BR 5970 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open, later Buffet Car built 1973

BR 5970 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open, later Buffet Car built 1973

BR 5970 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open, later Buffet Car built 1973
BR 5970 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open, later Buffet Car built 1973

 

Present Location Peak Rail
County Location Derbyshire
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 109
Lot number 30860
Type TSO
First Number 5970
Later Numbers 1800 NIR 546 TINTAGEL
Present Number 1800
Current Livery West Coast Railways maroon
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Mk 2f TSO; converted 1974 to prototype self-service buffet for APT-P. To Northern Ireland Railways 1983, regauged to 5' 3". When withdrawn, repatriated c.12/02 and regauged as No. 1800. Overhauled by Lancastrian Carriage & Wagon at Heysham Business Park, Middleton, near Heysham for inclusion in 2003 in Wessex Trains 'Excalibur Express'; then to Old Oak Common c.05/03. RESCO registered for main line running. Moved with Wessex Trains to Carnforth 2008, still in 'Excalibur Express' set. Sold to WCRC 2011; Excalibur set disbanded and this vehicle repainted from pseudo-Pullman to West Coast Railways maroon and 'Tintagel' name removed. By 02/17: at Southall Depot (West Coast Railway part), stored pending further use/disposal. Whilst there ownership passed from WCRCo to Steam Dreams, then to Locomotive Services Ltd when ownership of Steam Dreams changed. 08/22: moved from Southall to Peak Rail for storage. 12/23: confirmed still in situ.
Owner Locomotive Services Ltd
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Fair
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 Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance Some Interest
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 06/04/2003
Surveyor Byron Chamberlain
Photo Date 17/09/2023
Photo by Nick Felton
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 15/02/2024

Byron Chamberlain 06/04/2003: earlier livery
Byron Chamberlain 06/04/2003: earlier livery


 

 

















 

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