The Bogie: Every Butterfields' brochure had a description of the bogie.
The carriage accommodates up to 24/26 people and comprises two large sitting rooms, a small dining room/library, a pantry, a kitchen, two washrooms and four squat
toilets. It is equipped with electric lights and fans. The sitting room walls are lined with cushioned benches under which luggage can be stowed, the floors are covered with coir matting, and there are small individual lockers in which you can keep items like wash bags. At night, the sitting rooms convert
to dormitories, and you can sleep on benches, upper berths or camp beds. We supply bedrolls comprising padded cotton mattresses, pillows and sheet sleeping bags, and blankets in winter (November- February).
The washrooms are fitted with washbasins and cold water taps, for bathing with a bucket and bailer. Soap and towels are
provided. The dining room contains our library, which is well stocked with books on India and genera1 fiction, and we open our own post office here, selling specially designed aerogrammes, as well as postcards and stamps.
Our kitchen is only equipped with charcoal burners but we prepare a wide variety of food making good use of fresh local
ingredients. We provide plenty of tea/coffee, an unlimited supply of treated drinking water, and a small amount of boiled water daily. We sell cold beer and bottled soft drinks on board.
This was the basics – you got a lot more information in Survival on Board.