Private Operators Coaches

Britains' Private Rail Operators Era 9

Once Virgin Trains obtained the franchise for the West Coast Main Line route on the 9th March 1997 they set about re-branding the locomotive and coach fleet in their very distinctive red, black with white stripes livery. They also put in place a programme of enhancing the service on board.
Subsequently they ordered new trains which would see Virgin branded Mk3a coaches re-appear in many surprising locations prior to a repaint.

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Detailed model of the Network Rail New Measurement Train standby generator coach 977995 which contains a generator to provide power to the train when stabled, allowing the HST power car engines to be shut down.
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Detailed model of Mk3 DVT Driving Van Trailer control coach 82129 used by Network Rail; as a control trailer to operate test and measurement trains in push-pull mode. Finished in engineering yellow livery.
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DB Arriva Cross Country have supplemented the Voyager fleet with 4 diagrams for 7 coach HST trains. These sets are now being refurbished and equipped with power-operated sliding doors.
Hornby are producing enough coaches to form 2 complete sets. The TSD coaches are standard class coaches equipped with wheelchair seating spaces and a disabled accessible toilet cubicles.
Era 11 2014-present day
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DB Arriva Cross Country have supplemented the Voyager fleet with 4 diagrams for 7 coach HST trains. These sets are now being refurbished and equipped with power-operated sliding doors.
Hornby are producing enough coaches to form 2 complete sets. The TSD coaches are standard class coaches equipped with wheelchair seating spaces and a disabled accessible toilet cubicles.
Era 11 2014-present day
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DB Arriva Cross Country have supplemented the Voyager fleet with 4 diagrams for 7 coach HST trains. These sets are now being refurbished and equipped with power-operated sliding doors.
Hornby are producing enough coaches to form 2 complete sets. The TSD coaches are standard class coaches equipped with wheelchair seating spaces and a disabled accessible toilet cubicles.
Era 11 2014-present day
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DB Arriva Cross Country have supplemented the Voyager fleet with 4 diagrams for 7 coach HST trains. These sets are now being refurbished and equipped with power-operated sliding doors.
Hornby are producing enough coaches to form 2 complete sets. The TSD coaches are standard class coaches equipped with wheelchair seating spaces and a disabled accessible toilet cubicles.
Era 11 2014-present day
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Detailed model of Virgin Trains Mk2F TSO standard class open coach 5946 in Virgin red livery
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Detailed model of Virgin Trains Mk2F FO first class open coach 3340 in Virgin red livery
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Detailed model of Virgin Trains Mk2F FO first class open coach in Virgin red livery
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Detailed model of Virgin Trains Mk2F BSO brake standard class open coach 9539 in Virgin red livery
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Detailed model of Virgin Trains Mk2F BSO brake standard class open coach 9523 in Virgin red livery
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A Eurostar cutting through the Kent countryside heading for the Continent at 300kph is a wonderful sight to behold yet for those on board the feeling of such speed is minimal. This year sees the familiar grey livery give way to the fresh and striking colours of the new Eurostar trains with their dynamic new paint work and new interiors. The Hornby model replicates this new livery both on the four car pack and the 'Divisible Coaches'.

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The West Coast Railway Company WCRC operates a fleet of Mk1 coaches for tour train services, with a sets being found at Fort William for the Jacobite steam-hauled services on the Mallaig line and Bristol for the weekly steam-hauled Torbay Express trains.

Second class coaches formed the backbone of the passenger carriage fleet. The use of open plan seating allowed all passengers to be seated at a table, plus provided seats for more passengers with less weight when compared to traditional side-corridor coaches. Later passengers began to appreciate the better field of view from the open style coaches, especially on scenic lines.

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The West Coast Railway Company WCRC operates a fleet of Mk1 coaches for tour train services, with a sets being found at Fort William for the Jacobite steam-hauled services on the Mallaig line and Bristol for the weekly steam-hauled Torbay Express trains.
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A very nice model of the Miniature Buffet car. These coaches have a small buffet counter and food storage area near the centre, able to serve basic food and refreshments. Bachmann's model features the smooth riding commonwealth cast steel bogie and the extensive water supply piping on the roof. NEM pockets are used to permit tension-lock of bar type couplers to be fitted.

This model carries the second standard BR coach livery of lined maroon, seen in the 1960's.

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The West Coast Railway Company WCRC operates a fleet of Mk1 coaches for tour train services, with coach sets being found at Fort William for the Jacobite steam-hauled services on the Mallaig line and Bristol for the weekly steam-hauled Torbay Express trains.
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New and detailed models of the BR air conditioned express passenger stock built from the early 1970s. BR was one of the first European railways to offer air conditioned accommodation as standard on principal services.
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New and detailed models of the BR air conditioned express passenger stock built from the early 1970s. BR was one of the first European railways to offer air conditioned accommodation as standard on principal services.

