Refurbished carriage

31st August 2022

Following around 15 years use since her last refurbishment, 59503 (called Nina) has been overhauled again and, we're sure you agree, the difference is quite something. The photo to the right shows the before image whilst the after image illustrates the news item. The interior was the focus of this refurbishment with the old interior panelling replaced in new wood on the upper sections whilst the lower sections have been upholstered. The old seating has been removed and replaced with seating similar to that found in a BR Mark 1 carriage.

Passengers have been kind enough to share their thoughts with us and have praised the workmanship involved (all completed in house) and that the style is much improved!!

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  • Excellent trip out - On recommendation from our hotel in Torquay we booked this and we were not disappointed. Steam train then ferry over to Dartmouth + a lovely river cruise for an hour included. We will visit again.
  • So organised - So well organised. All had seat reservations and the coaches were extremely clean. The river cruise did not disappoint and without doubt one of the best commentaries I have ever heard. Without exception everyone enjoyed the day out, and thought it was the highlight of our holiday. A credit to all.
  • An A+ family experience! - >Excellent time< We arrived at the station to friendly welcome and were greeted by a jolly bloke who gave us an upgrade to a cabin on our own which made us feel like Harry Potter! He gave us lots of info about timings and what amount of time we had been given to allow us to make sure we got back okay. A great time.

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