"Special quick excursion trains and upholstered charabancs" (U12.539)

A charabanc (from the French "char-à-banc" = carriage with benches) is a type of horse-drawn vehicle or early motor coach, usually open-topped, common in Britain during the early 20c. It has benched seats arranged in rows, looking forward. It was commonly used for large parties, especially sight-seeing or work outings to the country or the seaside.