M.N.Ry. Carriage No.4 (N.43)

Identical to No.3, later featuring a narrow window which was added in the end bulkhead shortly after the brake gear was fitted to provide him with more rear vision.  The finish of the two first class compartments was similar to that provided in No.1 and No.2, while third class arrangements are quoted by James Boyd as “Puritanical (grained and scumbled).  The first class compartments featured the curved upper window frames in common with the first two carriages of the class.  N.43 was damaged during the shed fire at St. John’s on 10th December 1975 and destroyed by controlled fire the following summer. 

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M.N.Ry. No.3

I.M.R. N.43


6’ 9”


30’ 0”

2’ 3”

24’ 0”

Above: similar six-wheeler M.N.Ry. No.6 (with guards' compartment unlike No.4) as restored over a protracted period to its original condition with varnished teak panelling and class designations on the doors; remarkably there were traces of the original lettering on several of the panels making it possible to effectively trace over the originals to create the correct look for the carriage.  The oil lamp housings on the roof have not been fitted as part of the restoration work, though some examples do still survive in the owner's collection and may be replicated in the future.

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