Four-Wheel Carriage B.6

Built for the opening of the Peel Line in 1873 and supplied from the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co., Ltd., of Saltley Works in Birmingham, this carriage was close-coupled from 1881 with B.20; a new bogie underframe from the same source was supplied in 1910 and the two became F.63, the timber frames becoming the basis for K.2 (ii) and the carriage surviing in service until 1987 whereafter it was stored.  Restored and returned to traffic in 2023.

Fleet Number:






B.6 (Later Paired With B.20) Thence F.63)

30 (Five Passengers Per Bench)

1873 (Paired 1910)

7’ 0”

Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co.,Ltd.

17’ 0”

F.63 Restored

Douglas Station, February 2023

F.63 Pre-Restoration

Port Erin Station, January 2019

Original Fleet Lettering

Port Erin Station, March 2023