Early second class railway carriage, c 1837
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Early second class railway carriage, c 1837. Model (scale 1:8). A second class carriage built for the Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway around 1837 and used there until 1886. It is a box-like vehicle with two compartments with transverse seats that can hold 16 people. The body is 10 feet long, 6.42 feet wide and 5.87 feet in height at the middle. The frame is made of oak with pine panels, whereas the seats are of plain wood. The four wheels are cast iron with wrought iron tyres. This carriage has lights in the doors and a small oil lamp at the centre of the roof.