Rochdale man saves 150-year-old train body from being scrapped

Date published: 28 April 2019

A Rochdale man has stepped in to prevent an old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway train carriage body from being scrapped.

The body, which is almost 150 years old, is in need of restoration, having no underframe or wheels.

Originally built at Miles Platting in the 1870s, a temporary secure home is now needed to prevent further deterioration.

The man, who does not wish to be identified, said: “It was necessary to remove it from Shropshire without delay to make sure it was not lost.

“It would live quite happily under tarpaulins. It measures 33 feet (10 metres) by 9 feet (under 3 metres) wider and 8 feet (2.15 metres) high. Can any reader help in finding somewhere suitable?”

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