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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - British Rail - Mark 1 Coach

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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - British Rail - Mark 1 Coach Mk1 Brake Second Corridor (BSK)

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Name Passenger Car, British Rail, Mark 1 Coach
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType British Rail
Variety Mark 1 Coach
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era UK Era 4: BR Early crest (1948-1956)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1951-1963

History: British Railways Mark 1 was the family designation for the first standardised designs of railway carriages built by British Railways. Following nationalisation in 1948, BR had continued to build carriages to the designs of the "Big Four" companies (the Great Western, Southern, London Midland and Scottish and London and North Eastern railways), and the Mark 1 was intended to be the standard carriage design for use across all lines, incorporating the best features of each of the former companies' designs. It was also designed to be much stronger than previous designs, to provide better protection for passengers in the event of a collision or derailment.
The Mk 1 coaches were built in two distinct tranches: the early vehicles (1951–60) and the 'Commonwealth' stock (named from the type of bogie used) from 1961 onwards.
They have been painted in a large variety of liveries and very produced in various types: First, Second or Composite, Coach, Brake/Coach, Restaurant, etc.
The Mk 1 coaches have been in operation until 2005.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-09-16 10:14:12. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-02-10 15:19:31

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