A Victorian railway carriage, which was restored in Ruddington, is now in the heart of Sheffield as part of the city’s Armistice Commemoration.
The carriage was originally built 130 years ago and it last visited Sheffield Victoria Station over 100 years ago.
It will also go to Edinburgh as part of the nation’s centenary commemoration of the end of the First World War.
it is finished in the London Extension colours of the Great Central Railway, which opened its doors in 1900. And it has to come by road to stand outside the former Victoria Station and the Royal Victoria Hotel, following a massive 15-year rebuild.
This little carriage, of which near 500 were built, is an almost unique survivor and has been dedicated to The Royal Scots Regiment and the employees of the Great Central Railway who fell in the Great War of 1914-1918.
Ken Grainger, vice-president of the Great Central Railway Society, said: “It is wonderful that the GCR Rolling Stock Trust has brought their beautifully restored carriage to be a part of this Armistice Day commemoration.
“Dedicated as a war memorial in its own right, it is typical of the type of carriage in which many of our Great Central war dead would have left home for the last time.”
The last time such a 50-seat vehicle was carrying passengers in Scotland was when conveying troops during the Great War, when they were conveyed from their barracks to embark at Liverpool and other docks to each WW1 war zone a century and more ago.
Tony Keeble, deputy chairman of the GCR Rolling Stock, said: “We are so pleased to be able to support the tribute that is to take place adjacent to the Royal Victoria Hotel at the recently restored Memorial to those of the Great Central Railway lost in the dire conflict that ceased 100 years ago.”