BR 1657 Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (Refurbished) built 1960

BR 1657 Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (Refurbished) built 1960

BR 1657 Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (Refurbished) built 1960
BR 1657 Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (Refurbished) built 1960

 

Present Location Burton upon Trent (Nemesis Rail)
County Location Staffordshire
Designed For BR
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 24
Lot number 30628
Type RBR
First Number 1657
Later Numbers W1657 Elen
Present Number M1657
Current Livery BR Rail Blue and Pearl Grey
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1991 at Llangollen. Following Berwyn Belle's demise, sold by Rolltrack to Llangollen Railway 02/02. To Fragonset late 2004 then into Blue Pullman set at East Ham Depot by 1/06. Purchased by Cotswold Rail from FM Rail 1/07. To Eastleigh Works by 9/09. By 8/10 purchased from Stobart Group by Cargo-D, and being repainted blue/grey. Seen in this condition 05/12. Now owned by Riviera Trains. 04/16: still in Eastleigh Works - rubbed down condition, refurbishment progressing (see second additional photo). 08/18: back in operational use on charter trains (see main photo).
Owner Riviera Trains
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 11/10/2003
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 31/08/2018
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 22/09/2018

Byron Chamberlain 04/09/2006: earlier view of other side 1
Byron Chamberlain 04/09/2006: earlier view of other side 1

Steve West 04/06/2016: view of other side during refurbishment
Steve West 04/06/2016: view of other side during refurbishment


 

 

















 

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