LNER 51769 Gresley Buffet Car built 1937

LNER 51769 Gresley Buffet Car built 1937This page is a part of the Herritage Railways Carriage Survey project and is hosted on the internet by The Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT), a volunteer body, based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in the United Kingdom. About the Trust: The Vintage Carriages Trust was formed in the late 1960s by a group of volunteers whose interest was in wooden bodied railway carriages. They could see that there was a need to concentrate on the preservation of these historic items which were in grave danger of disappearing due to the weather and vandalism damage and unsuitability for regular use on preserved railways of the day. The Trust became a Registered Charity in 1981 and a Registered Museum in 1992. The Collection held by the Trust is at present nine historic railway carriages, also three small industrial steam locomotives, and a collection of railway posters and other miscellaneous railway items. The Trust owns the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow - the first station from Keighley on the Worth Valley Railway. By three phases of building work over the last ten years this has developed into a large museum display and associated workshop, and is the Trustís headquarters. Although the building is named a

LNER 51769 Gresley Buffet Car built 1937
LNER 51769 Gresley Buffet Car built 1937


Present Location North Norfolk
County Location Norfolk
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 167
Lot number 761
Type RB
First Number 51769
Later Numbers 9128, E9128E
Present Number E9128E
Current Livery BR Crimson Lake and Cream
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1977 by M&GNJRPS, partially restored at Norwich Victoria till 1979. After 16 years in service, was expected to be withdrawn for thorough refurbishment during 2004. This was somewhat delayed - but work in progress Spring 2006. Was varnished teak, but crimson lake and cream by 07/11.
Owner Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 12/08/1999
Surveyor Mike Stanbury
Photo Date 01/08/2017
Photo by Ken Hartley
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/09/2017

Photo by alan Tagg 16/07/2013
Photo by alan Tagg 16/07/2013




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