From the 1920s, through the depressive 30s, their revival and popularity in the early post-war period and subsequent withdrawal from main line service in the 1960s. Produced on heavyweight art paper, the book includes a huge range of illustrations and photographs depicting the distinctive exteriors and interiors of the best known vehicles built for the Pullman Car Company. Alongside these are many rare builders' photographs showing the methods of construction, design innovations including marquetry schemes, carpets, moquettes and other furnishings. Other information includes train formations, disposal data and an impressive colour section. The author has worked tirelessly to compile a fabulous range of surviving material gathered from throughout the British Isles to reflect the very best of railway travel. Here, in glorious detail, the reader may glimpse the stunning interiors, decorated in styles ranging from Renaissance and Georgian to elements of Art Deco and Modern. An extensive sequence of informative history details each batch of 'K' types built from 1923 to 1927, prior to the advent of the all-steel Pullman car.
Captured here is all the glamour and charm associated with the cars, complemented by readable, enthusiastic and well-researched text much of which has not previously been published before. Building upon the success of Pullman Profile Number 1 - The 12-Wheel Cars, this latest volume in the series is certain not to disappoint. Over the decades, the mood and style aboard trains may have changed, but our fascination for luxury travel lingers. Any admirer of Pullman trains will be unable to resist the temptation to feast their eyes on this outstanding collection, faithfully recreating what has already gone, recalling the excitement and style of travelling by train.