The cost of a railway carriage

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  1. umontu

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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.
     
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    I saw £10,000 for a mk2 Virgin so it gives me an idea. Thanks for that!
     
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    dont forget the cost of moving it...
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    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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    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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    Someone has done this. Can't find it now but it is online.

    Well of course. Just wanted to get a ball park figure.
     
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    And if all else fails, push.
     
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    I have a friend willing to tow using his motorbike. :D
     
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    Well if that fails, then you can push.
     
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    Will it be mortgagable? I know prefab homes ain't ...
     
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    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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    No problem, its given me something to aim for aswell! :)
     
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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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    No, as it is a non-permanent structure
    The closest you would get would be a secured loan or lien charge on an existing mortgage
     
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    Just a though? But could the fit sacrificial anodes to protect against corrosion?
     
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    'When I was a lad'..I always thought of buying a plot and 'grounding' a Mk1 and living in it, would still do it now if I had the cash...Doesn't hurt to dream eh?
     
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