Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

September 20th 2009

Boston Lodge Works to build a third coach for the WLLR

W&L GM, Terry Turner: "Being aware of the superb standard of workmanship from Boston Lodge on previous W&L carriages, we are absolutely delighted to award this contract to the FR and look forward to further co-operation with them."

Brake/Composite No.6338 will be delivered next year and join identical Brake/Composite No.6466 and 'All Third Saloon' No.4154 to complete the replication of the three original carriages built by R.Y.Pickering in 1902 and scrapped by the GWR in 1936.

FR GM, Paul Lewin: "We are delighted with the opportunity to complete the Welshpool & Llanfair set of carriages. We had always hoped to be able to do this since agreeing the contract for the first replica carriage back in 2003. To see all three carriages hauled by an original W&L locomotive will be a dream come true for both W&L members and the carriage works team at Boston Lodge. The contract helps to secure jobs in North Wales during difficult economic times and retain traditional skills."

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