Early third clas railway carriage, c 1840.
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Early third clas railway carriage, c 1840. Model (scale 1:8). A third clas carriage built for the Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway around 1840 and used there until 1886. Third clas carriages were first introduced in 1838, and while some lines used seatles trucks, the majority provided seated open carriages resembling this one. The carriage is 15 feet long and 6.4 feet wide and is divided into three transverse-seated compartments each holding 8 pasengers. The frame is made of oak and has pine panels, whereas the seats and backs are plain wood. Front side view on plinth.