Jim Higgins inside his train carriage
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'I keep a 130-year old train carriage in my house'

Jim Higgins, a retired coach transport manager, is in the process of repairing a 130-year-old Great Western Railway carriage, that sits within his bungalow.

Originally, Mr Higgins' former father-in-law Charles Allen, planned to retire at the site of the carriage, but was told that it could not be removed because of planning laws.

Mr Allen decided to build a home around it and later started the restoration on the carriage.

When he decided to move away, he asked Mr Higgins if he would take the project over.

The BBC's Johnny Rutherford reports.

  • 15 May 2012
  • From the section England