The cost of a railway carriage

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Yew

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dont forget the cost of moving it...
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Also. those mark2 virgins look in better interior condition than some trains ive been on.......

One day Ill buy some sort of Mk3 coach, maybe a sleeper, and use it as a home studio (now that would be cool
 

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One day Ill buy some sort of Mk3 coach, maybe a sleeper, and use it as a home studio (now that would be cool
On that point, is there anything stopping someone from actually setting up a home in a train carriage? A Mk3 FC buffet car, for instance, would have kitchen facilities, plenty of power sockets, at least one toilet, plenty of seating and tables... Just remove some of the seats and tables for a bed and install a shower facility! :p
 

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On that point, is there anything stopping someone from actually setting up a home in a train carriage? A Mk3 FC buffet car, for instance, would have kitchen facilities, plenty of power sockets, at least one toilet, plenty of seating and tables... Just remove some of the seats and tables for a bed and install a shower facility! :p
Someone has done this. Can't find it now but it is online.

dont forget the cost of moving it...
Well of course. Just wanted to get a ball park figure.
 

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I am speaking as a completely ignorant person (In terms of money on the railways)
Does anyone know roughly how much would a Mk1 carriage cost?
In any condition.
Mk 1s are now in great demand, and are also prone go serious structural corrosion.

You can easily spend 100k properly restoring one.
 

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One of the links in this thread rather made me wonder how so much money was devoted by the British government to creating rail networks in developing countries while totally neglecting the British network of the time.
 
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