1958 – January 50 Years Ago:
During the year, the six Hastings line cars and also the HADRIAN BAR (CAR No.59) are sold to British Railways Southern Region. All cars painted green and lettered ‘BUFFET’ .
1968 – January 40 Years Ago:
During the year, H.P.Bulmer purchase Pullman cars No.36, 64, 76, 83, and AQUILA.
During the year, The Dart Valley railway obtain Pullman car IBIS, CAR No.54 and ex-Devon Belle Observation car No.280.
During the year, all named 1960 Mk1 build Pullman cars will be repainted into the new corporate Pullman livery of Grey and Blue, this will mean the cars will lose the named identity carried since introduction during late 1960 into the spring of 1961. Car identity will by use of the schedule number being used with the prefix of the letter ‘E’ indicating Eastern region operation. This was reported as completed by August 1968.
1973 – January 35 Years Ago:
During the year, British Rail Catering re-brand to Travellers Fare this will remain in place until January 1st 1982.
Noted at Lovers walk sidings Brighton one 5 Bel unit and five ex- Golden Arrow cars. Both services ended in 1972.