At a glance:
|Builder:||Belfast & County Down Railway (Queen's Quay Works)|
|Original company:||Belfast & County Down Railway|
|Final company:||Ulster Transport Authority|
|Arrived at DCDR:||1986|
|Current status:||Museum display|
Following withdrawal, BCDR carriages were jacked up from of their underframes and their bodies auctioned off for various uses including material for firewood and as ready-made farm sheds. This particular example made its way to Dunmore (near Spa) where it was used as a henhouse until preserved by the then-Downpatrick and Ardglass Railway in 1984. The coach was then moved to the technical college in Newcastle where some initial work was undertaken, but after some vandals smashed its windows it was moved to our base of operations in Downpatrick. Unfortunately 154 requires an unusually long underframe, meaning that it will be on display as an illustration of our stock pre-restoration for the foreseeable future.