“Pairs” Carriage F.67

Purchased as two four-wheel carriages in 1873 from the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co., Ltd., of Saltley Works in Birmingham and later allocated fleet numbers B.22 and C.14, by 1881 these two carriages had become close coupled and were later mnounted on a new steel underframe, again supplied by the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co., Ltd., in 1922 to become F.67.  The carriage in this form survived in service until 1987 when it was withdrawn and placed in storage on a disconnected spur in the old carriage shed at Douglas Station.  Since withdrawal it has been stored at various locations including the goods yard at Port St. Mary, Homefield Bus Garage and is currently in a hangar at Jurby Airfield.  It retains the all-over maroon livery with yellow Isle of Man Railways branding applied in 1984, one of two carriages to still be in this scheme, the other being F.74.

Fleet No.:






F.67 (B.22 & C.14)


Paired 1922

7’ 0”


Jurby Airfield

F.67 still in traffic in July 1969 at Douglas Station; it would survive in use until the summer of 1987 after which it was withdrawn and stored.