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British Railways Mark 1 Coaches

The BR Mark 1 entered service in 1951 as a standardisation of passenger stock on all regions. They were built using the best elements of the four railway companies stock creating a very sophisticated design. One of the largest groups preserved is used every operating day at the Great Central Railway as they fit in well with the 1950s-style atmosphere. Those examples which aren't in storage or under work are compiled into four uniformal rakes, each with brake and catering facilities.

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No. 1012 Mark 1 RSO Awaiting restoration, however this is quite unlikely because its Ruddington base is currently being cleared out of any stock without any historic value or economic use. Before being taken out of service, it served as a cinema vehicle. N/A. Private Owner. 1951 ~
No. 975046 Mark 1 BSK Awaiting the restart of overhaul, which (if completed) should be a major conversion. Departmental. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1951
No. ADE321047 Mark 1 Unclassed RFO Kept in storage after arriving in 2010; fate undecided. N/A.
(Graffitied)
BR Standard Coach Group. 1951 ~
No. W15207 Mark 1 CK Currently at Rothley being worked on. BR Lined Maroon. BR Standard Coach Group. 1953
No. W15208 Mark 1 CK Body stripped for spares and scrapped Spring 2012. Underframe and bogies for Diesel Brake Tender project, underframe now shortened for this role. BR Lined Maroon. BR Standard Coach Group. 1953 ~
No. W24421 Mark 1 SK Undergoing restoration at Rothley, with most attention currently going towards the corridor ends. It has also undergone interior repairs to serve as staff accommodation over weekend events. BR Chocolate and Cream. BR Standard Coach Group. 1953 ~
No. 3013 Mark 1 FO Arrived in 2011 under contract work for the East Somerset Railway, in fairly poor external condition. BR Blue and Grey. Private owner. 1954 ~
No. 3042 Mark 1 FO Renovated in 2010 as part of a £215,000 project to create a new Pullman train. It carries the logo of the project sponsors Cromwell Tools. Pullman Umber & Cream. Great Central Railway Plc. 1954
No. E21031 Mark 1 BCK Awaiting major bodywork repairs; interior also damaged by water-logging around the time of arrival. BR Lined Maroon. Private owner. 1954 ~
No. 24778 Mark 1 SK Arrived in late 2010 & is now undergoing overhaul, most work has been going towards the bottom-end & windows. BR Chocolate and Cream. Private Owner. 1954
No. E34393 Mark 1 BSK Refurbished & Repainted over Easter 2012. Now back in service. BR Blood and Custard. Private owner. 1954
No. E43043 Suburban Mark 1 CL Stored at Swithland, awaiting overhaul. N/A. Private owner. 1954 ~
No. 3172TL Mark 1 BCK Originally numbered 21138, this coach was used in Ireland as a steam heat boiler for diesel services. It still serves this function, but it requires repairs before returning into paying accommodation. Irish Rail Orange & Black. Great Central Railway Plc. 1955
No. 3178TLA Mark 1 BSK Here, like the aforementioned 3172TL, for train heating purposes. However, it's in need of cosmetic attention. Irish Rail Orange & Black. Great Central Railway Plc. 1955
No. E34738 Mark 1 BSK Stored out of working order, originally the subject of a possible wheelchair-users conversion. BR Blue and Grey. Great Central Railway Plc. 1955 ~
No. E3079 Mark 1 FO Operational. Originally it was planned to partner it with 3042 in the Pullman train, but this never happened as 3092 was used instead. Now used as part of the main dining rake. BR Blood and Custard. Great Central Railway Plc. 1956 ~
No. SC4207 Mark 1 TSO Undergoing overhaul at Ruddington. N/A. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1956
No. E4630 Mark 1 TSO Removed from regular service in 2011, when E4857 could be used take its place. BR Blood and Custard. Great Central Railway Plc. 1956
No. E9316 Mark 1 BSO In service after a quick overhaul & repaint in early 2011, and is the only wheelchair-accessible vehicle currently available. BR Lined Maroon. Great Central Railway Plc. 1956
No. E15960 Mark 1 CK Awaiting overhaul, but considering the need for the availability of high-capacity stock, it seems likely that this will be an early candidate for work. BR Blood and Custard. Private Owner. 1956
No. 34990 Mark 1 BSK On site for unknown reasons, but part of a 4-coach re-railing maintenance set. Departmental Yellow & Black. Private Owner. 1956 ~
No. W80438 Mark 1 POS Available for mail-drop recreations at major special events year-round, such as seasonal steam events. Originally SK 25139, but heavily rebuilt into its current state. Royal Mail (1960s). Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd.
