BR 1651 Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (Refurbished) built 1961

BR 1651 Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (Refurbished) built 1961

BR 1651 Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (Refurbished) built 1961
BR 1651 Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant (Refurbished) built 1961

 

Present Location Burton upon Trent (Nemesis Rail)
County Location Staffordshire
Designed For BR
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 24
Lot number 30628
Type RBR
First Number 1651
Later Numbers W1651 Enid
Present Number W1651
Current Livery BR(W) Chocolate and Cream
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Refurbished 1971. Commonwealth bogies. Llangollen: then Kitchen Car on Swanage's "Wessex Belle". Briefly back to Llangollen 01/01. Overhaul at Cranmore for mainline operation completed 01/07. Repainted in BR Crimson Lake and Cream livery. Based at OOC or Crewe. In store at Old Oak Common until its closure - then to Eastleigh Arriva TrainCare and later Eastleigh Works. c.2020: repainted in BR(W) Chocolate and Cream livery. 01/22: base moved from Eastleigh Works to Nemesis Rail, Burton upon Trent.
Owner Riviera Trains
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 Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 18/04/2006
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 08/04/2022
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 22/05/2022

Steve West 28/08/2017: earlier livery
Steve West 28/08/2017: earlier livery


 

 
















 

 

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