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Regional Railways - C

Regional Railways Rolling Stock

Locomotive Hauled Stock

  • Class 31   Diesel Locomotive
  • Class 37   Diesel Locomotive
  • Class 47   Diesel Locomotive
  • Mark 1   Coach
  • Mark 2   Coach
  • Mark 3   Coach

Diesel Multiple Units

  • Class 101
  • Class 117
  • Class 121
  • Class 122
  • Class 142 Pacer     60 units scrapped, 31 units preserved, 4 units converted for off-railway use
  • Class 143 Pacer     11 units preserved, 12 units scrapped, 2 units converted to non-railway use.
  • Class 150 Sprinter
  • Class 151 Sprinter     Both scrapped
  • Class 153 Sprinter
  • Class 154 Sprinter     A converted class 150, converted back to a class 150.
  • Class 155 Sprinter
  • Class 156 Sprinter
  • Class 158 Sprinter

Electric Multiple Units

  • Class 304     All scrapped
  • Class 305
  • Class 323

Regional Railways Livery

Initially, many vehicles carried standard British Rail blue livery.

From 1986, Provincial adopted a version of the prototype Class 150 livery: aircraft blue over white, with a light blue stripe at waist level. All new units, plus a few existing ones, such as selected Class 304 EMUs, received it. Some units and coaches received the livery with either ScotRail or Regional Railways branding.

The Class 158s, introduced in 1989, appeared in Express livery: dark grey window surrounds over light grey, with light and dark blue stripes at waist level. This colour scheme was also applied to some Class 156 units around privatisation

The Class 323 EMUs introduced in 1994 appeared in the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (Centro) livery for the West Midlands-based sets, and the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) livery for Manchester-based sets.

After privatisation, many vehicles continued to carry the basic RR colour scheme but with the addition of different branding, e.g. Central Trains.

The final British railway vehicle to carry Regional Railways livery was a Class 153, which was repainted in July 2008 into East Midlands Trains livery.

Regional Railways Split for Privatisation

As part of the process of privatisation between 1994 and 1997, Regional Railways was split into several different shadow train operating units, which later became independent train operating companies:

Train Operating Unit                      Routes

  • Anglia Railways     - Routes in East Anglia (combined with InterCity services in the region).
  • Cardiff Railway Company     - Urban 'Valley Lines' services around Cardiff, previously integrated within the South Wales and West divisions.
  • Central Trains     - Regional Railways' Central division, minus the services transferred to Anglia Railways and the Oxford to Worcester service. Covered the English Midlands and Mid Wales.
  • Merseyrail Electrics     - The network of electrified routes centred on Liverpool.
  • North West Regional Railways     - Routes in England's North West and in North Wales.
  • Regional Railways North East     - Routes in the North East of England.
  • ScotRail     - The vast majority of services within Scotland.
  • South Wales & West Railway     - A wide network of services centred on South Wales and the South West.

Regional Railways Overview

Regional Railways Main Region(s): East Anglia, North West, North East, Wales, South West England
Regional Railways Other Region(s): East Midlands, West Midlands, Scotland, Merseyside
Regional Railways Parent Company: British Rail
Regional Railways Dates of Operation: 1982–1997
Regional Railways Successors: Central Trains, First North Western, Midland Mainline, Arriva Trains Merseyside, Wales & West, Valley Lines


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