August 11, 2004

Mark III carriage


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A Mark III carriage
 
The Mark III carriage was introduced by British Rail in the mid-1970s and is still in service today. It's main use was and is in InterCity trains. I believe, but am not altogether sure about this, that much of the commuter stock built in the 1980s can also be described as being Mark III. It is characterised by having sealed windows and air-conditioning.

Update 15/08/04

Further reading:
High speed railways are no fun
Is British first class the best in the world? (about a trip on a Mark III)
Mark II coaching stock
Mark I carriage

Patrick Crozier | Comments (4)