Unidentified GNR Six-Wheeled Carriage
At a glance:
|Builder:||Great Northern Railway (Dundalk Works)|
|Original company:||Great Northern Railway|
|Final company:||Belfast & County Down Railway|
|Arrived at DCDR:||1993|
This was one of eight thirds sold to the Belfast and County Down Railway in 1922, but was worn out and withdrawn by 1928. It was sold by the BCDR to a private landowner for use as a ‘granny flat’ at Helen’s Bay, where it remained until it was preserved by our society and taken to Downpatrick in 1993. Unlike our other BCDR coaches which are built to a non-standard longer length, the GNR used the normal length of 30 foot. This meant that we were able easily to put a salvaged MGWR underframe underneath.
This coach is currently pending restoration and stored outside the Carriage Gallery.