Teak survivor to be unveiled at NYMR wartime weekend

VISITORS to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s October 12-14 wartime weekend will be able to see inside a Victorian restaurant car that has not carried passengers for 91 years.

An audio-visual presentation – From Steam, Speed and Sumptuous Dining to Tracks into the Trenches – will tell the story of East Coast Joint Stock third class dining car No. 189, which last carried passengers in 1927, after which the carriage body was sold to a Holme-on-Spalding-Moor pig farmer.

Prior to its restoration by the LNER Coach Association after an earlier one was found to have left it with defects, East Coast Joint Stock third class dining car No. 189 is seen back on the rails after 60 years on a pig farm. LNERCA

There it languished for some 60 years, before a preservationist secured it in the 1980s, mounting it on an old underframe recovered from a burned-out carriage. Since 2010, the LNER Coach Association has owned it and it has been undergoing an extensive restoration, which is now complete.

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