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1719E 'Beavertail' Observation Car

The 1719 Beavertail is one of two observation cars built at Doncaster in 1937 for the "Coronation" high speed train services between London and Edinburgh. This was a revolution in rail services that set the pattern for all future high speed trains in the UK and elsewhere.

As such, 1719 is amongst the most historically important carriages in the UK. 1719 only ran in its original form for 2 years …