Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?


Max Wyss
 

It could be that Austria (or the k.u.k. predecessors) had this practice.

Or, I fell for a false friend, and the Austrian "Schleuderwagen" is just a car uncoupled at a stop.

The best known British use of slip coaches was most likely the GWR main line, which had quite a few branch lines; The slip coaches provided a fast one-seat service to several places which otherwise would not have been possible. Also note that getting to the holiday spot (such as Torquay) quickly was more important than getting back to London. So, the return service was pretty much the typical "Kurswagen" ritual.



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