First class dining car, 1901
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Inside a first class dining car, June 1901. At this time passengers could buy a three course lunch for 2/6 (12.5p) which included a large roast dinner, dessert, and cheese and biscuits. A cup of tea was 4d (2p). First class dining cars were more luxurious than third class cars, with more comfortable seats. First class meals were more expensive than third class but first class passengers had larger meals and a wider choice of food.