new carriages coming to the Railway

10th February 2020
Published by: Emma Jenkins

Back in September we told you about the brand new carriages that we were investing in for 2020. Alan Keef Ltd have started the build so we thought we would update you on the progress…

The frame work for the carriages before they were painted. The new carriages have been made from Steel and Aluminium which will be more robust and easier to clean than our current wooden ones.
brand new carriages for the audley end miniature railway
Once the frame work of the carriages was complete they had their first coat of colour, we love the cream detail against the rich red colour
new paint colour for the carriages
The panelling above will also feature our infamous green and cream logo

The carriages will have wooden seats, that are bigger and wider than our current ones, meaning you can sit more comfortably than before!
spray booth for the new carriage parts
The bogeys have also been individually made
carriage parts for our new carriages
Here we have some of the parts being sprayed below
spraying the new carriage parts
The new carriages will also feature a new wheelchair carriage. Eliminating the need for our additional wheelchair carriage that we have at the moment. The carriage will have a ramp so the wheelchair can be wheeled straight into the carriage with ease, and the passenger can then enjoy the journey just like any other passenger would.

We are hoping that the new carriages will be ready to run at our Easter Special Event. We will keep you up to date with the progress on our blog in the meantime.



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