Coach 3086 - Mk1 First Class Open

The Trust also owns a railway coach that is planned to be restored to running order. Funding for this project has allowed work to begin on its restoration.

The trust owns MK FO W3086, purchased by donations made to the DWVRT for the specific purpose of purchasing this carriage.

FO is the designation of a First Class Open carriage.

The photo shows the interior. This carriage had its interior sealed up in the early 1980s when it was made part of a train used as a dead weight for testing locos that were out shopped from Crewe works. The panels over the windows have protected the interiors from theft, damage and water.

It is planned that this coach will be restored to running order when funds and time are available. About half the work required has been completed.