Passengers playing cards in a third class carriage, February 1938.
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Passengers playing cards in a Great Western Railway dining car. The GWR were slow to convert their carriages from having compartments to being open plan. Dining cars, however, had always been open plan. Third class carriages were not as luxurious as first class. The seats were narrower and less comfortable, and the carriage was more sparsely decorated. Models posed for this photograph, which was taken for publicity purposes. The photograph was taken in railway sidings, and the view from the window was added later.