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1845 Mk1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet (RMB)

The RMB is owned by the Railway and runs in the formation of almost all service trains. Seating up to 44 visitors the vehicle regularly earns its keep by providing accommodation for Cream Teas and Ploughman's Lunches on selected days throughout the year. At other times the gas-boiler provides constant supplies of top-up piping hot water for the on-train trolley service which provides an at-seat refreshment service.

Between January and April 2010 the vehicle was at Cranmore for
a 10-year heavy overhaul and significant body work refurbishment (which cost over £42,000).
This page is a part of the Herritage Railways Carriage Survey project and is hosted on the internet by The Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT), a volunteer body, based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in the United Kingdom. About the Trust: The Vintage Carriages Trust was formed in the late 1960s by a group of volunteers whose interest was in wooden bodied railway carriages. They could see that there was a need to concentrate on the preservation of these historic items which were in grave danger of disappearing due to the weather and vandalism damage and unsuitability for regular use on preserved railways of the day. The Trust became a Registered Charity in 1981 and a Registered Museum in 1992. The Collection held by the Trust is at present nine historic railway carriages, also three small industrial steam locomotives, and a collection of railway posters and other miscellaneous railway items. The Trust owns the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow - the first station from Keighley on the Worth Valley Railway. By three phases of building work over the last ten years this has developed into a large museum display and associated workshop, and is the Trustís headquarters. Although the building is named a


Builder
Wolverton
Class/type
BR Mk.I RMB
Built year
1959
Status
Operational
Wheel arrangement
4-w bogies

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