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BR Mark 3 Carriages

Title
Text
Builders
Derby Litchurch Lane Works
Build Date
1975 - 1988
Body Type
Steel
In Service
1975 - Present

British Railways Mark 3 Carriage

The British Rail Mark 3 carriage was developed in response to the growing competition between railways and airlines/cars in the 1970s. The original design was as locomotive-hauled coaching stock however, the first examples that were built were for the prototype HST (High Speed Train) in 1972. The main production carriages entered service between 1975 & 1988. The biggest changes between the Mark 3 design to the earlier Mark 2D, 2E & 2F carriages was that the body shell was 10 feet longer, 75 feet in total and that they had a secondary air suspension between the body and bogies, giving an exceptionally smooth ride. Due to these new type bogies and suspension they were able to have a maximum speed of 125mph, once again superseding the previous limit of 100mph of the Mark 1 & 2 design. With the Mark 3's having a maximum speed of 125mph disc brakes where used in place of the previous clasp brakes with wheelslip protection (WSP) to help with deceleration and almost silent brake operation. 

Mark 3 Carriages at the MNR:

At present there are 32 Mark 3 carriages on site, with the MNR owning 24 of these: 

Type
Built
Notes
Image
10213 Resturant First Modular (RFM)
1976 Derby
Privately Owned. Been on the railway since 2010. Was the first operational Mk3 on a heritage railway.
10401 Tourist Standard Open Buffet 1 (TSOB 1)
1977 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated. Converted from a TSO.
10405 Tourist Standard Open Buffet 1 (TSOB 1)
1977 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated. Converted from a TSO.
10414 Tourist Standard Open Buffet 2 (TSOB 2)
1976 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated. Converted from a RFM.
10561 Sleeper Either Class with Pantry (SLEP)
1982 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
10607 Sleeper Either Class with Pantry (SLEP)
1983 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
10666 Sleeper Either Class Disabled (SLED)
1981 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
11006 First Open (FO)
1975 Derby
Privately Owned. Been on the railway since 2016.
11011 First Open (FO)
1975 Derby
Privately Owned. Been on the railway since 2017.
11067 First Open (FO)
1985 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
11069 First Open (FO)
1985 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
11073 First Open (FO)
1985 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
11080 First Open Support (FOS)
1985 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
11081 First Open (FO)
1985 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
11085 First Open Disabled (FO(D))
1985 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated. Converted from a FO in 2016.
11100 First Open Disabled (FO(D))
1985 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated. Converted from a FO in 2016.
12008 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1975 Derby
Privately Owned. Been on the railway since 2018.
12022 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1975 Derby
Privately Owned. Been on the railway since 2015.
12030 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1975 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
12031 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1975 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
12047 Tourist Standard Open Disabled (TSO(D))
1975 Derby
Privatley Owned. Been on the railway since 2017.
12063 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1976 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2021. Air Braked & ETH heated. Been on the railway since 2017
12073 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1976 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
12105 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1976 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
12110 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1976 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
12129 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1977 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
12130 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1977 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
12132 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1977 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
12147 Tourist Standard Open (TSO)
1977 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
82112 Driving Van Trailer (DVT)
1988 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
82125 Driving Van Trailer (DVT)
1988 Derby
Privately Owned. Been on the railway since 2018.
82133 Driving Van Trailer (DVT)
1988 Derby
Owned by MNR since 2020. Air Braked & ETH heated.
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