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Does anyone have information about the alterations done to the two mk2b FK's to produce buffet/snack cars 4401/2? There is a photos on the VCT website but it isn't very clear whether the windows that were filled in were on the corridor side or not.

Many thanks.

 

Stephen

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Does anyone have information about the alterations done to the two mk2b FK's to produce buffet/snack cars 4401/2? There is a photos on the VCT website but it isn't very clear whether the windows that were filled in were on the corridor side or not.

Many thanks.

 

Stephen

 

The Mk 2 corridor coaches obtained from BR were converted to open layout, however, the roof detail, ie ventilators, was not altered. The ventilators on a corridor coach were in a straight line offset to one side, namely the compartment side. The picture on the VCT website shows that the ventilators are on the side away from the camera, meaning that the side nearest the camera would have been the corridor side.

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4402_Tralee_080400.jpg

Both sides of 4402. The panels that covered the windows were quite prominant.

4402_Inchicore_221203.jpg

Edited by BSGSV

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Thanks for the photos. Did not even know such a type did exist. What kind of mk2a/b/c stock did run in Ireland (CIE) - standard open, buffet made from corridor first - anything else?

 

Frank

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Irish Rail Purchased or swapped 16 in total with Vic Berry for 14 ex Irish Rail B201 metrovick locos in 1990

 

4101 mk2/2a second open converted to 64 seat open

4102 mk2/2a second open converted to 64 seat open

4103 mk2c first open converted to 54 seat open

4104 mk2c first open converted to 54 seat open

4105 mk2c first open converted to 54 seat open

4106 mk2c first open converted to 54 seat open

4107 mk2c first open converted to 54 seat open

4108 mk2/2a Second open converted to 64 seat open

4109 mk2b corridor first converted to 54 seat open

4110 mk2/2a second open converted to 64 seat open

4111 mk2c corridor first (scrapped following fire at inchicore)

4112 mk2c corridor first converted to 54 seat open

4113 mk2a corridor first converted to 54 seat open

4114 mk2a corridor first converted to 54 seat open

4401 mk2b corridor first converted to 37 seat Buffet

4402 mk2b corridor first converted to 37 seat Buffet

 

All were air braked so they could not run with existing mk2d fleet which were Vacuum braked.

 

Dutch vans 3162, 3163, and 3166 were converted to run with them as 4601 , 4602 and 4603.

Edited by flange lubricator

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As far as I can find out from pictures the door was removed and paneled over I currently converting a Bachmann mk2a fk by doing the same as Irish Rail

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