The idea in this day and age of using a railway carriage as a vehicle for display of products and goods would sound like a Pink Elephant? Yet here we are a mere 55 years ago Bowater had a huge piece of rolling stock adapted and prepared to demonstrate their products to would be buyers. The distinctive nose of the VW Beetle poking out adds an additional element of travel to the image!
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection:James P. O'Dea
Date: October 28 1967
NLI Ref.: ODEA 52/2
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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