Living in a railway carriage. A railway carriage home.
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sneaking desire to live in a railway carriage. There are a few people
who do live in carriages, but there is a village close to Bognor Regis
where a whole community of railway people live in carriages blended in
with other buildings.
After the first world war much of the local railway stock was regarded as out-of-date and was pensioned off in the siding at Bognor. Some people started living in the carriages, and then some were moved down the road to Pagham.
They were transported by horse and waggon, and
had their wheels and bogie sets removed first.
By the middle of the 1930s there were almost 250 properties at the beach in Pagham, and most of them had begun life as railway carriages.
Some of the carriages have been set together and covered over by a separate roof producing a strange amalgam.
Today there are not so many carriages on the site, but a few still remain, giving the village a unique charm.