Incredible Tales & Photos From The Orient Express

Passengers on the Orient Express stayed in 10 wood paneled compartments containing either a single bed or double beds stacked on top of one another. The compartments were used as sitting rooms during the day with a sofa and table. At night, they were transformed into sleeping areas. Unfortunately, the train did not have any baths or showers, so passengers had to make due with washbasins. Passengers were also well fed. One of the train’s early menus included oysters, soup with Italian pasta, chicken a la chasseur, fillet of beef with chateau potatoes, game animals, chocolate pudding, and a plethora of desserts.

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