Half Brake / Disabled F.41

This carriage was converted in 1980 to accommodate wheelchair passengers by removing the panelling from the large luggage compartment and replacing it with non-opening windows with softwood frames; internally platform benches were added and an opening between the double doors and former luggage area.  It was outshopped in the then-standard maroon and pale cream livery with yellow lettering and the modified crests applied; two large windows were also created in the rear bulkhead at this time, and vents from other members of the series fitted along the top of the luggage compartment area, replacing what had been fixed windows.  In this form it survived in traffic until withdrawal at the end of the 1989 season, after which it was stored and scrapped in 2003, the bogie runner surviving until 2011 when it too was scrapped, leaving only F.43 and F.49 as representatives of this type of carriage.

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37' 0"

7' 0"

10' 0"


Above: as rebuilt this carriage took on a unique appearance with glazed panels in the former luggage compartment; the maroon solebars were also a feature of this livery as was the narrow orange line deliniating the maroon and cream sections.  The final repaint was carried out in 1987 when the yellow lettering was not re-applied; after withdrawal the carriage was stored and later scrapped.

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

By May 1980 F.41 had been converted to form a disabled access carriage, seen arriving at Douglas Station with No.4 Loch in charge.

Arriving at Douglas Station in August 1980 showing the conversion works and Isle of Man Railways titling of the era.

In July 1969 F.41 was in service and captured at Douglas Station between duties; the post war red and cream livery applied.

July 1984 and No.11 Maitland hauls F.41 as part of a northbound train at Port Soderick Station, the second carriage being a saloon.

F.41 in April 1983 with a train headed by No.13 Kissack awaiting departure from Port Erin Station showing the bulkhead windows.

Stored on Road One at Douglas Station showing the condition of the carriage prior to conversion for disabled access.