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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 5 (September 1, 1927)

New Continental Services

New Continental Services.

Co-operating with the Home railways in their endeavour to further popularise continental travel, the French, Belgian and Dutch railway authorities have brought into use this summer many new fast services. New and luxuriously equipped Pullman trains have been introduced linking Calais with Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam-an outstanding train in this service being the “North Star” Pullman Limited, running between Paris and Belgian and Dutch centres.

The vehicles forming the “North Star” Limited are in all respects identical with those employed in the far-famed “Golden Arrow” Paris-Calais train (referred to in my letter appearing in the May-June issue of the “New Zealand Railways Magazine”). The cars have been built in Britain, and they represent the last word in travel luxury.

Pullman travel is an entirely new departure across the Channel, but by degrees this form of transportation is being extended to cover most of the main trans-Continental routes.