Brake Standard Open (Micro-Buffet)

Brake Standard Open (Micro-Buffet)

Infobox DMU
name = British Rail Brake Standard Open (Micro-Buffet)


imagesize = 300px
background = #0033ccand
caption = Mk 1 BSOT, no. 9015 at Swanage on 13 April 2006. This coach is preserved on the Swanage Railway and is painted in Southern Region malachite green. It was converted from BSO9229.
Manufacturer = BR Derby & Wolverton, Metro Cammell and C Roberts
Operator = British Rail
Formation =
Built =
LinesServed =
InService = 1952-
CarLength = 64 ft 6 in
CarWidth = 9 ft 3 in
CarHeight = 12ft 9 1/2in
Weight = 34 tons
Capacity =
MaxSpeed = 90-100mph
Gauge =
Traction =
Engine = |

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.

These coaches are no longer in normal service, the last being withdrawn in the mid-1990s.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:

External links

* [http://www.vintagecarriagestrust.org/ Vintage Carriage Trust - contains details of preserved vehicles]


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