Pullman Profile No. 5 “The Golden Arrow”
This profile covers the use of Pullman Cars on one particular route, that from London to Paris, largely via Dover or Folkestone to Calais.
The story really starts when the South Eastern and Chatham Railway introduced couplets of Pullmans on various of its boat trains. The Southern Railway introduced the first all-Pullman service in November 1924 and this developed, with new cars, into the “Golden Arrow” in 1926.
The services and the cars are covered in considerable detail, including those used on the French service from Calais to Paris, some of which were built in the UK.
All in all, a most interesting book, and broader in content than its predecessor. 229 landscape format pages, with a considerable number of drawings and illustrations, both B&W and colour. Hardbound.