Pullman dining car, 1879.
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actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Pullman dining car, 1879.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Plate from the 'Illustrated London News'. The 'Ohio' sleeper car, the first sleeper car of the Great Northen Railway, produced in 1875, was converted four years later into a dining car, designed by Waring, who went on to design the London & North Western Railway Royal Train in 1902-1903 and the royal yacht. The use of the car, renamed the 'Prince of Wales', was limited to first clas pasengers, whom it allowed a leisurely dinner during its four-hour journeys from King's Cros to Leeds.

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