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GWR Buffet Car, c1930s

GWR Buffet Car, c1930s


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Filename: C23 030.jpg

Size: 3066 x 2307 (748KB)

Date: 17th April 2008

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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GWR Buffet Car, c1930s

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1930 Buffet Dining Restaurant


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This stunning photograph captures the essence of travel in the 1930s, as seen through the large windows of a beautifully preserved Great Western Railway (GWR) Buffet Car. The Buffet Car, a dining and refreshment facility on trains, was an essential part of long-distance journeys during this era. Its introduction revolutionized train travel by allowing passengers to enjoy meals and refreshments at their seats, rather than having to disembark at stations. The GWR Buffet Car depicted in this image, likely from the late 1930s, showcases the elegance and sophistication of the period. The polished wooden interior, with its plush seats and gleaming silverware, exudes an air of luxury and comfort. The buffet counter, stocked with an array of delicious treats and beverages, is a testament to the attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction that defined the GWR. The exterior of the Buffet Car is equally impressive, with its distinctive green and cream livery and ornate brass fittings. The large windows offer a breathtaking view of the passing countryside, inviting passengers to take in the beauty of their surroundings as they dine. This photograph is a captivating glimpse into the past, transporting us back to a time when train travel was a truly special experience. The GWR Buffet Car, with its combination of style, comfort, and convenience, was a key component of that experience and remains an enduring symbol of the golden age of rail travel.

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