Representing the BR Corporate & InterCity eras. 1965-1995. During the mid-1960s British Railways was looking for a 'new image'. The end of steam traction was in sight, the second generation high-horsepower diesel locomotives were being delivered and detail design for the modern mark 2 coaching stock was underway. Many innovative ideas were tried out in an experimental set of coaches, along with a new livery of blue with grey window bands, a new name, British Rail and the still familiar double arrows logo.
Twenty years later BRs' InterCity express passenger business unit was looking to refresh its image with a more dynamic livery, resulting in a very pleasing stripe livery which accentuated the length of coaches and impression of speed.