"Birds of Paradise"

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Birds of Paradise
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  • Birds of Paradise
  • 1st class compartment in coach 5761 at the Swanage Railway.
  • 1st class compartment in coach 5761 at the Swanage Railway.
  • Seating area in the “Grinsteade Buffet” coach at the Bluebell Railway.

"Birds of Paradise"

Product Specifications:

Product ID A01
Era The Big Four: 1923 - 1947
Used In 1st class Compartments and Dining Saloons
Roll Size 5'0" W × 80’6” L (1.52m × 24.5m) approx.
Pattern Repeat ? 12 ½” W × 12 ¾” H (31.75cm × 32.38cm)
Pile Formation Loop Pile
Availability Special Order. Please enquire for details


Pattern Repeat:

Our fabrics feature repeating patterns.

Pattern Repeat specifies the size of one motif of the pattern, measured both vertically and horizontaly.

Often used to assess how much material may be needed.

More information


This is a Southern Railway design, dating back to the 1930’s. It appeared in two versions, one with a pale green background (which can be seen in London & South Western Railway Coach No. 6474, at the York railway museum) and the other much darker.

The darker shade seems to have been more widely used, and this is the version which we offer.The coach seating shown on this page features an earlier version of this design, with cut pile. We offer the more widely-used loop pile version, as can be seen in the first image.