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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2009 09:05 pm
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Whilst chatting about  cricket pitches I have had the pleasure of playing at I recalled a most beautiful ground at "Elvaston Castle" in "Derbishire".

The pavillion/ changing room/ tea room was if I recall correctly an old teak corridor coach with a balcony added on the side, alas as the club went from strength to strength the coach I have been told has been replaced with a state of the art facility (including bar).

This got me wondering what else has has old rolling stock been used for apart from the usual store room, workshop, horse or animal  box, there was also an old coach recently sold for presevation after being used for several years as an allotment meeting room and shop, what modelling possibilities this could develop. 



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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2009 10:01 pm
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In the Barossa Valley, South Australia, a Motel/restaraunt uses many railcars & carriages as motel type accommodation

http://comrails.railpage.org.au/common/cd_p0104415.html

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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2009 11:34 pm
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Not far from where I live is a pub in a little village called Middleton st George. As you enter the village from the Darlington direction there in the pub garden is an old pullman coach used as a restraunt (think its the one Petermac was on about?) There are a few other coaches up the road at south shields and roker that are also used as restraunts. There is also a well known hotel by the side of the ECML just north of York called the sidings. This is made up of 5 mk1 coaches with a brick built kitchen in the middle. I did have a crazy idea a few years back of using 4 old coaches as a house! My plan was to arrange them in a square with a brick building in each corner. The 65' square fully enclosed garden would have made a great backdrop for a garden railway! I only ever got as far as making a model of this might post a pic if I can find it. :roll: ;-)

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Looks like the sidings has changed into an italian restraurant. Heres a link anyway..

http://www.aboutbritain.com/hotels/hotel1035515.asp

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My Mam was telling me today that one of her cousins married a girl from somewhere near Stanley, and they lived in a converted carriage. Apparently my Grandad helped to convert it, with partitions for bedrooms etc. When she's not so tired, I'll try and get some more info from her.

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Dave - re the carriage at Middleton St George - I'm almost certain that's a Mk 1 (:roll:)in chocolate/cream livery therefore, not a Pullman coach.  I actually drove past it last Sunday !!   The coach I referred to (and posted photos of) is a genuine Pullman coach and is at the Black Bull in Moulton nr Scotch corner.

Your link to the "Sidings Hotel" is the other one I spoke about but didn't get around to taking photos - it's at the side of the ECML just north of York (at Shipton by Benningborough) and can be clearly seen from the A19.  These too are Mk 1's I think. :roll:. Another clever little gimmick about this resaurant / hotel is the old semaphore signal outside which tells you when the restaurant is open. :cheers

Sorry Dave - just re-read your post about the Sidings restaurant and you did say the coaches were Mk 1's and not Pullmans !! :oops::oops::oops:  (Note to Petermac - read carefully first THEN open your trap !!!)



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Sol wrote: In the Barossa Valley, South Australia, a Motel/restaraunt uses many railcars & carriages as motel type accommodation

http://comrails.railpage.org.au/common/cd_p0104415.html

Not too sure I'd like to stay there Sol - looks rather sinister and reminds me a bit of the use made of cattle wagons in Europe during WW 2 :shock::shock::shock:



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Sol wrote: In the Barossa Valley, South Australia, a Motel/restaraunt uses many railcars & carriages as motel type accommodation

http://comrails.railpage.org.au/common/cd_p0104415.html

are you sure that's the right link, Sol?



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I will get the name of the motel place confirmed by Craig.

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Melbourne has long been famed for its vast tram network so it is no surprise that a large number of old trams have been used for non-transport purposes.

Quite a few are used as sheds or outhouses, some are even built into homes as a part of the living accommodation and others are used as restaurants and offices.

Melbourne trams have been exported to numerous countries around the world though most have not strayed too far from home and can be found around the suburbs or elsewhere across the state of Victoria.

Two were sent to Mount Buller for use as a themed attraction there though it never opened and the cars were subsequently scrapped; two have been donated by the tramway authorities as public shelters and playspaces in Wattle Park for many years; the current ones are the third pair to serve there after retirement from their intended function.

Also found around us are railway carriages in use as antique shops (such as the one at Tyabb), as chicken houses and farm stores and there are several steam locomotives in kids playgrounds which can be climbed over and around.

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The location I had shown is still called the Barossa Junction but they have changed carriages to unique Heritage railway carriages (circa 1904-1930). The carriages depicted in that link are the old Red Hen surbuban carriages that was used in Adelaide for many years.

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A while back I reported on a (now closed) restaurant in Water Mill, close to my home:




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Where i live Costa a Del Lancing :doublethumb, there is a place called Shoreham Beach, snobs live on the side where the beach is.

Anyhow when the war broke out they wanted to make sure the sea defense was going to stop the invasion. So to do this at this location they moved all residents out of the beach house's and across the road to old rail carriage's. Sadly no pics but if you wish i could find some. After the war they moved back but as the Council had bulldozed their homes, someone dropped a clanger and never madae a note of the land they stood on, hence all the beach house's have various size land.

After the war the rail carriage's where used whilst they rebuilt and over the years they got moved but as far as i know one still stands and the owner has just built a timber frame around it over the years so you would never know it was there.

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http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Shorehm2.htm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/donotmigrate/3291997/Southern-comfort-by-the-sea.html


 

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Just returned from North Devon and have been told that "Shirwell" (a village in the area) uses a long alley built in an old coach no info. on what type, but it has been described as "bloody cold in winter"!



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Try this link and you will see the bowling alley, fantstic, you have to click on it and i think its the third and also the next couple of pics show inside pic. http://www.shirwell.org.uk/tour.html#

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Thanks Phill I never imagined the old coach would be on the net!



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