Pullman Profile No. 2 : The Standard K-Type Cars

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Pullman Profile No. 2: The Standard K-Type Cars

In the second volume of his profiles of Pullman carriages, Anthony M. Ford introduces us to the standard K-Type cars. These coaches had timber bodies and were constructed by various builders between 1923 and 1927. This was the only series of cars which ran on all four leading railway companies and they were to be found on the Southern Belle, the Golden Arrow, the Torquay Pullman and also on the East Coast main line. They had long lives, many of them running into the early 1960s.

One element of the appeal of these luxurious conveyances was that the First Class cars were named – and what romantic names they were: Iolanthe, Fortuna, Aurelia and Viking. These and many others are all illustrated in this book and the sumptuous interiors are a vivid reminder of how elegant the travelling experience could be. And, of course, here at the Bluebell Railway you can still savour the experience on our Golden Arrow dining train.

Noodle Books, 2010, 200 pages. Hardback

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Pullman Profile No. 2: The Standard K-Type Cars

In the second volume of his profiles of Pullman carriages, Anthony M. Ford introduces us to the standard K-Type cars. These coaches had timber bodies and were constructed by various builders between 1923 and 1927. This was the only series of cars which ran on all four leading railway companies and they were to be found on the Southern Belle, the Golden Arrow, the Torquay Pullman and also on the East Coast main line. They had long lives, many of them running into the early 1960s.

One element of the appeal of these luxurious conveyances was that the First Class cars were named – and what romantic names they were: Iolanthe, Fortuna, Aurelia and Viking. These and many others are all illustrated in this book and the sumptuous interiors are a vivid reminder of how elegant the travelling experience could be. And, of course, here at the Bluebell Railway you can still savour the experience on our Golden Arrow dining train.

Noodle Books, 2010, 200 pages. Hardback

Weight 1300 g
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