Restoration of an early steam railway coach

Recipient: Manx Transport Heritage Museum

The Manx Transport Heritage Museum were awarded a grant from Culture Vannin to refurbish the vintage 1873 construction C1 coach, situated adjacent to the Manx Transport Heritage Museum. This ex-IoM Railway Stock was in poor condition and was not weather-tight. The annual expenditure of the Museum is almost equal to its income, and fundraising activities could not raise enough money to pay for the restoration work. Culture Vannin funding therefore went to cover the cost of the materials needed. Work on the coach was carried out entirely by unpaid volunteers.