Durham Museum has a few carriages as part of its collection and this is an original lounge car.
There’s a bar area at one end of the carriage and seating along the sides.
All rather comfortable, it’s from the golden age of railway travel.
Copies of menus from the period, dating from 1950. There was an interesting policy that “to expedite and improve service to you please write on meal check each menu item desired, as waiters are not permitted to accept or serve orders given verbally”.
The extra thick steak cost $5.25, which would have been a considerable sum at the time.