BR 1526 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1960

BR 1526 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1960This 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 1526 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1960
BR 1526 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1960


Present Location Great Central
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For BR
Built by Cravens
Diagram number 25
Lot number 30514
Type RKB
First Number 1526
Later Numbers E1526
Present Number E1526
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Used in "Centenary of Catering" train 1978. P 1983 by NYMR and in Pickering's cafeteria complex. Bought by GCR 1985 - arrived June 96. 'Temporary' B5 bogies now replaced with BR1s (BR2 axleboxes) and operational.
Owner Great Central Railway plc
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 As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 08/09/2007
Photo by Kevin Stroud
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 05/11/2016

22/10/2016 Mike Haddon
22/10/2016 Mike Haddon






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