|Era||British Rail: 1965 - 1982|
|Used In||2nd class Compartments and Open Saloons.|
|Roll Size||4'2" W × 80'5" L (1.27m × 24.5m) approx.|
|Pattern Repeat||?||1” W × ½” H (2.54cm × 1.27cm)|
|Pile Formation||Textured Pile|
|Availability||In Stock (By the Roll, By the Metre)|
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
In 1967 the line to Southampton and Bournemouth was electrified, and a fleet of existing coaches was rebuilt to provide the new services. Internally they were given a more modern appearance by the widespread use of Formica panelling, and by a new design of fabric, featuring a blue/green check pattern.
This design was simultaneously introduced on the also new Mark 2 locomotive hauled coaches which were being built at the time, and went on to last as a standard fitment throughout the life of British Rail, only being superseded by the new designs which accompanied Sectorisation.