Half-Brake Carriage F.40

Second of three identical carriages delivered from the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co., Ltd. of Saltley Works in Birmingham in 1907, this carriage survived in regular traffic until 1972 when it was withdrawn as surplus to operating requirements and needing bodywork attention; it was stored in the carriage shed at Douglas Station until 1977 when the body was removed and scrapped, the underframe becoming a bogie runner for a time, being scrapped in 1984.

Fleet No.:










37' 0"

7' 0"

10' 0"


Above: the all-over austerity brown livery survived on F.40 until the 1950s with no lining detail and basic fleet numbering; it largely remained unaltered throughout its career, the torpedo roof vents were removed from above the three compartments.

(Photo: I.o.M.S.R.S.A.)

F.40 in April 1950 carrying the two-tone austerity brown livery at Douglas Station which was applied until after the second world war.

By June 1969 the post-war standard livery of red and cream was applied when the carriage was seen on Road One at Douglas Station.

April 1951 at Ramsey Station and F.40 is carrying the brown livery of the time, outside the northern terminus' carriage shed.