© Don Marshall 2015
ELEGANT STEAM
 
London & North Eastern Railway
Open Brake 3rd  No 43502.  In 1933 the LNER introduced what it called "Tourist"  coaching stock. These were a new design introduced to counter the increasing popularity of road coach excursions. This was in the Art Deco age and use was made of chromium and bright colours in the interiors, together with what Jenkinson describes as "the most diabolically uncomfortable seats ever experienced". However they looked good as sets.

I was struck when drawing this how similar they are to the later streamlined coaches, particularly the Silver Jubilee. I have no doubt that that design was based on these tourist coaches introduced two years earlier. 
Note - The wheels are not red - they were painted with teak coloured paint.