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Carriage restoration

In March 2015, the Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed approval for the Canadian Pacific Project.  The project encompasses the restoration of Bulleid coaches 1456 and 4367.  Work was started swiftly on 1456, with the majority of the metal frames completed by the end of January 2016, whilst 4367 has had to await until spring 2019 before the majority of work to be underway.

1456 will be finished beginning of 2019 and out in service mid-2019.

4367 will be started in the beginning of 2019 and finished in 2020 in time to run behind Canadian Pacific. 

Videos of 1456's restoration:

Videos of 4367's restoration:

About carriage restoration:

Keep up to date on the progress of the carriages via our blogs


2016 - 1456 wooden frame is removed


2016 - 1456 wooden frame in place


2018 - 1456 It's starting to look like a carriage as the panelling is put on


2018 - 1456 there are over 3,000 screw holding the panelling in place


4367 has not been started


Oct 2018 - New seats for 1456 and 4367


June 2019 - Lights installed and working in 1456