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A corridor brake composite carriage converted into a rail mobile emergency canteen, 1941

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In November 1941 this 56 feet corridor brake composite carriage was converted at Swindon Works into a rail mobile emergency canteen. Its purpose was much the same as the road mobile emergency canteen featured elsewhere in this book, which was to provide catering facilities to company staff at places where feeding arrangements were not available following air raids. The coach was fully fitted out with kitchen equipment and storage facilities. Four tanks in the roof held 230 gallons of clean water, and a gas cooker and a refrigerator meant that hot, fresh food could be provided to staff during an emergency situation. The canteen was equipped with gas lighting, but Tilley lamps were also on board should they be needed, and in order to abide by ARP regulations the windows were dressed with blackout curtains

Media ID 19937805

Date: 28th February 2014

Image Size: 2940 x 1976 Pixels

Filesize is 1.00MB

Associated Categories: Swindon Works

Associated Categories: Carriage and Wagon Works

Associated Categories: Buffet and Restaurant Cars

Associated Categories: Passenger Brake and Composite Brake Vans

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: brake, carriage, catering, composite, converted, corridor, mobile emergency canteen, soldiers, swindon works, world war 2