BR 1855 Restaurant Miniature Buffet
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1855 Restaurant Miniature Buffet|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1855 in 2015
|Built By||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton|
|Livery||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon|
|Other numbers||E1855, M1855|
|1989||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
1855 in service and preservation
1855 was built at Wolverton in 1961 to diagram number 99 of lot number 30670. It entered service in February 1962 in BRBritish Rail or British Railways's Eastern region, numbered E1855. The carriage later saw service in other regions as:
- M1855 from June 1964 in the Midland region
- SC1855 from 1977 in the Scottish region.
1855 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in March 1983 from Inverness, having been purchased by the SVR (BR) Buffet Car Fund. It was fully refurbished by 2006, and sees regular use as buffet car in the BR Maroon set.
ReferencesRailway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
- Longworth (2013) p.24.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th edition