The 10x units from this series are built in 1955 on chassis from previously destroyed Pullman coaches destroyed during the 2nd World War.

Interior lighting is provided by two ramps of fluorescent tubes housed in the ceiling. These cars have high capacity batteries (480 Ah and 72 V) to ensure, during stops, the operation of the refrigerated cabinets, including those assigned to white wines.

In cold weather, heating is provided by a hot water circulation system supplied by a grain coal boiler with accelerated draft by a blower.

Sources: https://ec64.pagesperso-orange.fr/CIWL.htm, https://www.scribd.com/article/473101264/Voitures-Restaurants-Breda-Les-Dernieres-Bleues


January 1st

Units 4270 - 4274 are acquired by the French National Railway Company (SNCF) where initially they continue to be registered as Vr 52 4270 - 4274.

Units 4265 - 4269 are rented by the Italian State Railways (FS) according to a kilometer-charge system until December 1st, 1981. After this date they will be transferred to CIWL workshops in Ostende where they are modernised to be used by the Belgium National Railway Company (SNCB NMBS). They enter service in 1986 as Vr 88-70 265 - 269.

Sources: https://www.scribd.com/article/473101264/Voitures-Restaurants-Breda-Les-Dernieres-Bleues

Latest update on the 25th of April 2021 at 15:40

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