Higgins showed that carriage converted into a bedroom.
STATE Higgins house was not much different from other housing when viewed from the outside.
LONDON: A pensioner from Buckinghamshire is considered the most bizarre home owners in Britain when making the trains as part of the residence.Now based in Ashton, Cornwall, Jim Higgins built his house with a carriage 130-year-old train ever owned Great Western Railway.
According to former transport manager, he took over from its former parent coaches-in-law, Charles Allen, who was forced to build homes around the wagon it. According to Higgins, 64, the carriage was occupied by local women, known as Elizabeth Richards since 1930.“Gerabak was then known as the Lizzies Place when Elizabeth died in 1966,” he said.
Since then, says Higgins, empty wagons consented to idle for several years before Allan – a skilled carpenter – home looking after his retirement.
“He came from Middlesex and continue to ‘fall in love’ when they see this wagon for the first time, “he said.
However, Higgins said, when Allen applied for permission to use the trains to be a part of the bungalow, the authorities do not give permission .
said Higgins, the coaches stuck there for too long and not be diverted to other places.
” Because coaches can not be moved, Allen decided to build houses around it, “he said.
According to Higgins, with his skills as a craftsman, father-in-law build a house with bedroom place in the coach .
Now, says Higgins, he was busy preparing for the conservation of the coaches concerned and expect it to be completed next few months. “It requires a very high tolerance to maintain its originality.
” At the same time, but not much information available on these trains, “he said.
When completed , Higgins said he would consider the possibility to open to the public. “I might make it a museum, but I am not sure,” he said.