Plastic buffet car in the process of being fitted out

RIBApix ref no RIBA93963
Architect/DesignerLevin, Richard (1910-2000)
Artist/PhotographerHobbs Offen & Co. Ltd
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1946
Image Date1946
Library ReferenceAP427/131
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is the original Pullman coach interior being fitted out as a buffet car called the Trianon Bar for the re-introduction of the Golden Arrow in 1946 for the Southern Railway London to Dover boat train. The designer was Richard Levin of the Industrial Design Unit of Bakelite Limited and it was also the first all-plastics refreshment car to run on British railways.

Subject tags

plastics, trains