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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)

Caravan Coaches Popular

Caravan Coaches Popular.

Record passenger bookings will be the order of the day this summer on all the group systems, for the Coronation festivities will draw to London visitors from far and wide. In addition to Coronation travel, an unusually heavy holiday business is anticipated. A big success last year was achieved by the letting-out of camping or caravan coaches. Spare passenger carriages were equipped as holiday head-quarters, and placed at popular holiday centres, were let out for party use. Because of the heavy demand, the London, Midland and Scottish Company this year has augmented its stock page 47
Great Western Railway Parcels Railcar, London—Oxford Lines.

Great Western Railway Parcels Railcar, London—Oxford Lines.

of caravan coaches by a further 42 vehicles, bringing the total number up to 192. The coaches are completely fitted out with sleeping equipment, chairs, tables, lights, cooking apparatus, and so on, and by the time this Letter sees the light of day practically every coach will have been booked up for the entire season. A condition attached to the letting of caravan coaches is that all the passengers using the vehicles must make the outward and return trip to their camping site by rail. Luggage may be forwarded in advance, and the local station-master sees to the delivery of this in the coach, as well as having everything ready for occupation on the passengers arrival.