Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway 2nd class railway carriage, 1834

Made:
1834

Railway carriage, four wheeled, 2nd Class, Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway, built in 1834, to carry 16 passengers. Length over buffers: 17 ft. These wooden-bodied coaches are rare witnesses to early Victorian travel. The carriage wheels were cast iron and frequently broke, including on one occasion in 1864 when passengers were taken to their destination on the locomotive. The Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway pioneered excursion trains and in April 1840 ran a special service to take passengers to see two murderers hanged at Bodmin Gaol.

Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1975-7038
Measurements:
length over buffers: 5182 mm,
width: 2500 mm
type:
railway carriage, carriage
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle
  • rolling stock
credit:
British Rail, Historical Relics
status:
Permanent collection

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