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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: BR Mk 1 coach step boards Reply with quote

Watching the WSR services on web cam today I see that two sets of mark 1 choc & brown coaches have had all the door step board edges painted bright white. looks strange. Was this done in BR days?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Mk 1 coach step boards Reply with quote

Stato wrote:
Watching the WSR services on web cam today I see that two sets of mark 1 choc & brown coaches have had all the door step board edges painted bright white. looks strange. Was this done in BR days?


Weren't they black?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Mk 1 coach step boards Reply with quote

michaelh wrote:
Stato wrote:
Watching the WSR services on web cam today I see that two sets of mark 1 choc & brown coaches have had all the door step board edges painted bright white. looks strange. Was this done in BR days?


Weren't they black?
thats what I thought?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably health & safety "thing"?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Mk 1 coach step boards Reply with quote

Stato wrote:
Watching the WSR services on web cam today I see that two sets of mark 1 choc & brown coaches have had all the door step board edges painted bright white. looks strange. Was this done in BR days?


They've been doing that since the 80's at least, the SDR also paint them white come to think of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:27 pm    Post subject: Stepboards Reply with quote

This could be an "elfin safety" for the benefit of the poor sighted, same as some doors had a yellow strip down the inside of the carriage doors.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Stepboards Reply with quote

Peter Share wrote:
This could be an "elfin safety" for the benefit of the poor sighted, same as some doors had a yellow strip down the inside of the carriage doors.
Peter


If I'm not mistaken the yellow strip on the side of the door is an added safety measure so that guards and platform staff can see if a door is not closed properly. Yes, it only works one direction, but I suppose it is a start.

On the Big Railway it is now best practice for doors to be a contrasting colour to the rest of the stock, to assist passengers who have impaired sight.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Stepboards Reply with quote

Peter Share wrote:
This could be an "elfin safety" for the benefit of the poor sighted.
Peter
Reckon your right but it makes the coaches look strange.
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