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060116 27004 viewsWest Kalgoorlie, Pacific National BRS type crew accommodation coach BRS 223, originally built by Victorian Railways Newport Workshops in November 1949 as an AS type first class sitting car for the Spirit of Progress AS 12, in July 1953 converted to The Overland traffic as ABS type ABS 1 then in October 1972 converted back to AS 12, in June 1983 converted to a combined sitting accommodation and a mini refreshment service as BRS type BRS 3, then in September 1985 renumbered to BRS 223. Sold to West Coast Railway mid 1990s, converted to crew car after 2005.
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060528 41444 viewsParkeston, Pacific National BRS type crew accommodation coach BRS 225, originally built by Victorian Railways Newport Workshops in November 1937 as a rivetted second class sitting car for the Spirit of Progress, in August 1939 coded to BS type BS 4, in July 1977 converted to a mini buffet and coded MRS 1 and then in October 1983 recoded to BRS 225. Painted in V/Line livery in 1992. Ended up with West Coast Railway in the late 1990s, painted in WCR livery Sept 2001, prior to Pacific National ownership and conversion to a crew car.
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060528 41524 viewsParkeston, Pacific National BRS type crew accommodation coach BRS 221, originally built by Victorian Railways Newport Workshops in November 1940 as an AS type first class sitting car for the Spirit of Progress AS 6, in April 1983 converted to a combined sitting accommodation and a mini refreshment service as BRS type BRS 1, then in September 1985 renumbered to BRS 221. Sold to West Coast Railway mid 1990s, converted to crew car after 2004.
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060528 41814 viewsParkeston, South Spur Rail AVDP type crew accommodation coach AVDP 277, built for the Commonwealth Railways by Comeng NSW as a brake van with sleeping accommodation as HRD type HRD 277 in 1971, modified for relay working in 1977, recoded to AVDY in 1983, then in 2002 leased for MurrayLander service before being sold to South Spur Rail and in this livery from mid 2005.
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060528 41914 viewsParkeston, South Spur Rail AVDP type crew accommodation coach AVDP 277, built for the Commonwealth Railways by Comeng NSW as a brake van with sleeping accommodation as HRD type HRD 277 in 1971, modified for relay working in 1977, recoded to AVDY in 1983, then in 2002 leased for MurrayLander service before being sold to South Spur Rail and in this livery from mid 2005.
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060528 42734 viewsParkeston, Pacific National RZAY type crew accommodation car RZAY 940 was built by Comeng NSW as an ARJ type stainless steel air conditioned first class roomette sleeping car ARJ 240 in 1968, allocated to the Indian Pacific Joint Stock in 1970, renumbered to ARJ 940 in 1974 and sold to National Rail and converted to crew car in 1997.
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060528 44464 viewsWest Kalgoorlie, Australian Southern Railroad ECA type crew accommodation car ECA 98, originally built for the Commonwealth Railways by Wegmann & Co. in West Germany in 1955 as the ARF type first class air conditioned sleeper with rounded observation end ARF 98, rebuilt and recoded in 1972 without the observation end as BB type BB 98. Converted to a crew car in 1991.
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070529 94844 viewsParkeston, SCT VPAY type crew accommodation car VPAY 2 'Great Artesian' on train 2PM9, built by Tulloch Ltd NSW in 1968 as a narrow gauge brake van with sleeping accommodation as NHRD type NHRD 79, converted to standard gauge in 1981 and coded HRD type HRD 361. Recoded to AVDY in October 1982, then to AVDP. Sold to WCR, then in October 2000 overhauled for crew car use and coded VPAY 1 on SCT services and owned by Freight Australia. Was later sold to Pacific National and subsequently scrapped 2016.
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070530 95214 viewsParkeston, Pacific National FAM type crew accommodation coach FAM 2389 on train 3PM6, built for the NSWGR by Comeng NSW in 1976 as part of a batch of ten FAM type twinette sleeper cars, FAM 2389 was also the Lithgow breakdown train accommodation car for a time, converted to a crew car by Bluebird Rail at Islington in September 2005.
