At the beginning of 1972 six of the ten ‘Golden Arrow’ Pullman Cars built in 1951 and 1952 remained in use. The number of Cars needed for the ‘Golden Arrow’ progressively reduced from 1963 with displaced Cars finding use elsewhere. The train last ran on Saturday 30th September 1972. As a consequence all but ‘PEGASUS’ of the remaining Cars were withdrawn. ‘PEGASUS’ was by then in use as a ‘Nightcap Bar’ on West Coast Main Line Sleeping Car Trains, a role it continued to perform for several subsequent years.
All ten of the Cars are listed.
|301||PERSEUS||1972||Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway 10/72. Moved to Steamtown Railway Centre, Carnforth, Lancashire where it was overhauled for use with Venice-Simplon Orient Express.|
|302||PHOENIX||1972||Preserved at Longmoor Steam Railway, Liphook, Hampshire. Moved to Lyons, France 1973 and used as a restaurant. Moved to Steamtown Railway Centre, Carnforth, Lancashire 1980 where it was overhauled for use with Venice-Simplon Orient Express.|
|303||CAR 303||1967||Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire 10/68.|
|304||ARIES||1969||Used at the Yew Tree Inn, Thornham, Rochdale, Lancashire. Moved to East Lancashire Railway, then to storage at MoD Kineton, Warwickshire, then to Portsmouth Arms station, Devon, then to Kent & East Sussex Railway, then to Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, Derbyshire for contract repairs before returning to the Kent & East Sussex Railway.|
|305||AQUILA||1967||Preserved at Bulmers Railway Centre, Hereford 10/68. Moved to Venice-Simplon Orient Express, then to Colne Valley Railway, then to South Devon Railway.|
|306||ORION||1972||Preserved at Ashford Steam Centre c10/72, then to Peco Modelrama, Beer, Devon.|
|307||CARINA||1972||Preserved at Longmoor Steam Railway 10/72. Moved to Lyons, France were used as a restaurant in 1973. Moved to Steamtown Railway Centre, Carnforth 1980, then Venice-Simplon Orient Express, then to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, then to Bluebell Railway.|
|308||CYGNUS||1972||Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway 10/72. Moved to Steamtown Railway Centre, Carnforth, Lancashire where it was overhauled for use with Venice-Simplon Orient Express.|
|309||HERCULES||1969||Transferred to Departmental Stock as Laboratory Coach ADB975022 based at Railway Technical Centre, Derby but the conversion was never completed. Broken up on site at Clapham Junction 21/7/73.|
|310||PEGASUS||1976/77||Preserved at Birmingham Railway Museum, Tyseley. Moved to Steamtown Railway Centre, Carnforth c1995, then to Blake Fabrications, Leith, Edinburgh where structural overhaul took place, then to West Coast Railway Company, Carnforth, Lancashire where overhaul for Railfilms completed. Subsequently passed with the Railfilms carriages to the London & North Western Railway Heritage Company, Crewe|
Last updated: 25th May