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Railway Catering
Railway Catering

Railway Catering 1979


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Railway Catering 1979

6 mins United Kingdom

Sandwich or steak? Fried breakfast or meat from the griddle? The once ubiquitous British Rail buffet car had been serving up indifferent food for as long as people could remember. By 1979 attempts were being made to improve the standards - well, for the first class passengers anyway. For those left in second class it was sandwiches or crisps and at 30p many would still be going without. In fact, all that's stopped the sandwiches curling up is the invention of cling film.

The route featured in this news item is the West Coast Main Line from Birmingham New Street to Euston.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.


News Non-Fiction


Rail transport Food Catering


Train to the Future




United Kingdom



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