A report on Golden Arrow (train)

The 'Golden Arrow' leaving Victoria Station, London, in 1953
French version of the train, 1927
A restored Golden Arrow carriage at Pecorama in Devon

Luxury boat train of the Southern Railway and later British Railways.

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The 'Golden Arrow' leaving Victoria Station, London, in 1953

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1933 poster for the Southern Railway's newly electrified suburban services

Southern Railway (UK)

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British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.

British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.

1933 poster for the Southern Railway's newly electrified suburban services
1945 poster ('Shabby?') by L. A. Webb promising post-war refurbishment on the Southern Railway, showing Malachite Green and Sunshine Yellow livery
Sign in Norbiton Station's underpass on the Kingston Loop Line
Edmondson ticket for travel between and.
Charing Cross before it was built over with offices with the Southern Railway (SR) initials retained.
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Preserved Lord Nelson class 850 Lord Nelson.
4COR unit no. 3131, at the National Railway Museum.
A rake of preserved Maunsell carriages on the Bluebell Railway. Note that there is no carriage set number painted on the brake coach.
A preserved Bulleid Open Second carriage on the Bluebell Railway.
Sir Herbert Ashcombe Walker who served the Southern Railway throughout its existence

The Southern Railway operated a number of famous named trains, including the Brighton Belle, the Bournemouth Belle, the Golden Arrow and the Night Ferry (London - Paris and Brussels).

851 Sir Francis Drake

SR Lord Nelson class

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Type of 4-cylinder 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed for the Southern Railway by Richard Maunsell in 1926.

Type of 4-cylinder 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed for the Southern Railway by Richard Maunsell in 1926.

851 Sir Francis Drake
30860 Lord Hawke at Basingstoke in 1959.
850 Lord Nelson at Minehead, WSR in 2006

The planned 500-ton trains never materialised, but the class was regularly used on 460 ton trains such as the Golden Arrow.

ex-SR Battle of Britain Class 34072 257 Squadron Unrebuilt Bulleid Light Pacific, with the Golden Arrow styling

Boat train

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Passenger train operating to a port for the specific purpose of making connection with a passenger ship, such as a ferry or cruise ship.

Passenger train operating to a port for the specific purpose of making connection with a passenger ship, such as a ferry or cruise ship.

ex-SR Battle of Britain Class 34072 257 Squadron Unrebuilt Bulleid Light Pacific, with the Golden Arrow styling

The Golden Arrow, London Victoria – Dover Marine (1929–1972)

Pullman Shield seen on the sides of the company's coaches

Pullman train (UK)

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Pullman trains in Great Britain were mainline luxury railway services that operated with first-class coaches and a steward service, provided by the British Pullman Car Company (PCC) from 1874 until 1962, and then by British Railways from 1962 until 1972.

Pullman trains in Great Britain were mainline luxury railway services that operated with first-class coaches and a steward service, provided by the British Pullman Car Company (PCC) from 1874 until 1962, and then by British Railways from 1962 until 1972.

Pullman Shield seen on the sides of the company's coaches
Former Brighton Belle Pullman carriage at London Victoria, now part of the Venice Simplon Orient Express fleet, note the oval lavatory window
A former East Coast Main Line Pullman car built by Metro-Cammell in 1960 at Swanage station in 2005
Class 403 on the Brighton Belle at Purley Oaks in June 1964
The Blue Pullman recreated by Hertfordshire Rail Tours at Fenchurch Street in June 2006
Advert for the Harrogate Pullman from the Illustrated London News 14 July 1923

The Bournemouth Belle ceased in 1967, with the Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow following in 1972, by which time most of the coaches used on those trains were at least 40 years old.

The Nord network in 1853

Chemins de fer du Nord

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Rail transport company, created in Paris, France, in September 1845.

Rail transport company, created in Paris, France, in September 1845.

The Nord network in 1853

In 1926, in conjunction with the British Southern Railway, the CF du Nord began running a regular luxury passenger train, Golden Arrow/Fleche d'Or, from London to Paris.