These models are of the Mk.2F coaches, the last of the Mk.2 series build (1973-1975) and almost identical to preceding Mk.2E coaches (1972-73 build), the design changes relating primarily to the air conditioning plant. These two builds formed the backbone of the InterCity locomotive-hauled coach fleet during the 1970s and 80s.

This model of the second class coach with open plan seating is painted in the BR corporate blue and grey livery. Fitted with DCC controlled interior lighting
Era 7 1971-1982.

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New and detailed models of the BR air conditioned express passenger stock built from the early 1970s. BR was one of the first European railways to offer air conditioned accommodation as standard on principal services.


These models are of the Mk.2F coaches, the last of the Mk.2 series build (1973-1975) and almost identical to preceding Mk.2E coaches (1972-73 build), the design changes relating primarily to the air conditioning plant. These two builds formed the backbone of the InterCity locomotive-hauled coach fleet during the 1970s and 80s.

This model of the first class buffet coach recreates a coach converted in the late 1980s to replace the Mk.1 buffet cars and still in service. Painted in the BR corporate blue and grey livery. Fitted with DCC controlled interior lighting
Era 9 1995 onwards.

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New and detailed models of the BR air conditioned express passenger stock built from the early 1970s. BR was one of the first European railways to offer air conditioned accommodation as standard on principal services.

These models are of the Mk.2F coaches, the last of the Mk.2 series build (1973-1975) and almost identical to preceding Mk.2E coaches (1972-73 build), the design changes relating primarily to the air conditioning plant. These two builds formed the backbone of the InterCity locomotive-hauled coach fleet during the 1970s and 80s.

This model of the first class coach with open plan seating is painted in the InterCity red stripe livery. Fitted with DCC controlled interior lighting
Era 8 1982-1994.
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New and detailed models of the BR air conditioned express passenger stock built from the early 1970s. BR was one of the first European railways to offer air conditioned accommodation as standard on principal services.
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Detailed models of the BR air conditioned express passenger stock built from the early 1970s. BR was one of the first European railways to offer air conditioned accommodation as standard on principal services.

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Bachmann Branchline 39-750 OO Gauge BR Mk.1 Post Office stowage van code POT. Post Office red livery with EWS branding.

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Travelling Post Office trains were formed with two types of special TPO vehicles, designed to ensure the secure transport of the mail and sorting while on the move. The obvious sorting vans, type POS (for Sorting) have already been produced by Bachmann, this model is of the second type, the stowage van, which was originally known by the post office as a Tender, hence the POT designation. These vans were used to store mail in bags, initially unsorted mail, but steadily replaced by sorted mail as bags were filled in the sorting vans.
The coaches had wide doorways with recesses on each side. Originally these would have accommodated the arms for dropping mail from the moving train. Using the side doors on the stowage van was preferable as the inrush of cold air would not then affect the majority of the crew in the sorting vehicles.

The introduction of this model allows model TPO trains to be formed up with an appropriate selection of vehicles comprising sorting, stowage and general service parcels vans in matching liveries.

This model is painted in the Post Office red livery, as preserved.
Era 9 1995 onwards. Matches sorting vans 39-430 & 39-435 and parcels vans 39-181 & 39-275
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In 2004 the ScotRail Franchise including the Caledonian Sleeper was transferred to FirstGroup with the Caledonian sleeper rolling stock being repainted in FirstGroup's corporate blue, pink and white livery. In 2014 the Caledonian Sleeper became part of a separate franchise awarded to Serco who invested £100 million in new Mark 5 carriages which were introduced in April 2019, replacing the aging Mk3 stock. The Mark 2 coach was introduced to the British railway in 1964. Mk2 coaches were designed to be stringer and more resistant to corrosion than their predecessors whilst reducing maintenance costs. A revised painting method coincided with a switch from BR maroon and Southern Region dark green to a blue and grey livery. 1876 Mk2 coaches were produced by BREL at Derby Litchurch Lane Works between 1963 and 1975, with many remaining in service performing departmental work and charter services. Coach 9802 was one of 11 Mk2e Open Standard coaches converted for use on the Caledonian Sleeper service in 1999 to feature reclining seats.
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Once private companies took over passenger train operation they wanted to distinguish their trains, both from other operators and the previous British Rail image. Many colourful and distinctive liveries have appeared, forging new brands like GNER and linking together bus and rail operations like First and Stagecoach with identifiable paint schemes.