The SVR (BR) Buffet Car Fund

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The most recent SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book, the 9th edition of June 1998, credited the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society (BRBritish Rail or British Railways) Buffet Car Fund as being the owners of Buffet cars BR 1682 acquired in April 1981, BR 1855 acquired in March 1983, carriage BR 3103 acquired in July 1984 and BRBritish Rail or British Railways Bar Car 1883 (acquired in November 1990 but no longer resident).

The date on which the Fund was formed was not mentioned in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News, but its origins are related to the bar at Bridgnorth. An article in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 63 of Spring 1982, “The Bar Department” by Brian Malyon, referred to the bar as being the base for the on-train drink and light refreshment service, and mentioned BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1682 being owned by ‘a group of members of the bar staff’. The Bar Department were also responsible for overhauling “…1682, their own buffet car” in 1983[1], while the purchase of BRBritish Rail or British Railways 3103 in 1984 was “through the efforts of the Bridgnorth Bar Department staff[2].

In spring 1987 the “Steam Snacks” SVRA raffle raised £1,533 for "The BRBritish Rail or British Railways Buffet Fund" among others.[3] The first formal mention of a Fund was in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 98 in 1990, which credited the purchase of BRBritish Rail or British Railways Bar Car 1883 as being by ‘The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society (Bar Dept.) Buffet Car Fund’[4]. However the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 8th edition of that year referred to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society (BRBritish Rail or British Railways) Buffet Car Fund, as also used in the 1998 Stock Book.

See also

List of preservation groups

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 70
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 72
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 83
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 98