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Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation
In 1979 British Rail ordered 236 Mk3a sleeper carriages to replace an ageing fleet of Mark 1 sleeper cars that were built to various designs and which dated from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. This order was later reduced to 207 carriages. East Coast sleeper services between London and Scotland ceased in May 1988 but the sleeper services on the WCML from Euston remained. Mk3 sleeper vehicles remain in use on the Great Western Railway Night Riviera from London Paddington to Penzance.
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BR, Mk3 Sleeper Coach, E10611 - Era 7
BR, Mk3 Sleeper Coach, E10723 - Era 7
BR, Mk3 Sleeper Coach, 10660 - Era 8
BR, Mk3 Sleeper Coach, 10594 - Era 8
BR, Mk3 Sleeper Coach, 10685 - Era 8
Caledonian Sleeper, Mk3 Sleeper Coach, 10580 - Era 11
Caledonian Sleeper, Mk3 Sleeper Coach, 10693 - Era 11
Virgin Trains, Mk3 First Open (FO), 11097 - Era 9
Virgin, Mk3 First Open (FO), 11074 - Era 9
Virgin, Mk3 Trailer Standard Open (TSO), 12087 - Era 9
RCS, Mk3 First Open, 11076 Coach A - Era 11 – WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE
RCS, Mk3 First Open, 11091 Coach B - Era 11 – WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE
RCS, Mk3 First Open, 11075 Coach C - Era 11 – WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE
RCS, Mk3 First Open, 11077 Coach D - Era 11 – WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE
Virgin Trains, Mk3 Trailer Standard Open (TSO), 12045 - Era 9
Virgin Trains, Mk3 Buffet (TRFB), 10235 - Era 9
Virgin Trains, Mk3 Trailer Standard Open (TSO), 12132 - Era 9