BR 1869 Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet built 1962

BR 1869 Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet built 1962This 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 1869 Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet built 1962
BR 1869 Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet built 1962


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For BR
Build Location Wolverton
Built by BR
Diagram number 99
Lot number 30702
Type RMB
First Number 1869
Later Numbers M1869 KESR 59
Present Number 59
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1993 ex Old Oak Common. To KESR from Llangollen Oct/Nov 98. Spent early 2002 at St Leonards for body repairs; back by 7/02.
Owner Tenterden Railway Company
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very 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 As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 12/10/2002
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 17/02/2017
Photo by Dan Adkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 05/03/2017





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