BR 1853 Restaurant Miniature Buffet
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1853 Restaurant Miniature Buffet|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1853 in 2015
|Built By||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton|
|Livery||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream|
|Other numbers||M1853, SC1853, W1853|
|1999||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
1853 entered service in February 1962 in BRBritish Rail or British Railways's Eastern region, numbered E1853. The carriage later saw service in other regions as:
- M1853 from March 1964 in the Midland region
- SC1853 from June 1977 in the Scottish region
- W1853 from October 1983 in the Western region.
Until 1999 it was operated by Rail Charter Services.
Many RMBs have survived in mainline use or with heritage railways. 1853 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in 1999 from Bounds Green Carriage Depot (London) via Holyhead, having been purchased by SVR(H). It is used in Set C, the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream running set.
Hornby (model R4067) and Bachmann produced OO models of the RMB in Maroon, the Hornby version as E1863 and Bachmann models capable of carrying that number.
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
- Longworth (2013) p.24.
- 1853 on Railway Heritage Register On-Line (Retrieved 9 September 2020)
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 129