The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 8 (December 1, 1933)
For the Tourist and Excursionist
For the Tourist and Excursionist.
Even at this season, marked attention is given by the Home railways to the improvement of their passenger trains. Many new types of passenger carriage have been introduced recently, but probably the most interesting of these are the five new trains of novel type put into traffic on the London and North Eastern Railway for tourist and excursion use.
These trains have exteriors brightly painted in green and cream, while four different colour schemes have been applied to the interiors. Each train consists of twelve coaches, including two buffet cars. Semi-bucket type seats, with chromium plated tubular steel moveable chairs in the buffet cars, are fitted in the passenger saloons. Each train seats 552 passengers, every vehicle being lettered and all seats numbered, with 48 additional seats in the two buffet cars.
By no other-railway has such unique excursion stock ever been introduced. Coaches such as these should go far to retain business to rails in the present days of keen road competition. They should prove immensely popular with party organisers and all planning group travel on a big scale.