"Provincial Blue"

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Provincial Blue
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Provincial Blue Standard class saloon in Buffet Car 1808 at the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway Standard class seating in Mk 2 coach Coming Soon

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"Provincial Blue"

Product Specifications:

Product ID P01
Era British Rail (Sectors) : 1983 - 1994
Used In Standard class Compartments and Open Saloons
Roll Size 4' 2" W × 80’ 6” L approx. (1.27m × 24.50m approx.)
Pattern Repeat ? 3 ¼” W × 3 ¼” H (8.26cm × 8.26cm)
Pile Formation Cut Pile
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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.

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Background:

During the British Rail era there was a move away from the traditional stitched moquette method of upholstering, to one involving fitted covers (which could be removed for cleaning) made with repp-type fabrics. These did not prove to be as successful as had been hoped, and there was a gradual drift back towards traditional techniques and materials.

Provincial Blue (so-called because it was introduced by the “Provincial” sector, later to be known as “Regional Railways”) was one of the first moquettes to be used after the “washable cover” episode, and it went on to see widespread use with other Sectors.


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