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Buffet Car No 9631, c1934

Buffet Car No 9631, c1934


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Filename: C22 024.jpg

Size: 3000 x 2421 (726KB)

Date: 17th September 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Buffet Car No 9631, c1934

Built 1934 to diagram H41. Currently on display at STEAM Museum of the GWR, Swindon

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 554523

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1930 Buffet Hotel Refreshment


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Step back in time with this photograph of Buffet Car No. 9631, proudly on display at the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon. This exquisite piece of railway history was built in 1934 to the H41 diagram, a design that revolutionized railway catering services during the 1930s. The Buffet Car No. 9631 was a mobile oasis of comfort and refreshment for weary travelers during the golden age of railways. Its sleek, streamlined exterior was a testament to the advanced engineering of the era, while its interior offered a warm and inviting space where passengers could enjoy a hot meal, a refreshing cup of tea, or simply a snack to sustain them on their journey. The photograph captures the Buffet Car No. 9631 in all its glory, with its gleaming silver exterior reflecting the light of the sun, and its windows showcasing the meticulously preserved interior. The scene is further enhanced by the lush greenery and vibrant flowers that surround the car, adding a touch of nature to this snapshot of railway history. Today, the Buffet Car No. 9631 is a cherished exhibit at the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, where it serves as a reminder of the golden age of rail travel and the important role that buffet cars played in providing essential services to passengers. Visitors to the museum can step aboard and explore the car's interior, taking in the sights, sounds, and even the smells of yesteryear. This photograph is not only a beautiful representation of railway history but also a testament to the enduring appeal of the steam age and the memories it evokes for generations of railway enthusiasts.

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