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>Question: Does anyone have information or links to share which would explain the difference between a MK 1 RB and and RMB?? Certainly the exterior and window treatment is quite different

Source:- British Railways Mark 1 Coaches Keith Parkin Pendragon HMRS 1994/1999 ISBN 1 899816 07 0

RB's (restaurant buffets) had 23 seats a kitchen, pantry and bar
Diagram 21 running no.1700 - the 1956 prototype which had a serving counter instead of a bar
Diagram 24 runnings no's
1644-1699, 1701-1772.
Diagram 27 running no's 1923/4/8, 1953/4/6/9, 1961/2/5/9, 1970-3, 1981/4 converted from Diagram 23 unclassified restaurant cars

RMB's - restaurant miniature buffet. The buffet facility was reduced to 12ft6inch (the space of two seating bays) , but after experience with the first 12 vehicles a storage cupboard was added taking up the space of a further seating section
Diagram 97 running no's 1801-1812 (48 seats)
Diagram 98 running no's 1838-1852 (44 seats)
Diagram 99 running no's 1813-1837, 1853-1882 (44 seats, commonwealth bogies)
 
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