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Builder finds TRAIN carriage inside bungalow after renovating


A BUILDER demolishing a bungalow found a train carriage inside.

Andy Teal uncovered the wooden structure — possibly 137 years old — being used as the living room.

Even the conductor’s seat was intact although a fireplace had been added.

Property developer Andy made the discovery after he knocked down the walls of the four-room home he bought in Durrington, Wilts.

The carriage is believed to have been put there by the owner in 1937.

Train buffs think it came from the old London and South Western Railway company, which ran out of Waterloo until 1922.

Mr Teal, 49, said: “We didn’t know the full scale of it until we took the shell down.

“We were shocked when we realised someone was using a train carriage to live in.”

The carriage has been removed and taken to the nearby Stonehenge Inn to be used as one of its holiday lets.

John New, of The Stephenson Locomotive Society, said: “It looks in good condition. It’s remarkable how well it has survived”

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