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Could somebody please remind me the typical make up of a rake of Mark 3 coaches as they would've been hauled? Obviously there would have been a generator coach on one end and a restaurant at some point in the rake. Were there six other coaches and which ones? And was there a typical formation?

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Could somebody please remind me the typical make up of a rake of Mark 3 coaches as they would've been hauled? Obviously there would have been a generator coach on one end and a restaurant at some point in the rake. Were there six other coaches and which ones? And was there a typical formation? Many thanks

 

A typical formation was--EGV, Compo, diner,followed up to six standards,OR

 

EGV,diner,five standards,and spare diner.

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I remember seeing a MK11 set in Bray hauled by an 071' date=' all in the IE livery. The consist was Loco-EGV-First-Restaurant- Composite- 3 Standards in that order. Rich,[/quote']

 

Yes Rich,

Generally sets that were used on the Sligo and Rosslare services were kept in that formation,

When used on secondary services in particular from Heuston-they were mixed up,

I remember the refurbished Galway liveried Mk2 set being about the only Heuston based set in a reasonable formation from there introduction in 2001.

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Some formations from my years spotting:

 

7601 7168 7405 7401 7140 7106 7142 7122 7141 (Heuston - Galway, 4/8/07 with 082 on the front)

7610 7170 7404 7139 7117 7138 7107 7102 7115 (Galway - Heuston, 4/8/07 with 201 on the front)

7608 7170 7404 7139 7117 7123 7138 (5/10/07, unknown working but possibly 1725 Heuston - Limerick seen at Portlaoise at 1833, with 212 on the front)

7611 7133 7406 7145 7145 7149 7131 7101 7150 (0735 Limerick - Heuston, 29/10/07 with 217)

7604 7167 7407 7155 7116 7158 7108 (0735 Limerick - Heuston, probably a few vehicles missing, 14/2/08, with 201)

7607 7172 7410 7135 7134 7103 7144 6208 (Seen at Heuston, 14/2/08)

7608 7165 7408 7120 7125 7116 7140 7154 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 22/2/08 with 078)

7611 7156 7408 7125 7113 7120 7154 7110 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 28/2/08 with 220)

7613 7104 7409 7143 7112 7136 7129 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 7/3/08 with 204)

7611 7156 7408 7125 7113 7154 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 18/4/08 with 086)

7613 7104 7409 7143 7112 7136 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 2/5/08 with 213)

7611 7156 7408 7113 (more than likely some missing there - 1735 Limerick - Heuston, 6/6/08 with 073)

7606 7104 7409 7143 7112 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 13/6/08 with 205)

7615 7167 7407 7158 7108 7118 7115 7144 (0740 Limerick - Heuston, 23/7/08 with 204)

7124 7142 7137 7146 7403 7133 7608 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 29/8/08 with 216)

7610 7104 7409 7121 7143 7125 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 17/10/08 with 211)

7614 7129 7411 7144 7112 7118 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 7/11/08 with 201)

7614 7169 7411 7139 7119 7107 7129 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 5/12/08 with 201)

7613 7168 7158 7148 7412 7163 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 19/12/08 with 212)

7604 7166 7405 7122 7130 7106 7120 (1735 Limerick - Heuston, 16/1/09 with 204)

7605 7172 7406 7132 7140 7144 7120 7106 (Heuston, 19/2/09)

7615 7411 7113 7121 7146 (IRRS / Railway Childern Railtour)

 

If you have the time, go through this thread - http://irnirishrailwaynews.yuku.com/topic/912/MK3-News?page=1#.VgGtI5eIXK4. Something to suit all train sizes!

 

As a guide:

7101-7103, 7105-7106, 7108-7132, 7134-7146, 7148-7155, 7158-7164 are Standard Class, 72 seats

7107, 7147, 7157 are Standard Class with 64 seats, with 7147 having a wheelchair space

7165-7172 were the Composites, 32 1st Class and 36 Standard Class

7104, 7133, 7156 were the Citygold vehicles, 48 First Class seats

7401-7416 were 29 Standard Class Seats

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