Private owner.
1956
No. ADB975638 Mark 1 BSK Arrived in 2010, but the exact purpose of this is unknown. N/A. Private Owner. 1956
No. M1811 Mark 1 RMB Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1957 ~
No. E4662 Mark 1 TSO Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Private Owner. 1957 ~
No. 1899
(4758)
Mark 1 TSO Rebuilt as a Bar Car, and returned to service in 2010 as part of the Cromwell Tools Pullman. Pullman Umber & Cream. Great Central Railway Plc. 1957 ~
No. E4788 Mark 1 SO Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Great Central Railway Plc. 1957 ~
No. S25312 Mark 1 SK Operational. BR Green. Private owner. 1957 ~
No. E25366 Mark 1 SK Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Private owner. 1957
No. 81343 Mark 1 BG Part of the Cromwell Tools Pullman, due to be refurbished at some point to become a miniature exhibition coach. Pullman Umber & Cream. Private owner. 1957 ~
No. S81382 Mark 1 BG Operational, but used seldom on passenger trains. BR Green. Private Owner. 1957
No. 94407 NBA Mark 1 BG Originally 81223 but since converted, and is likely to be removed along with any vehicles deemed unnecessary. Departmental. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1957
No. 21184 Mark 1 BCK Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Private owner. 1958
No. 21202 Mark 1 BCK Arrived in 2010, but is one of the few coaches from that era not owned by BR Standard Coach Group. N/A. Private Owner. 1958 ~
No. E86129 Mark 1 GUV In use as the storage van for the DMU group. Outshopped in full livery at the beginning of 2011, allowing for use on photographic specials and at santa special events. BR Lined Maroon. Nottingham (Great Central) DMU Group. 1958 ~
No. 86168 Mark 1 GUV Kept at Loughborough when not in use. Also numbered at times 93168 and 96187 Maroon. Renaissance Railcars. 1958
No. 94606 Mark 1 CCT Based at Rothley, but planned to be removed once RVP's storage facilities expand enough not to need it. Maroon. Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd. 1958 ~
No. 94707 Mark 1 CCT Operational, as the only example of its type bearing the livery it carries. Tartan Arrow. Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd. 1958
No. 1525 Mark 1 RKB Restored as the kitchen vehicle for the Cromwell Tools Pullman in Ramparts of Derby in 2010. Pullman Umber & Cream. Great Central Railway Plc. 1959
No. 3092 Mark 1 FO Freshly overhauled in 2010 for the Cromwell Tools Pullman Set. Pullman Umber & Cream. Private owner. 1959
No. S4830 Mark 1 TSO Awaiting major overhaul after stripping of disposable components. BR Green. Great Central Railway Plc. 1959 ~
No. E4857 Mark 1 TSO Operational after being overhauled & repainted in 2011. BR Blood and Custard. Private owner. 1959
No. E16070 Mark 1 CK Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Private owner. 1959
No. W80301 Mark 1 POS Available for mail-drop recreations at major special events year-round, such as seasonal steam events. Royal Mail (1960s). Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd. 1959
No. 80307 Mark 1 POS Delivered from the Severn Valley Railway in exchange for ex-Departmental BSK 34606 in May 2012. Royal Mail. Private owner. 1959 ~
No. 80401 Mark 1 POT Arrived February 2011 from the Gloucstershire Warwickshire Railway. Recently repaired and now part of the 1960s TPO set, though has yet to be repainted. Royal Mail. Private owner. 1959
No. 86709 Mark 1 GUV Stored. Maroon. Private owner. 1959 ~
No. 86830 Mark 1 GUV Operational. Maroon. Private owner. 1959
