• Short Summary

    A BRITISH FIRM WHICH SPECIALISES IN THE PUBLICATION OF BOOKS AND MAGAZINES ABOUT STEAM RAILWAYS HAS A FORMER ROYAL PULLMAN COACH AS ITS BOARDROOM.

  • Description

    A BRITISH FIRM WHICH SPECIALISES IN THE PUBLICATION OF BOOKS AND MAGAZINES ABOUT STEAM RAILWAYS HAS A FORMER ROYAL PULLMAN COACH AS ITS BOARDROOM.

    THE FIRM OF IAN ALLEN DECIDED TO BUY THE PULLMAN WHEN THEY MOVED FROM LONDON TO A NEW SITE IN SHEPPERTON, MIDDLESEX.

    THE PULLMAN COACH - "MALAGA" - WAS FIRST BUILT IN 1922 AND WAS REBUILT IN 1948. IT WAS USED BY KING GEORGE VI ON SOUTHERN REGION JOURNEYS, PARTICULARLY WHEN HE WENT TO DUCK-SHOOTING VISITS TO KENT.

    PANELLED IN WALNUT VENEER, THE "MALAGA" HAS ANODISED COPPER WALL FITTING INCLUDING STRIKING HANDCARVED LACQUERED PLAQUES.

    THE COACH WAS BOUGHT BY THE FIRM FOR ABOUT GBP750 STERLING AND WAS INSTALLED ON ITS PRESENT SITE BEFORE WORK BEGAN ON THE FIRM'S NEW BUILDING.

    THE DIRECTORS OF THE FIRM USE IT FOR BOARD MEETINGS, DINING, COCKTAILS AND OTHER FACILITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAESWZ82R5NGYPAOSOKZHMZGOWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAESWZ82R5NGYPAOSOKZHMZGOWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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