The derided railway sandwich, and its role in the privatisation of Britain | Ian Jack
From restaurant cars to curling corners, onboard catering tracked the fortunes of public ownership
As from today there will be no more bacon-and-sausage baps for sale on the trains from London Marylebone to Banbury and Birmingham; no more ploughman’s sandwiches or cheese-and-onion crisps; neither hot drinks nor cold. Chiltern Railways, which operates the service, is the latest train operator to abolish onboard catering. Most travellers now bring their food and drink with them in little paper carrier bags from station cafes and takeaways. A need has vanished. “The service is no longer sustainable,” says a statement from Chiltern.
To have eaten a fried breakfast while travelling up the side of Loch Lomond means you’re of a certain age
Source: Guardian Transport