|Era||British Rail : 1965 - 1982|
|Used In||1st class Compartments (and drivers cab seating)|
|Roll Size||4' 2" W × 80’ 6” L approx. (1.272m × 24.50m approx.)|
|Pattern Repeat||?||1 ¼” W × 1” H (3.175cm × 2.54cm)|
|Pile Formation||Textured Pile|
|Availability||Special Order. Please enquire for details|
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
“Charcoal Check” was introduced in 1967, first appearing in the brand new Mk. 2A coaches which were being introduced on the principal express services operated by British Rail at the time.
This pattern was long-lived, although latterly not in its original context. For many years after it ceased to be specified for passenger use, it became the standard design for upholstering the seats in locomotives and multiple unit cabs – perhaps because it was very good at hiding the dirt!