Bournemouth Blue Moquette Fabric (British Rail) By the Metre


  • Ideal for small handicraft items or complete reupholstering projects
  • Available in complete lengths up to 24m (1.27m wide)
  • Also available by the roll or as a sample tile
  • Cut to order and delivered as one continuous piece
  • Woven using authentic techniques and finished by hand
  • Hard wearing and stain resistant
  • Visually striking and delightfully tactile

Only 5 left in stock

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The Product

Authentic heritage era moquette now available by the metre for upholstery and handicraft projects large and small.  Comes as a custom cut piece directly from the roll, your chosen size in length and 1.27 metres in width. All our moquettes have been faithfully and accurately recreated from clean, non-faded samples of original fabric and archive documentation, and are manufactured using authentic techniques.

Our moquettes are primarily made for use in the restoration of rolling stock at the nation's heritage steam railways, and as such this cloth is finished by hand to comply with all UK Railway Safety, Durability and Flammability requirements.  It is therefore an extremely hard-wearing material with great stain-resistance properties.  This cloth is the real deal and we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

The Pattern - Bournemouth Blue

Another very recognisable pattern, Bournemouth Blue first came to life in 1967 when the line to Southampton and Bournemouth was electrified and a fleet of existing coaches was rebuilt to provide the new service. The coaches were modernised internally, with extensive use of Formica panelling and a new blue and green fabric pattern for the upholstery.

This popular design was very quickly adopted for the (also new) Mark 2 locomotive hauled coaches which were being built at the time, and went on to last as a standard fitment through the life of British Rail, only being superseded by the new designs which accompanied Sectorisation in the late eighties and early nineties.


All by-the-metre orders are cut to order and shipped using a tracked 48hr courier. Small orders are sent boxed whilst larger orders are sent on a roll. We take our environmental impact seriously and try to reduce packaging materials wherever possible. We only use plastic packaging materials where absolutely necessary and we are constantly looking for new ways to make all transactions as carbon-light as possible.

Weight 1.25 kg





Bournemouth Blue


British Rail: 1965 – 1982

Pile Formation

Textured Pile