BR 1682 Restaurant Buffet
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1682 Restaurant Buffet|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Restaurant Buffet 1682
|Built By||Pressed Steel|
|Livery||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon|
|Seats||23 unclassified (as built)|
|1981||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mk 1 Buffet Restaurant carriage (RB) No 1682 was built in 1961 by Pressed Steel to diagram number 24 lot number 30628. As built it had a weight of 39 tons and was fitted with Commonwealth bogies. It carried the number E1682 throughout a working life spent on BRBritish Rail or British Railways's Eastern Region and unlike the majority of the RBs, was never refurbished to become an RBR. It was withdrawn from service in October 1980.
In 2005 the SVRA raffle 'Carry on Noshing' raised around £10,000 towards the forthcoming 'C1' overhaul. In late 2007 the carriage was sent to Rampart in Derby for renovation, using the proceeds from the sale of BR Mk 1 Buffet Car 1883.The photograph shows 1682 at Bridgnorth in March 2015, paired with First Open No 3103 for 'Severn Valley Venturer' catering use. It is owned by the SVR (BR) Buffet Car Fund.
See alsoList of carriages
Severn Valley Venturer
- Longworth (2013) p.21.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th edition
- Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 142
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 160