You can purchase a snack and a hot or cold drink from our Restaurant Minature Buffet (RMB) coach which is currently undergoing a full restoration. It's located in the former Cattle Dock next to the paved patio area which has outside seating - very pleasant on a fine day. Keep an eye on this website for information on when the RMB is open.
We also stock a range of beer in cans supplied by Frome Brewery and these are available from the RMB. If you like a glass or two of real ale then you'd also enjoy our Real Ale Trains (RATs) that we usually run twice a year in May and October. Check the Events section for more details including dates and how to purchase tickets.
Restoration appeal - we are currently aiming to raise £10,000 for the full refurbishment of the interior of this coach. If you'd like to support us please click on the button below which will take you to our JustGiving page. See Support Us/Fundraising & Appeals for more information about donating. Here are some pictures of the RMB starting on the left with its arrival condition, then the results of external repainting, the pre-restoration interior, and finally the stocked refreshments' facility while restoration continues.
Built by BR York works in 1953 as a normal TSO (Tourist second Open ) to Diagram 93 Lot 30079. For over 25 years it was allocated to the London Midland Region of British Railways. Then in December 1981 it was reallocated to the Western Region. Withdrawal came in October 1985. It was eventually purchased for use on the Swanage Railway in 1987. It was decided to convert it to an RMB. This reduced the seat number down from 64 to 44. It operated over the Purbeck line until a few years ago. It was purchased by the S&D Railway Heritage Trust in November 2019.