Sunday, 5 February 2012

Birthday Special

Yesterday, Ken Jones, regular contributor to Focus Transport websites, hired a 1950's AEC half cab as part of his 60th birthday celebrations to take invited guests for lunch in a 1928 Pullman carriage at the Spotgate Inn, Staffordshire. 

The vehicle is a 1953 AEC Regal III with Duple coachwork and is part of the Roger Burdett collection

Ursula 1928 Parlour First Class Pullman Car at Spotgate Inn, Spotacre, Stone, Staffordshire.
Built by Metropolitan Carriage Wagon & Finance co. Ltd, Saltley, Birmingham.
One of thirty cars built for the introduction of the ‘Queen of Scots’ Pullman service. Remaining on the London North Eastern Railway until the early 1960’s.
Transferred to the Southern region of British railways to replace the even older cars. Ursula remained in service until 1967