LMS 7511 Restaurant First Open built 1934

LMS 7511 Restaurant First Open built 1934

LMS 7511 Restaurant First Open built 1934
LMS 7511 Restaurant First Open built 1934

 

Present Location Severn Valley
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For LMS
Build Location Wolverton
Diagram number 1902
Lot number 734
Type RFO
First Number 7511
Later Numbers 38740, CTL 1N
Present Number None
Current Livery LMSR
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Gutted as Exhibition coach. P 1969: dormitory coach till 1988. Interior from 7571 stored within. Last survivor. Stored OOU Eardington 10/99: then to Bridgnorth for restoration, completed 09/09 to high standard of accuracy and finish. Restored to 1934 fully gold-lined livery with non-serif 7511. In regular use in SVR's Sunday dining service. Winning coach for Heritage Railway Association's Carriage & Wagon Competition 2010, presented 09/12): "A first class restoration earning its living in dining service". 10/12: currently operating in Sunday-only "Severn Valley Venturer" dining set, so stabled in open at Bridgnorth. 10/2013 - at Kidderminster as special service vehicle.
Owner SVR Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal 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 Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 02/11/2012
Surveyor Richard Gunning
Photo Date 11/03/2017
Photo by Paul Abell
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 16/03/2017

As seen 08/06
As seen 08/06


 

 

















 

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