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Buffet Car No 9631, c1934

Buffet Car No 9631, c1934


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Filename: C22 119.jpg

Size: 3000 x 2405 (694KB)

Date: 17th September 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Buffet Car No 9631, c1934

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

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 554530

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1930 Buffet Hotel Publicity Refreshment Staff Waiter


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this photograph, Buffet Car No. 9631, built in 1934, proudly stands at a station platform, showcasing the elegance and sophistication of travel during the Golden Age of Railways. Diagram H41, this beautifully preserved buffet car is a testament to the Great Western Railway's (GWR) commitment to providing first-class amenities for its passengers. The scene is set with the buffet car's polished exterior gleaming in the sunlight, its curved windows framing the picturesque view of the station and the lush greenery beyond. Inside, a waiter in crisp uniform, complete with white gloves and a tray laden with teacups and saucers, moves gracefully among the passengers, offering refreshments as they relax in plush seats, engrossed in their conversations or enjoying the view. The buffet car was designed to offer passengers a respite from their journey, providing them with a range of hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, and other light refreshments. The interior boasts an inviting ambiance, with comfortable seating, warm lighting, and a sense of refinement that made rail travel a truly special experience. This photograph is a fascinating glimpse into the past, transporting us back to an era when travel was a leisurely affair, and the simple pleasure of a cup of tea and a sandwich on a train journey was a cherished moment. Today, Buffet Car No. 9631 is proudly on display at the STEAM Museum of the GWR in Swindon, where it continues to inspire and delight visitors with its rich history and evocative charm.

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