“Pairs” Carriage F.63

Paired in 1910 using a new bogie underframe from the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co., Ltd., of Saltley in Birmingham using the bodies from 1873 four-wheel carriages B.6 and B.10, in this form the carriage remained in regular traffic until the summer of 1987 after which it was withdrawn in poor condition together with several others of the series; it then entered storage, initially in the old carriage shed at Douglas Station until this was demolished in 1999, after which it spent a number of years stored on a new spur to the side of the new carriage shed before being moved to Port Erin in 2011; moved annually to Port St. Mary and stowed in the siding each T.T. week to allow the saloon carriages to be stored at Port Erin overnight, it was taken back to Douglas in February 2021 and later left the island for restoration by Stanegate Restoration, from where it returned completed in February 2022 and trialled the following month before re-entering traffic.  Today it sees regular use as part of the main fleet.

Fleet Number:






F.63 (B.6 & B.10)


Paired 1910

7’ 0”

Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co.,Ltd.

Restored & In Traffic

Delivery Day

February 2023

Castletown Station

January 2013

Stored Port St. Mary

July 2008

Restored Interior

March 2023

Leaving The Railway

February 2021

Heading For Restoration

February 2021

Fleet Lettering Detail

March 2023

Shunting At Port Erin

April 1981

Four-Wheeler Numbering Detail

March 2023