BR 1852 Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet built 1960

BR 1852 Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet 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 1852 Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet built 1960
BR 1852 Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet built 1960


Present Location Burton upon Trent (Nemesis Rail)
County Location Staffordshire
Designed For BR
Build Location Wolverton
Built by BR
Diagram number 98
Lot number 30507
Type RMB
First Number 1852
Later Numbers E1852 S1852
Present Number S1852
Current Livery BR(S) Green
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes P 07/1983 GCR, as body only ex-Birds, Long Marston (B5 bogies): now on uncompensated BR1 bogies with modified brakework. Re-upholstered in non-authentic material. Sold to GCR 198? Restored to authentic SR Green livery by 7/04. By 04/16: at Burton upon Trent (Nemesis Rail) for overhaul; will return to the Great Central in due course.
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 Several
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 18/05/2013
Photo by Walter Plinge
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 28/07/2017





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