Gresley Buffet Car

Made:
1937 in York
maker:
London & North Eastern Railway

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LNER Buffet Car No. 9135 (Gresley Buffet) - 1979.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

LNER Buffet Car No. 9135 (Gresley Buffet) - 1979.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

LNER Buffet Car No. 9135 (Gresley Buffet), 1979.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

LNER, Buffet Car No. 9135.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Railway carriage, London & North Eastern Railway, Buffet Car No. 9135, built York, 1937, teak body.

The London & North Eastern Railway pioneered quick snack catering services to attract passengers from road coach competitors in the 1930s. Buffets proved popular with passengers and have come to dominate catering on today’s railway.

Sir Nigel Gresley’s functional design meant that this buffet coach was well ahead of its time. However, in its 40 years of operation, design tastes changed dramatically and it was redecorated several times.

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Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1978-7065
type:
railway carriage
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle
  • rolling stock
  • passenger carriage
credit:
British Rail, Historical Relics
status:
Permanent collection

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