Sources used in compiling this Blue Pullman story: Railway Observer, The Blue Pullman Yahoo Group (in particular contributions by Robert Carroll), Railway Gazette, Trains Illustrated and Railway Magazine.
There have been several detailed publications on the sets, many are now out of print but copies turn up occasionally.
Modern Railways Pictorial Profile: 10 The 'Blue Pullmans'
Modern Railways Pictorial Profile was an occasional Ian Allan magazine devoted to certain subjects, and issue 10 was about the Blue Pullmans.
Kestrel Railway Books
How and why the sets came about, their construction, testing and introduction, are all covered in this detailed work, most of the information and many of the photographs appearing in print for the first time. Accompanied throughout by facts, figures and anecdotes, "Blue Pullman" will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the BR Modernisation Plan, the London Midland and Western Regions in the 1960s, and the story of the Blue Pullmans itself. 168 pages, hardback, with 180 illustrations, including colour and black and white photographs and detailed plans for the modeller. Released in June 2006.
Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.176 Blue Pullman Stock & The APT fleets
The April - May 2009 edition of this magazine has 32 well illustrated (many in colour) pages about the vehicles.
Blue Pullman Supplement
An 80 page expansion to the author's already heavily detailed hardback book. Released in September 2009.
Blue Pullman Pictorial
Another volume that expands Kevin's previous Blue Pullman volumes. Released in November 2012.
Details about the British Transport Film "Blue Pullman" on the cinematographer David Watkin's site.
The British Film Institute also has a page on " Let's Go to Birmingham"
For continued discussion about the sets the Yahoo Blue Pullman group is recommended.
In the beginning
WR press run 1
WR press run 2
Type 1 - LMR motor car
Type 2 - WR motor car
Type 3 - WR parlour 2nd car
Type 4 - LMR kitchen car
Type 5 - WR kitchen car
Type 6 - LMR/WR parlour 1st car
Bogies & couplings
LMR services begin
WR services begin
WR publicity brochure
WR publicity leaflet
Rundown & withdrawal
After service & preservation
Acknowledgments & Further Reading
No vehicles were preserved..