BR 1525 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1959

BR 1525 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1959This 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

BR 1525 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1959
BR 1525 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1959


Present Location Great Central
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For BR
Built by Cravens
Diagram number 25
Lot number 30514
Type RKB
First Number 1525
Later Numbers NE1525
Present Number NE1525
Current Livery Pullman (pseudo)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes P 1983. Current livery red/cream (never carried in BR service). Converted back from air to vacuum 1983. Had B5 bogies for some time, now back to BR1s. Has awaited overhaul since before 1998. Sold to MSLT group. Asbestos removed 2006. Now gutted shell, OOU at Swithland. To Ramparts at Derby by 1/10 for complete overhaul and redesign. By 12/10 back to Great Central and in service as the kitchen car for GCR's Pullman-liveried Pullman-style dining train.
Owner Great Central Railway
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Derelict/Not Present
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 18/02/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 06/03/2017




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