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GWR First Class Sleeper Car, 1946

GWR First Class Sleeper Car, 1946


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Date: 17th April 2008

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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GWR First Class Sleeper Car, 1946

A female passenger is having her morning tea delivered to her in one of the GWRs first class sleeping car compartments. The attentant delivering the tea stayed in the carriage and assisted the needs of the passengers

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

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1940s 1946 Carriage Sleeper Sleeping Car Waiter


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In this evocative photograph from the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR), we witness a tranquil moment from the golden age of rail travel in the 1940s. The scene takes place inside one of the GWR's luxurious first-class sleeping cars, where a female passenger sits comfortably in her cozy compartment, adorned with plush seats and a polished wooden finish. The serene atmosphere is further accentuated by the soft glow of a table lamp. Through the open door, we catch a glimpse of an attendant in formal attire, poised to deliver a freshly brewed pot of tea to the passenger. The attendant, who stayed in the carriage to cater to the needs of the passengers, embodies the unparalleled level of service that defined first-class travel during this era. The sleeper car, a testament to the opulence and comfort of train travel during the 1940s, offered passengers a unique experience that combined the convenience of a hotel room with the excitement of a railway journey. The beds could be folded away during the day, transforming the compartment into a spacious seating area. This photograph captures the essence of a bygone era, where the simple pleasure of having a cup of tea delivered to your compartment by an attentive waiter was an indulgence that added to the overall experience of traveling by train. The GWR's first-class sleeping cars provided a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, offering weary travelers a chance to unwind and rejuvenate before reaching their destination.

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