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P15.

Pre 1960

Post 1960

CAR

Weight:

Length:

Width:

Height:

S/No:

S/No:

Identity:

201

195

CAR 100

391/2t

65’ 11”

8’ 11”

12’ 5”

202

196

CAR 101

391/2t

65’ 11”

8’ 11”

12’ 5”

203

197

CAR 102

391/2t

65’ 11”

8’ 11”

12’ 5”

204

198

CAR 103

391/2t

65’ 11”

8’ 11”

12’ 5”

Four Pullman Kitched cars were constructed by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company of Smethwick.

For the movement of the four cars from Smethwick to Birkenhead the LMSR loaned the Pullman Car Company the 4’ 81/2” bogies.

On Tuesday June 29th 1926 now fitted with the standard 5’ 3” bogies, a demonstration train operated from Dublin Kings Bridge to Ballybrophy and return. The cars were to be used within the Dublin Kings Bridge (Heuston Station of today) to Limerick and Cork and later Sligo services.

Irish Pullmans Limited was formed in Dublin, wholly owned by the Pullman Car Company Limited. The service commenced on July 1st 1926. The contract expired and was not renewed, the four Pullman cars were then purchased by the G.S.R in 1937 who painted the cars Green and allocated numbers 100 to 103.

The Dublin office of the Pullman Car Company Limited closed in 1936.

In 1950 negotiations failed in a possible Dublin to Cork Pullman Service.

Data on the cars use and withdrawal is very sparse, the only data known is on CAR No.100. This was noted in in 1981. The chassis was being used at the Inchicore Works of the CIE as a mobile rail/timber store.

My thanks to Peter Elson for forwarding the photograph for inclusion within this article.

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