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070531 96154 viewsParkeston, Pacific National RZBY type crew accommodation car RZBY 208 on train 3MP4, built by Comeng NSW as ER type stainless steel air conditioned crew dormitory car ER 208 in 1969, sold to National Rail and converted to crew car in 1997.
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070531 96624 viewsPatkeston, Pacific National BRS type crew accommodation coach BRS 223 on train 4PW4, originally built by Victorian Railways Newport Workshops in March 1949 as an AS type first class sitting car for the Spirit of Progress AS 12, in July 1952 converted to ABS type first and second class Spirit of Progress car ABS 1, in October 1972 reverted to AS 1, in June 1983 converted to a combined sitting accommodation and a mini refreshment service as BRS type BRS 3, then in September 1985 renumbered to BRS 223. Sold to West Coast Railway mid 1990s, converted to crew car after 2005.
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070531 97094 viewsParkeston, Pacific National RZAY type crew accommodation car RZAY 985 on train 4PM6 was built by Comeng NSW as an ARJ type stainless steel air conditioned first class roomette sleeping car ARJ 285 in 1972. Allocated to the Indian Pacific Joint Stock in 1974 and renumbered to ARJ 985, sold to National Rail and converted to crew car in 1997 by AN Port Augusta Workshops.
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160526 53424 viewsWest Kalgoorlie, SCT train 3MP9 operating from Melbourne to Perth, ABSY type van ABSY 4499, one of a batch of fifty made by Comeng WA as VFX type 75' covered vans 1977, recoded to ABFX type, seen here with the silver corrugated roof fitted when Gemco WA upgraded it to ABSY type.
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160526 53434 viewsWest Kalgoorlie, SCT train 3MP9 operating from Melbourne to Perth, PBGY type covered van PBGY 0073 Multi-Freighter, one of eighty two waggons built by Queensland Rail Redbank Workshops in 2005.
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160526 53614 viewsWest Kalgoorlie, SCT train 3MP9 operating from Melbourne to Perth, originally built by Victorian Railways Newport Workshops in 1975 as one of twenty five FCF type 'Jumbo' Container Flat waggons built, PQDY 20 still in Freight Australia green livery loaded with two 40' SCT reefer units SCTR 120 and SCTR 102.
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160526 53674 viewsWest Kalgoorlie, SCT train 3MP9 operating from Melbourne to Perth, ABSY type ABSY 3121 covered van, originally built by Comeng WA in 1977 for Commonwealth Railways as VFX type, recoded to ABFX and RBFX to SCT as ABFY before conversion by Gemco WA to ABSY in 2004/05.
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160527 55484 viewsBlamey crossing loop at the 1692 km, SCT train 5PM9 operating from Perth to Melbourne, Gemco WA built forty of these PQIY type 80' container flat waggons in 2009, PQIY 0007 loaded with two SCT 40' reefer units SCTR 010 and SCTR 015.
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160527 55504 viewsBlamey crossing loop at the 1692 km, SCT train 5PM9 operating from Perth to Melbourne, ARFY type ARFY 2220 refrigerated van with a Ballarat built Maxi-CUBE fibreglass body that has been fitted to a Comeng Victoria 1971 built RO type flat waggon that was in service with Commonwealth Railways and recoded though ROX - AQOX - RQOY codes before conversion.
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160530 91284 viewsParkeston, SCT train 1PM9 operates mostly empty from Perth to Melbourne, ARFY type ARFY 2222 refrigerated van with a Ballarat built Maxi-CUBE body mounted on an original Commonwealth Railways ROX container waggon built by Comeng Victoria in 1971, recoded to AQOX and RQOY before having the Maxi-CUBE refrigerated body added circa 1998 for SCT service.
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160530 91294 viewsParkeston, SCT train 1PM9 operates mostly empty from Perth to Melbourne, ARBY type ARBY 2465 refrigerated van, originally built by Mechanical Handling Ltd SA in 1971 as a VFX type covered van for Commonwealth Railways, recoded to ABFX and converted from ABFY by Gemco WA in 2004/05 to ARBY.
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