Four-Wheel Carriage A.4

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was close-coupled with D.1 and later mounted onto a bogie underframe in 1926 to become F.71; in this form it was withdrawn and carriage bodies scrapped in 1983, although the underframes remain today used as a bogie runner.

Fleet Number:






A.4 (Later Paired With D.1) Thence F.71)

30 (Five Passengers Per Bench)

1873 (Paired 1920)

7’ 0”

Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co.,Ltd.

17’ 0”

F.71 (A.4 Left)

Port Erin, July 1969

F.71 (A.4 Left) 

Douglas Station, April 1980

F.71 (A.4 Right

Douglas Station, September 1971