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  1. Masborough

    Your experiences of unbelievable rolling stock diagram allocations (past and present)

    In the 2000s 2 car 158s also often used to run between Liverpool & Nottingham and (at least once, probably more) when extended to Great Yarmouth on summer Saturdays. Manchester Sheffield at peak times was terrible. A shame really as IMO the 158s, with sufficient carriages, were otherwise decent.
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    Unexpected trains as substitute traction.

    I remember 156s on Liverpool Norwich being relatively rare about 10 years when I used to commute on part of the route. 153 + 158 was a real rarity. I remember choosing to sit in the 153 for the novelty value of both a 153 on the Hope Valley and a 153 on an express service. Fairly recently I've...
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    Unexpected trains as substitute traction.

    Class 222 on a Liverpool Nottingham special for the Grand National. Not a substitution as such but unexpected for this route. Whether such a unit should be 'unexpected' on an express route between 4 major cities is another matter...
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    Mark One Coach interiors - Moquettes

    Ha ha another liberty at 45 seconds was the apparent 140 mph running.
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    Mark One Coach interiors - Moquettes

    It occurred to check whether there was any coach interior images/ footage from the time of the Kent Coast electrification and was fortunate to find this British Pathe film: Trojan Seats, Melamine, Tungsten lighting and Curtains in Second. The moquette in (the rather comfortable looking)...
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    Mark One Coach interiors - Moquettes

    Not a direct answer to your post but in looking for answers to my original question I found the following interior view: https://midlanddeltic.smugmug.com/UK-Classes/BR-Mark-1-Rolling-Stock/i-gpnCj4X/A Apparently some hauled Mark 1s still were unreferbished, with wood panelling rather than...
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    What is your earliest memory of travelling on a train?

    Some of my earliest memories were also days out from Rotherham to York but a bit earlier in the early 90s still in BR days. On the way there we'd go via Sheffield and the train was a Class 47 hauled cross country service in Intercity livery. I remember being in a worn out brake coach and the...
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    Mark One Coach interiors - Moquettes

    The Torrington website itself suggests Square Grid Gold was in use between 1965 and 1982 and was later used in hauled stock referbs, so that would make sense.
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    Mark One Coach interiors - Moquettes

    Thank you to everyone who has provided a response, I really appreciate it. Thanks dubscottie, yeah I'd be interested in that article. As WesternLancer mentioned I'm not sure I've actually seen a Blue and Grey First Open. In fact all the pictures I've seen seem to be restaurant coaches in...
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    Mark One Coach interiors - Moquettes

    I'm a fan of the 70s and 80s 'railblue' period and one of the things I'm curious about at the moment is what Mark One loco hauled coach interiors were like at the time (being too young at the time to remember if I travelled on any), particularly seat moquettes. I'd be very grateful if anyone can...

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