Question about BR Mk1 carriages

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Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:11 pm

FS123 on your CK that you are doing up is there a door on the corridor side of the coach that lines up with the compartment having the "stretcher window". As having got the patient on board, there has to be some provision for getting the patient off, if the other side of the coach was next to the platform.
I would imagine that the period in which accommodation would be provided for a patient on stretcher would be fairly short lived, lasting only from the era of "we really shouldn't put them in the guards van" to the norm being to send them by ambulance.
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Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Postby stuartp » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:29 pm

Bufferstop wrote: lasting only from the era of "we really shouldn't put them in the guards van"


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Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Postby flying scotsman123 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:18 pm

Bufferstop wrote:FS123 on your CK that you are doing up is there a door on the corridor side of the coach that lines up with the compartment having the "stretcher window". As having got the patient on board, there has to be some provision for getting the patient off, if the other side of the coach was next to the platform.


Err, not sure! :lol: We've had to shunt it out for a bit as there are higher priorities during the winter shutdown, but restoration should recommence in the Spring. It certainly doesn't seem terribly practical in any way, having to make the arrangements for it in the first place, getting in and out, and the fact that they were very poorly designed being even worse for rusting than Mk1 windows generally.
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Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:21 pm

It was a bit of a solution in search of a problem. The availability of ambulances to transfer patients was increasing faster than they could build Mk1s.
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Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Postby SRman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:13 am

Bufferstop wrote:FS123 on your CK that you are doing up is there a door on the corridor side of the coach that lines up with the compartment having the "stretcher window". As having got the patient on board, there has to be some provision for getting the patient off, if the other side of the coach was next to the platform.
I would imagine that the period in which accommodation would be provided for a patient on stretcher would be fairly short lived, lasting only from the era of "we really shouldn't put them in the guards van" to the norm being to send them by ambulance.


The standard arrangement of windows and doors on the CK had a door on the corridor side directly in line with the compartment door for the one with the stretcher window. Compartment side had three doors, corridor side had four.

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Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

Postby Bigmet » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:24 am

Bufferstop wrote:It was a bit of a solution in search of a problem. The availability of ambulances to transfer patients was increasing faster than they could build Mk1s.

It was more a matter of roads than ambulances, when it came to longer distances, which was what this facility was intended for. There might be a new specialist treatment for your urgent condition available in a London hospital, but from Norfolk it might as well have been on the moon using 1950s roads. But the train could get you there quickly. The huge road upgrades, bypass provision and contruction of the motorway network changed everything in this respect by 1970. (Though perhaps not quite as much as it should in Norfolk...)


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