The Algarve Railway

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The following types of stainless steel coaches were built by the Portuguese constructor Soreframe during the 1960s and 1970s.   There are four types, first class, second class, composite (first/second) and bar/first.  The first three of these can be seen here.  Despite the climate they are not air-conditioned although the windows do open widely.

 

Second class coaches stabled in Lagos station on the morning of Tuesday 21st August 2001

Second class coaches stabled in Lagos station on the morning of  Tuesday 21st August 2001.

A closer view of another second class coach pictured at Lagos Tuesday 21st August 2001

A closer view of another second class coach pictured at Lagos Tuesday 21st August 2001.

A Soreframe second class coach basking in the sun whilst in platform 2 at Lagos on the 20th August 2003
A Soreframe second class coach basking in the sun whilst in platform 2 at Lagos on the 20th August 2003.
This composite class coach is seen in Lagos station waiting to form the 1135 departure on Tuesday 21st August 2001
This composite class coach is seen in Lagos station waiting to form the 11:35 departure on Tuesday 21st August 2001.
This composite coach forms the rear of a two coach eastbound regional service on the afternoon of Saturday 18th August 2001. It is pictured here crossing the EN125 at Estômbar
This composite coach forms the rear of a two coach eastbound regional service on the afternoon of Saturday 18th August 2001. It is pictured here crossing the EN125 at Estômbar.

 

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