Four-Wheel Carriage A.1

One of the first four-wheel carriages built for the opening of the Peel Line in 1873 by the Metropolitan Carriage &Wagon Co., Ltd., of Saltley in Birmingham, upon delivery of the first bogie carriages from Brown, Marshall & Co., Ltd., in 1874 this carriage was close-coupled with B.1 and later mounted onto a bogie underframe in 1926 to become F.62; in this formation it survived as a pairs carriage in traffic until 1987; the pair was restored and returned to traffic in 2023.

Fleet Number:






A.1 (Later Paired With B.1) Thence F.62)

30 (Five Passengers Per Bench)

1873 (Paired 1926)

7’ 0”

Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co.,Ltd.


As Built (Livery Conjectural)

As F.62, Restored (A.1 Right)

Douglas Station, May 2022

Interior As Restored

Port Erin Station, August 2022

Replica Metropolitan Plate

Port Erin Station, August 2022