lördag 20 januari 2007

How long distance travel used to be done

Simon On Call
Originally uploaded by Tango_hui_voine.

This carriage is about fifty years old. It was originally built with both fist and second class compartments, plus a guard's van for bicycles, luggage etc. They were for long through workings where vehicles would be shifted from one train to another to save passengers having to join in a scrum at Birmingham New Street, which is the Department of Transport' idea of what should happen.

The second class (originally third class) were more spacious and comfortable than Virgin's Club Class which costs zillions to go on.

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