BR 1853 Restaurant Miniature Buffet

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1853 Restaurant Miniature Buffet
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1853 in 2015
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton
Status In use
Number E1853
Livery BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream
Other numbers M1853, SC1853, W1853
History
Built 1961
Diagram 99
Lot 30670
Type RMB
TOPS code AN21
Seats 44 standard
1989 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet (RMB) 1853 was built at Wolverton in 1961 to diagram number 99 of lot number 30670. The Miniature Buffet coach was designed to provide quick snacks, being staffed by only one attendant in service. The coach seats 44 passengers at tables, and also has bench seats opposite the serving area.

Service

1853 entered service in February 1962 in BE's Eastern region, numbered E1853. The carriage later saw service in other regions as:

  • M1853 from March 1964 in the Midland region
  • SC1853 from June 1977 in the Scottish region
  • W1853 from October 1983 in the Western region[1].

Preservation

1853 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in 1989 from Bounds Green Carriage Depot (London) via Holyhead, having been purchased by SVR(H).[2] It is used in Set C, the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream running set.

See also

List of carriages

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  1. Longworth (2013) p.24.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 129

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