I’ve spent the weekend enjoying the KWVR diesel gala from afar (i.e. via social media) as I couldn’t make it myself, and it seems the fantastic 41001 and it’s mk3 coaches have been very popular. Obviously the preservation sector is predominantly steam-focused, but it did make me wonder whether the popularity of the mk3s at these events, as well as ride quality and comfort, might mean that some heritage railways decide to invest in some loco-hauled mk3s to run at diesel galas and such? A set of 1st class coaches would offer a different experience for posh dining trains and even gin trains and similar which have become popular over the last few years - events which aren’t necessarily about the train itself. Thoughts?