Dining Cars
644 'Vumba'
645 'Gwaai'
646 'Kariba'
Drawn by & copyright: Sue Lawrence
Built: Cravens C & W Co.
Service entry: 193005
Cost: £6,033 each
Wheels: 2'10" Dia.
Overall length: 59'6" Over headstocks.
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Six identical balcony ended dining cars were
built by Cravens between 1928 and 1930. Three
remained in Zambia when the railway split in
1968. The remaining three are all in the
museum.

All three coaches are available for use on
special trains, although their condition is variable.

In 2006 Dining Car 644 was refurbished as part
of a serviceable rake of museum coaches, and
used on the Globe Steam tour.

Globe Steam partly funded the restoration
through the FoBRM.
#645, Gwaai, in the Museum in the 1980's.
Photo. Geoff Cooke
Gwaai interior.
Photo. Geoff Cooke
Vumba in the Museum. April 2005
Photos. Geoff Cooke
Gwaai in the Museum. April 2005
Photos. Geoff Cooke
Dining Car 644 'Vumba'. Thomson Junction. August 2006
Photo: Geoff Cooke
Geof Calvert, FoBRM Committee
member,  alongside the Dining Car 644
'Vumba'. Thomson Junction.
August 2006
Photo: Geoff Cooke