No. E93565 Mark 1 GUV Operational. BR Rail Blue. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1959
No. E93579 Mark 1 GUV Operational. Maroon. Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd. 1959 ~
No. E94286 Mark 1 CCT Operational in the Summer months when lineside fires present a hazard, and thus fitted out with hose pipes to fulfill this function. BR Lined Maroon. Private owner. 1959
No. 96190 Mark 1 GUV Undergoing conversion to serve as a maintenance vehicle for the locomotives of the 5305LA. Maroon. Private owner. 1959
No. SC1100 Mark 1 RE Formerly part of the National Collection, the prototype griddle buffet car has been based here since 2009. While originally intended for use with the Cromwell Tools Pullman, another car was sourced and converted in its place. BR Lined Maroon. Great Central Railway Plc. 1960
No. E1526 Mark 1 RKB Operational as the kitchen car for the main dining rake. BR Blood and Custard. Great Central Railway Plc. 1960
No. S1852 Mark 1 RMB Operational. BR Green. Great Central Railway Plc. 1960
No. W1962 Mark 1 RU Under restoration at Rothley. BR Chocolate and Cream. Private owner. 1960
No. 94709 Mark 1 CCT Stored. Maroon. Private owner. 1960
No. 96194 Mark 1 GUV Stored. InterCity Executive (Grafittied). Private owner. 1960
No. E1654 Mark 1 RBR Undergoing major restoration. BR Blood and Custard. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1961
No. E1695 Mark 1 RBR Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Great Central Railway Plc. 1961 ~
No. 1898
(25788)
Mark 1 SK In 2010, this coach was purchased from the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway in Scotland, so it could be re-built into a suitable bar for the new Pullman train. Pullman Umber & Cream. Great Central Railway Plc. 1961
No. S4914 Mark 1 TSO Operational. BR Green. Great Central Railway Plc. 1961
No. W13313 Mark 1 FK Undergoing overhaul. BR Chocolate and Cream. Private owner. 1961 ~
No. M16168 Mark 1 CK Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1961 ~
No. 16190 Mark 1 CK Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1961
No. E21242 Mark 1 BCK Operational. BR Blood and Custard. Great Central Railway Plc. 1961 ~
No. W25711 Mark 1 SK Operational. BR Chocolate and Cream. Private owner. 1961
No. E4922 Mark 1 TSO Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Private owner. 1962
No. E4948 Mark 1 TSO Operational. BR Blood and Custard. Private owner. 1962
No. E4982 Mark 1 TSO Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Private owner. 1962
No. 14021 Mark 1 BFK Awaiting restoration. BR Lined Maroon. Private owner. 1962 ~
No. E3126 Mark 1 FO Operational. BR Blood and Custard. Great Central Railway Plc. 1963
No. E14023 Mark 1 BFK Operational. BR Lined Maroon. Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd. 1963
No. S14026 Mark 1 BFK Operational. BR Green. Great Central Railway Plc. 1963
No. W80458 Mark 1 BPOT Available for mail-drop recreations at major special events year-round, such as seasonal steam events. Royal Mail (1960s). Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd.
Private owner.
1967
No. 80345 Mark 1 POS Originally based at Didcot Railway Centre, but moved in Spring 2012 and repainted. Now available for mail-drop recreations at major special events year-round, such as seasonal steam events. Royal Mail (1960s). Private owner. 1968 ~
No. W80349 Mark 1 POS Available for mail-drop recreations at major special events year-round, such as seasonal steam events. Royal Mail (1960s). Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd. 1968 ~

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