BR 1987 Mk 1 Unclassed Restaurant Car built 1961

BR 1987 Mk 1 Unclassed Restaurant Car built 1961

BR 1987 Mk 1 Unclassed Restaurant Car built 1961
BR 1987 Mk 1 Unclassed Restaurant Car built 1961


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For BR
Build Location Swindon
Built by BR
Diagram number 23
Lot number 30632
Type RUK
First Number 1987
Later Numbers ADB975982
Present Number DB975982
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Ex-Departmental condition. Awaiting restoration, sheeted, on Bluebell Railway. Sold to Kent & East Sussex Railway (KESR) 2003 and held at Northiam - and still there at 02/17. 07/19: moved from KESR to Eastleigh Works for full refurbishment by Arlington as a Kitchen Car (kitchen to fitted out on return to Tenterden); vehicle being modified to suit future operational needs at KESR with some windows blocked off and some doors widened to one and a half units to enable easier access for equipment and passengers with disabilities (partial grant for this work received from European Leader Fund, managed by Kent County Council). 07/21: returned from Eastleigh Works to KESR - restored with vacuum brakes.
Owner Kent & East Sussex Railway
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Rarity Many
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 02/03/1997
Surveyor Peter Thomas
Photo Date 30/07/2019
Photo by R Norman Transport Ltd
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 02/12/2021





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