12-wheel Cars No. 1
By (author) Antony M. Ford
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Pullman Profile by Antony M. Ford
Book DescriptionIn this lavishly illustrated book, No. 1 in a series, here for the first time is the full record of the luxury British 12 Wheel Pullman cars (built between 1908-1923) which graced such celebrated pre-war trains as the 'Southern Belle' 'Harrogate Pullman' and 'Eastern Belle', and post-war the 'Bournemouth Belle' and Ocean Liner express. "Pullman Profile NO. 1: The 12-Wheel Cars" presents a fascinating, comprehensive and nostalgic record to the reader and captures an era when the familiar umber and cream Pullman cars flourished at a time when quality really did matter.Nowadays, the Pullman Car Co is an enterprise that continues to attract a widespread following, not only from railway enthusiasts but also from those with a more general interest in by-gone luxury travel. This is scarcely surprising as Pullman was synonymous for superior accommodation and a high level of service. Pullman recognised and appreciated the value of publicity - the inauguration of new services or even new vehicles provided them with opportunities to impress the media of the day. In these and other respects Pullman was unrivalled, yet in other ways it was conservative and restrained.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781906419004
(210mm x 297mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Noodle Books
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Antony M. Ford
Pullman Profile No 4: The Brighton Belle and Southern Electric Pullmans, Hardback (July 2013)
A beautifully presented and long awaited book for keen enthusiasts of the Southern scene
Pullman Profile, Hardback (September 2011)» View all books by Antony M. Ford
Introduced in the years prior to World War Two, the all-steel 'K-Type' cars remained in front-line service right up to the end of locomotive-hauled Pullman trains in the UK. The third title in the 'Pullman Profile' series, this volume recalls the well-remembered cars.
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