Do they? I think they are in quite good condition. Though I don't like leather seats
What was the point in the first class "refurbishment" anyway? A few TOCs first class seats are leathered now - ironic given that Scotrail are slow in catching up with the trend
How they came into fashion Ill never know. But I did have a very comfy trip in the so called "plush tush" on the Chieftain to York yesterday!