Accommodation Coach Replacement
For many years, the Dean Forest Railway Society has provided volunteer accommodation in an ex-GWR Collett Third no. 5863, with compartments converted to provide bunk beds. In 2017, it was decided that this coach has deteriorated to the point where it will need to be replaced. To do this, the DFRS has purchased a professionally converted Mark 1 BCK carriage, which previously saw service as a support coach for a mainline charter company.
This carriage has been transported to Cranmore Train Maintenance Services for repair work to doors and windows, as well as certain other tasks to bring it up to scratch. We hope to take delivery of this vehicle in early 2019 - in the meantime, our Civil Engineering team are working on reconnecting the 'long siding' which hosts the current accommodation coach.