The tram carriage being unloaded at Southwold

Well, here it is at last! Our first piece of 3′ gauge rolling stock all the way from Donegal!

The tram carriage completed its journey from Ireland and arrived at Duncan’s yard late on Monday afternoon 18th October. Driver Frank Gillespie expertly reversed the low-loader past gate posts and parked cars with inches to spare, while the local crane operators unloaded the carriage onto oak blocks with ultimate precision. Heartfelt thanks to all concerned with the whole delicate operation. Now all we have to do is assess the work that needs doing to restore the coach to working order and come up with an operational plan. Do get in touch if you have suitable skills and fancy being part of the restoration team.

Our first carriage…!