Shared from Jay Whiff Watson growing up in the 50’s https://www.facebook.com/GrowingUpInThe50s/?hc_location=group_dialog
Joe Knight… Those were the days😆lol think that’s a song there
Roger Simmonds… Me!
Alan Parker… Yea I do , not much fun when travelling from Kings X to Newcastle and there is no corridor and you need to pee
David Wilkinson… went in a 1st class one on Swanage Railway the other day
Jane Saunders… yes and the seats were itchy
Alan Essex… Been a long time since I was on a train, do you mean they are no longer like that?
Ian Johnson… Yes you could lay down for a sleep
Chris Meachen… They were the best..
Ernest Ballard… Best way to travel. Luxury and shake rattle and roll too. Beautiful smells and atmosphere
Pete Prescott… Me! I loved carriages like these !
Angela Frances Gardner… Loved these trains would use these carriages with my children when they were younger as they could sleep lying down and traveling from London with my cat so she could sit safely on my lap!
Mark Hanna… There are still on a lot of trains across Europe, I love traveling in these.
Liz Dees Dianto… Not that long ago
Alan Pepper… Ah I remember this ! So comfortable too . Now known as bus replacement service !!
Dave Nattress… Definitely recall these. Many of these compartments and old carriages just like this much older indeed still exist on preserved railways like the Bluebell and Kent and East Sussex and many more of course. Blimey, it’s hot in this anorak, and this article reminds me I need to renew my old train-spotter’s diary. Never over-comfortable these seats, itchy indeed and occasionally one would be crammed in 5 passengers each side, with a couple of bowler hatted old chaps reading their Telegraphs and Times newspapers. For a lifetime non-smoker like me, get in one of these with a couple of smokers – not good!!
Alan Parker… when you think back smoking was allowed everywhere top deck of a bus, trains, cinema’s it all felt normal then, glad that changed
David Collins… This wonderful image represents so much about the golden age in the UK.
Keith Veness… Remember them
David Edwards… Yep
Pete Houghton… These compartments were great I always tried to get one too myself but always ended up sharing
Josie Lawson… Oh yes
Jackie Hersee… No so great if you are female and are alone in one with a creepy male
Oliver Leonard… These were cool
Mike Guy… Stinky when there were smokers.
Dennis Torrance… It was called comfort corridors real trains
Conan Howard… used to climb up and lay on the luggage racks at the age of 11 going home to Hither Green, from a fishing trip to Maidstone back in the late 50s , what ever happened to my best friend then,, David Mc Ewan ??
Dave Weeks… Yes but not quite as posh as that one.
Steve Cooke… I don’t remember them being as clean as that!