Stockton & Darlington Railway carriage

Made:
1847 in Carlisle

Railway carriage, Stockton & Darlington Railway, composite No 59, 1847, built by Tweed dale & Barton, Carlisle, at a cost of £245. It remained in service until 1872.

This carriage is typical of mid-nineteenth century coaches, comprising accommodation for both First and Third Class passengers. This is why it is referred to as a "composite" carriage. Its shape and style is reminiscent of road stagecoaches of the same era - there is even space for a person to sit on the roof to operate the footbrake should the need arise.

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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

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Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1975-7041
Materials:
metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
railway carriage, carriage
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle
  • rolling stock
credit:
British Rail, Add. not known
status:
Permanent collection

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