Replica ambulance carriage 24, National Railway Museum, York, 17 July 2016 2. Mockup of a ward car where stretcher and sitting patients would have been transported. Ambulance trains also included pharmacies and catering and staff accommodation. Plans for ambulance trains had been prepared before 1914 and eventually 20 were provided for home use. Thirty more trains were built for British use overseas, mainly in France. From 1917 19 trains were built in Britain for American use in France. In total, ambulance trains carried 2.68 million patients in Britain during the First World War, most from Dover or Southampton to hospitals inland.