Mark 2 quarrymen's carriage (Photo: FR Archives)Recreation of one of the earlier types of quarrymen’s carriages has been a long-held ambition. The original Mk2s were taken out of service about 1890 and several became a line side huts for the P.Way department. One survived and has been preserved for eventual display; it will not be restored to traffic.

The replica Mk 2 quarrymens in late August 2013 - © Norman BondWith chassis materials in hand a successful application was made for funds for timber to create the bodywork. These components were subsequently machined in SE England and then transported to Wales where the main bodywork was assembled as a project during Kids' Training Week in August 2009. At this point the project stalled as authentic running gear did not exist until the production of new components could be piggy-backed on to the ‘beer waggon’ project. In August 2013 the body was taken into Boston Lodge for volunteers to fit the running gear and couplings and complete details of the bodywork. Material for the roof is still required and will be ordered as soon as a supplier has been identified.


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