VISIT OF L. AND Y. AMBULANCE TRAIN
When the war broke out and arrangements had to be made for the transport of the wounded to hospitals in the country, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway was one of the first companies to provide an ambulance train to the order of the War Office.
The company have just completed another one for use on the Continent, and bearing in mind the interest taken by the public when a previous train was exhibited in January, 1916, they have decided to place it on view at Huddersfield on Sunday next, Nov 18, from 11am to 6pm.
The train has all the latest devices for the expeditious and easy movement of wounded soldiers from the firing line, and is in every way splendidly equipped for the purpose. Nearly 4,000 visitors saw the train at Barnsley on Sunday, and over 4,000 at Manchester on Monday.
Admission tickets at 1s. will be sold, and all the money collected will be utilised for the purpose of providing extra comforts for wounded British and American soldiers and sailors.
Booklets containing numerous photographs and interesting particulars of the train, will be on sale at 6d.
The previous exhibition was a huge success – a record was made at Huddersfield – and thousands of pounds were handed over to the various charitable organisations.HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER, 14 November 1917
The Leeds Mercury reported that once again a record number of visitors, 7032, came to see the ambulance train while it was on display in Huddersfield, exceeding all other towns. A photo of people queuing in St George’s Square to see the exhibition is currently on display at the National Railway Museum in York.