BR 5970 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open (now Buffet Car) built 1973

BR 5970 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open (now Buffet Car) built 1973

BR 5970 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open (now Buffet Car) built 1973
BR 5970 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open (now Buffet Car) built 1973

 

Present Location Southall: West Coast Railway Ltd
County Location London
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 109
Lot number 30860
Type TSO
First Number 5970
Later Numbers NIR 546 1800 TINTAGEL
Present Number 1800 Tintagel
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Mk 2f TSO: converted 1974 to prototype self-service buffet for APT-P. To Northern Ireland Railways 1983, regauged to 5' 3". When withdrawn, repatriated regauged as No. 1800. 2003 Overhauled at Heysham to become part of Wessex Trains Excalibur set as 1800. 2009: now based at Carnforth, although still operating as part of same set. By 02/17: at Southall Depot (West Coast Railway part), stored pending further use/disposal.
Owner West Coast Railway Company
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 As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Survey Date 06/04/2003
Surveyor Byron Chamberlain
Photo Date 06/04/2003
Photo by Byron Chamberlain
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 12/02/2017


 

 










 



 

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