Type K07l coach (1902)

Type K07L Composite Compartment Coach
Designed by Bela Šahlmeti
Rebuilt in 1902 by RSR Works, Bevice-Akohniçe, Ruhnia

The third generation of local passenger stock on the RSR is typified by the coach shown here. Its family resemblance to the 1897 series is unmistakable. In this vehicle Šahlmeti added a central gangway, foreshadowing British commuter stock of the 1950s, and improved upholstery. One second-class compartment was replaced with a lavatory compartment with access for both classes. Below the solebars these carriages were identical with their ancestors, retaining gas lighting until the 1930s.

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