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B/W print; the Metropolitan Railway Pullman carriage, Mayflower, by Topical Press, 1934
The Metropolitan Railway Pullman car 'Mayflower' seen in service at Baker Street Underground station. First Class passengers can be seen through the windows reading their newspapers.
Simple name : B/w print
Date : 9 Sep 1934
Collection : Photographs
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1998/88233
Shot : Medium exterior
Location : Baker Street underground station, NW1
Photographer : Topical Press : 9 Sep 1934
Descriptive size : 8x6ins
Additional information : The Metropolitan Railway (Met) competed with the Great Central Railway for the lucrative first-class passenger trade. To attract customers, the Met arranged for the famous Pullman Car Company to operate two saloon carriages on services Between London and Verney Junction and Aylesbury. They were the first electrically hauled Pullman carriages in Europe. This is one of the carriages, named Mayflower. The other was named Galatea. It was photographed at Baker Street, where the service usually began. Both the Pullman cars had six windows on either side and were nearly 60 feet (18 metres) long. They had extra-large wheels to make the journey smoother. They were first used in 1910 and were overhauled in 1923 and repainted crimson.
Original number : U15764
Photographer
  • Topical Press
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