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Bulleid Carriage 1456

3rd Apr 2020

An exciting landmark in the life of the Watercress Line happened at the turn of March, when the first part of the Canadian Pacific Project was launched into traffic in the shape of Bulleid open third carriage, No. 1456.   Built in December 1947 ...

Carriage workshop blog, March 2020

5th Mar 2020

What shall we do now…? Carriage workshop blog, March 2020 Well, there we have it. Passengers have travelled in Bulleid open third 1456 for the first time since the mid to late 1960s! I don’t know exactly when 1456 went out of ...

Up and down

12th Feb 2020

Things have been a bit up and down in the carriage workshop this month, literally! We’ve known for some time that we have a bit of remedial work to do on the bogies of Bulleid open-third 1456 before it can enter ...

An exciting year ahead!

30th Jan 2020

An exciting year ahead! Carriage workshop blog, January 2020 First off, a very happy new year to you all! This year is shaping up to be a very exciting one here at the Watercress Line, with our impending reopening through to Alton, a ...

Carriage workshop blog, December 2019

5th Dec 2019

First out of the gate So there we have it, the race is done, and we have a winner! MK1 CK 16083 takes it by a nose (or more likely, a couple of months…) from its bitter rival, Bulleid carriage 1456, to win ...

Paint, plumbing, gates and fatherhood

13th Nov 2019

First off my apologies for the lateness of this official communication! I feel I have a reasonably good excuse, as my daughter was born in the middle of last month. Having taken a few days away from work to get well acquainted ...

Beading 101

8th Oct 2019

September 2019 update from the Carriage Shop

Testing Times

2nd Sep 2019

August 2019 update from the Carriage Shop

On the rack

26th Jul 2019

July 2019 update from the Carriage Shop