Carriage F.10 Progressing : 16th June

Work is progressing composite carriage F.10 by off-site contractors; the carriage last operated in service at the beginning of last season and was removed from home metals upon the return of sister F.11 which is currently awaiting painting and completion in the paintshop at Douglas Station.  Dating from 1881 and built by Brown, Marshalls & Co., Ltd., as part of a batch of four (F.9-F.12), the completed carriage will return in the post-war red and cream colour scheme.  The recent images below illustrate the progress being made on F.10.

The railway continues to operate to timetable “R” on a daily basis throughout June in the lead up to the 150th anniversary day Saturday 1st July 2023 which will be followed by an extended Summer Transport Festival at the end of that month.  This week has seen the popular evening U timetable service run on Thursday following a Silver Dream diner in the afternoon, with a Curry Club train this evening (Friday) and FathersDay lunch and afternoon tea trains on Sunday which will be hauled by M.N.Ry. No.4 Caledonia.