I think I have read that British Rail ordered loads of Mark III sleeper carriages in the early 1980's only to scrap most of them later that decade. Tell me this is not true? If it is, when added to the Nightstar fiasco this would explain where the entire budget for decent trains in the north has gone over the last 30 years...on carriages for night trains that only ran for a few years or didn't run at all. That is 2 sets of very expensive carriages ordered and scrapped within the (horribly extended) lifetime of the Pacers. I am all for a ghost train but this is taking the concept far too far. If repurposed, I could have been travelling from Castleford to Leeds fully recumbent.