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GWR Buffet Car, c1938

GWR Buffet Car, c1938


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Filename: C23 027.jpg

Size: 3000 x 2394 (895KB)

Date: 24th February 2009

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: C23 027

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GWR Buffet Car, c1938

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1930s Buffet Refreshment Restaurant


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This photograph showcases a GWR Buffet Car from the 1930s, a time when train travel was an exciting and luxurious experience. The Buffet Car, a vital component of the train, offered passengers a place to relax, socialize, and enjoy refreshments during their journey. The Buffet Car's exterior is adorned with intricate details, including the GWR crest proudly displayed on the side. The windows are filled with the warm glow of lamplight, casting an inviting ambiance. The car's body is a rich, dark green, reflecting the classic and elegant design of the era. Inside, the Buffet Car is a bustling hive of activity. The counter is lined with an array of tantalizing treats, from sandwiches and pastries to hot beverages and alcoholic drinks. The waiter, dressed in formal attire, skillfully prepares and serves refreshments to passengers, who sit comfortably at the tables, enjoying their meals and the passing scenery. The Buffet Car provided a much-needed respite from the journey, allowing passengers to recharge and continue their adventure in style. The 1930s were a golden age for train travel, and the GWR Buffet Car perfectly encapsulates the spirit of that era - a time when travel was not just a means to an end, but an experience to be savored.

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