- 18 Mar 2012
Historians believe two train carriages, found in a yard in Wales, took passengers to Titanic.
Can’t see this covered elsewhere in the forum. Anyone know the story behind this rolling stock? Assume these were SWR boat train coaches for the Waterloo - Southampton services... anyone know when they were withdrawn and how they ended up at a random Welsh yard?
Titanic historians have discovered two train carriages they believe took passengers to the ship ahead of its infamous maiden journey.
Members of the British Titanic Society think the wooden carriages, found in a yard in South Wales, formed part of a train that carried passengers from London to Southampton on 10 April 1912.
Five days later the Southampton-based liner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean.
It is hoped the carriages, which are due to be scrapped, can be restored.
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