There are currently three carriages available for use, two (Nos. 1 & 3) are stabled 'on site' and the third (No.2) can be brought in when required.
No.1 was first fitted to a steel chassis originally constructed as a Guard's Van by the Ledbury Light Railway. The Guard's Van's wooden body had rotted and was discarded. The axles are suspended on coil springs and run in pillow-block bearings.
Brakes are operated via a screw handle located at one end. Adapted and modified by Silver Fox Steam at the Ellesmere Port Carriage & Wagon works in 2014, No.1 has a comfortable bench seat with a useful storage compartment under.
In 2018 we built a new bogie chassis to replace the four wheel undercarriage originally fitted to No.1. The steelwork was designed and fabricated the the Ellesmere Port works and the bogies modified and fitted in Churwell. One of the
bogies is braked, providing an emergency and parking brake. The pictures below show the underside of the braked bogie and details of the newly fitted, PNP-supplied, brake blocks. Completion of the new chassis allowed the original Ledbury chassis to be made
available for the rebuilding of a replica guard's van and further use elsewhere as part of a reconstructed Ledbury Light Rly train.