BR 1566 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1961

BR 1566 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1961

BR 1566 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1961
BR 1566 Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen built 1961

 

Present Location Kidderminster
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For BR
Built by Cravens
Diagram number 25
Lot number 30624
Type RKB
First Number 1566
Later Numbers M1566, E1566
Present Number Car No. 1566
Current Livery Pullman (pseudo - Belmond Northern Belle)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes P 1982, at Steamtown till 1986. Mk1 kitchen/buffet. 41T. No passenger seating. Bluebell 7/86 T. Sold 1995 to VSOE Regency Rail, then VSOE Northern Belle. B4 bogies. By 03/02 repainted into Maroon/Cream Northern Belle livery. Ownership transferred to the Belmond Group early 2014. As at 02/15: in Northern Belle Set CP22, based at Crewe South Yard. 02/17: Severn Valley Railway now has a 10-year contract to service and stable at Kidderminster the Northern Belle carriage set.
Owner Belmond Group
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 Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 30/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 14/04/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 28/05/2017

Mike Porter 30/08/2006. Earlier view - other side
Mike Porter 30/08/2006. Earlier view - other side


 

 










 





 

 

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