No. 2 modified with wider footboards
No.2 was built by SFS in 2015 in response to the need for increase capcity as the railway gained popularity. It is unbraked and therefore can only be run with other braked vehicles in the train. Slightly smaller than No.1, the sit-astride seat is set
on a central upright with footrests. No.2's wheels run in pillow block bearings suspended from coil springs. The carriage was refurbished in October 2018 receiving new, wider footrests and trims.
In 2018 we built a new bogie chassis to replace the four
wheel undercarriage originally fitted. 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.