Brake_Standard_Open_(Micro-Buffet)

Brake Standard Open (Micro-Buffet)

A Brake Standard Open (Micro-Buffet), often abbreviated to BSOT or BSO(T), is a type of railway carriage used by British Rail.

These coaches were converted from a Brake Standard Open (BSO), by replacing one passenger seating bay with a counter for serving food, and space for a trolley for light refreshments. Two batches of coaches were converted, as shown below.

Number range Type
9000-9017 Mark 1
9100-9107 Mark 2

These coaches are no longer in normal service, the last being withdrawn in the mid-1990s. However, several coaches from both batches have been preserved on heritage railways, or are used by charter companies. These are detailed below:

Numbers Built Location Condition
BSOT BSO
9000 9276 1956 Doncaster Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Awaiting restoration
9001 9275 1956 Doncaster Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway In service
9003 9377 1963 Wolverton Dean Forest Railway In service
9010 9369 1963 Wolverton Vale of Glamorgan Railway In service
9011 9370 1963 Wolverton Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway In service
9014 9380 1963 Wolverton West Somerset Railway In service
9015 9229 1955 Doncaster Swanage Railway In service
9016 9237 1956 Doncaster Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway In service
9100 9405 1966 Derby Royal Deeside Railway Static use as a visitor centre
9101 9398 1966 Derby Vintage Trains Mainline charter service
9102 9383 1966 Derby Northampton & Lamport Railway In service
9103 9389 1966 Derby Nottingham Heritage Centre In service
9104 9401 1966 Derby FM Rail, Derby Mainline charter service
9105 9404 1966 Derby Peak Rail Under restoration

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