3rd / 3rd Class Saloon F.32

The last of the first batch of four saloons delivered from the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co., Ltd., in 1905, F.32 consisted of two separate third class saloon areas; it was fitted with bus-style windows in 1972 in an effort to improve ventilation, at the same time as receiving the all-over red livery, neither of which did any favours to the appearance of this historic vehicle.  Chosen to form part of The Bar Set in 1980 together with F.31 and F.35, the traditonal windows were refitted at this time, but the original large droplight was not reinstated.  Internally new fixed seating was provided with brown leatherette seat covers and formica panelling.  It would remain like this when the purple lake scheme was reapplied in 1992.  The carriage was extensively overhauled to become part of the dining train with a major overhaul commencing in 2010, the guise it remains in today, with a second corridor connection and dining seating.

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36’ 11”

7’ 1”

10’ 3”

3rd Class / 3rd Class

In Traffic (Diner)

F.32 at Douglas Station in July 1973, the red livery and bus windows were fitted the previous year and were not the most attractive of schemes.

In service at Port Erin Station in August 1933 carrying the attractive purple lake and off-white colour scheme much as delivered.

In the works at Douglas Station for a full exterior repaint in March 2020, returning to dining duties later that year.

Part of the dining train paused at Castletown Station in December 2019 on Turkey & Tinsel duty prior to fleet lettering being reapplied.

Departure from Douglas Station for restoration by off-site contractors in Kirk Michael in February 2010, returning to form part of the diner.

In service at Douglas Station separated from the Bar Set in August 2009; note the corridor connection in the bulkhead for this purpose.

Outshopped in the original purple lake livery with some detail differences, at Port Erin Station during August 1994.

As part of the Bar Set at Port Erin Station in May 1988 with the nationalised bus livery of red and white similar to the diesel railcars.

Captured at Douglas Station in September 1947 carrying the two-tone brown livery, note the "Torpedo" roof vents prominent.