J & M Models - “Train Bleu” CIWL Sleeper (1:32)
J&M Models - The train bleu ("blue train") service resumed on 16 November 1920 between Paris and Menton with pre-war carriages, operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits using the Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée., or PLM. The whole route was served again on 9 December 1922. The new Calais-Méditerrannée Express was composed of exclusively first-class, new steel carriages (S-cars) built by Leeds Forge Company in England and the CIWL-works in Munich and a dining car renowned for its haute cuisine five-course dinners. The "introduction ride" was made by two trains with many invitees and nearly 50 journalists, departing from Calais and Paris bound for Nice. The sleeping cars were painted blue with gold trim. This eventually led to the nickname Blue Train in 1923. This name was taken over soon in English advertisements: "Summer on the French Riviera by the Blue Train"
- 1:32 Scale
- 45mm Gauge
- Brass Body
- Metal Wheels
- Interior Lights
- Road Numbers: #3531 #3532 #3533 #3534
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