Vehicles in this photo
The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.
- 320888 - CE Staff & Dormitory coach
- 24 July 1983
10 December 2008, 12:04:16
This vehicle ended up at Bere Ferrers, but had an arson attack and was scrapped.
Photo here http://www.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=4248
11 December 2008, 21:51:20
Completely OT, but does anyone know why orange curtains seem to have been standard for living and messing vans? Was it BR just wanting to be jolly! I am not aware of it as a colour used for curtains on any revenue stock.
11 December 2008, 22:11:57
Curtains on Southern Region Emus were this colour. But with them, you could also wonder why.
And didn't some Mk 1s and 2s also have them this colour.
15 December 2008, 16:35:52
Certainly Orange Curtains were used extensively in Southern Region loco hauled Mk1 FO's. It is possible that many of the batch were not used and found their way into departmental stock use, as a means of using them up. I know they used to fade very badly, thereby ending up as striped white/orange!
Harold A Nicolson
15 December 2008, 19:23:47
Orange curtains were used for their BR (ScR) Mk1 FO's around 30 years ago.
24 December 2008, 23:16:06
Orange curtains were Southern standard on gangwayed stock. All the open plan air braked Mark 1's had them, emu's and Hastings Demu's too.
20 November 2011, 11:36:25
I remember the orange curtains well on the 4 CIG and 4 VEP units. I guess they were such a ghastly colour to deter people from nicking them for use at home!