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5.0 out of 5 stars Pullman Perfection
Having read the previous volume in this series, which was informative and full of delightful pictures, I was so pleased when this volume was released as it is a great companion to the previous one. The archive pictures and concise tables of the movements and usages of the various All-Steel 'K-Type' Pullman cars offer a fascinating insight into the Pullman story and the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars K-type Pullmans
Very interesting and informative book, but I wouldn't recommend it if you needed more details of "The Golden Arrow" pullmans in the 50's as I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pullman Perfection, 4 Oct 2011
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Having read the previous volume in this series, which was informative and full of delightful pictures, I was so pleased when this volume was released as it is a great companion to the previous one. The archive pictures and concise tables of the movements and usages of the various All-Steel 'K-Type' Pullman cars offer a fascinating insight into the Pullman story and the way that the trains of these "mobile restaurants" had rising and falling fortunes and how each car travelled around Britain as it's fortunes changed.

Never having had the opportunity to travel aboard any of the twelve wheel cars I haven't bought the first volume as yet but can easily see that it will be a book to buy soon!

Having travelled on the VSOE and sat in the cars Gwen (3 times), Perseus, Ibis, Phoenix, Ione (an All-Steel car), Audrey and Zena (another of the All-Steel cars) I have developed a love for these amazing carriages and their history, even to the point of buying a vast collection of the model versions from Hornby over the last few years.

This book (and Volume 2) together give a perfect and precise story of the carriages and how some were (sadly) scrapped and others were preserved.

Towards the end of the book Antony M Ford reveals that Volume 4 is to feature the Southern Electric Pullmans (of the "Brighton Belle"), another chapter in the Pullman history which I am sure will be as fascinating as the others in the series.

One picture did puzzle me though. The right hand picture on page 113 shows a Pullman car attendant standing in the doorway of a Pullman car which is believed to be 'Zena'. In the picture the Pullman coat of arms is right next to the doorway but I have never seen any Pullman with the coat of arms so close to the doorway. So, if you happen to read this Mr. Ford, could you explain the unusual position of that coat of arms, please?
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5.0 out of 5 stars a beautifully researched and poresented account, 8 May 2013
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I now have all 3 volumes of the steam Pullman car types.
Very comprehensive detail in terms of specification and use.
A must for the Pullman car enthusiast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pullman magic, 5 Sep 2013
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The research and detail contained within this book are outstanding and thoroughly recommended for enthusiasts who can appreciate
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3.0 out of 5 stars K-type Pullmans, 29 Sep 2013
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Very interesting and informative book, but I wouldn't recommend it if you needed more details of "The Golden Arrow" pullmans in the 50's as I did.
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