Vendor selling sweets and cakes at Poona Station, India, c 1930.
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The trolley also sells cigars and tobacco. These trolleys were used in large stations so that passengers would not have a long walk if they needed to buy food. By the 1920s and 1930s most Indian train services had buffet cars although those trains travelling shorter distances did not.