British Railways Mark 1 Converted Open Corridor Bar Car

A coach to complement the Pullman carriages, this Open coach now serves as a ‘The Jubilee Bar’ on a special trains.

Built as a standard Mark1 Open Corridor coach, E4588 arrived on the Railway with most of its original interior removed. Rather than restoring the coach back to its original condition, the coach was converted into a bar car, painted in mock-Pullman livery to complement the Pullman carriages and fitted with an authentic bar salvaged from a public house in Leeds.

Named ‘The Jubilee Bar’  to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, the coach can occasionally be seen on service e trains on special operating days but more usually attached to the 2 Pullman coaches on ‘The White Rose’ Pullman dining trains.