Thursday, May 28, 2009
May 28th Cranbrook Railway Museum
Beautiful train carriages showing the carriages used by Royalty, VIP and business people who could afford to travel across the country in the luxury of a train. Girls liked it, boys were bored by it!! Showed how the beautiful woodwork and marquetry was painted over to modernise the trains in the 1950's and 60's. Ironically if the wood work had not been painted it may not have survived, so although very ugly and a pig to strip off, the yuk green paint actually acted as a preservative.