Twin Pack of BR Mk1 Sealink Coaches

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OO Scale Sealink Coach Twin Pack

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Twin Pack of BR Mk1 Sealink Coaches

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OO Twin pack of Sealink coaches - BR Mk1 1 x SK & 1 X BSK coaches.

In addition to railway vehicles, the fleets of the big four railway companies included ships in order to provide a connecting service from rail served ports for customers to Ireland, the continent and other areas of offshore Great Britain. Upon nationalisation in 1948 these vessels passed to British Railways who continued to operate the routes established by the big four. Following an act of parliament in 1968, British Rail's shipping interests were separated from their land operations and would be known as British Rail Shipping and International Services Division. In 1970, The 'Sealink' name was adopted for marketing purposes with this branding soon appearing on the side of vessels operated by the company.

In 1982, sectorisation of British Rail led to a number of new liveries that deviated from the corporate image of Blue/Grey and saw the introduction of a number of colourful designs. Three sectors were established to deal with passenger services with the Provincial sector (which would later become Regional Railways) operating all passenger services which fell outside the remit of the InterCity and London & South East (later Network SouthEast) sectors. Provincial quickly implemented a new livery for dedicated trains running from Glasgow to Stranraer which connected with the Sealink service to Larne in Ireland with 17 Mark 1 vehicles, consisting of 14 corridor seconds (SK) and three brake corridor seconds (BSK) being decorated in a striking new red, white and blue livery. A similar livery was also applied to rail vehicles in Ireland and some buses for use at ports where the rail connection was not adjacent to the ferry terminal.

Despite the intention for these vehicles to used solely on the Glasgow - Stranraer service, they were pushed into use on a number of special trains and excursions and could be seen at locations such as Carlisle, Derby and Newcastle. Following withdrawal from the Stranraer route in the late 1980s, the vehicles remained in use for a short period before complete withdrawal at the very end of the 1980s.

Technical Specification

  • Size/Scale:  OO Scale
  • Released:  November 2014
  • Number Produced:  504 certificated pieces
  • Era:  8
  • DCC Pin Value:  n/a
  • DCC Status:  n/a
  • Paint Finish:  Pristine
  • Length:  2 x 270mm
  • Features:  Includes a SK and a BSK coach, NEM coupling pockets.