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DA 52

DA 52 circa 1930 DA 52 circa 1930

Wooden turtle back roofed dining car, built by the Commonwealth Railways at its Port Augusta Workshops.


Built by the Commonwealth Railways Port Augusta Workshops, entered service as "DA" class dining car, being 76ft. 7in. over body, 55T and dine 48 passengers.

21.7.1930Entered service.
8.6.1939Fitted with Carrier's air conditioning.
6.9.1951General overhaul.
31.3.1954Head end power and painted maroon.
12.12.1963Repainted and fitted with BK high speed bogies.
8.9.1967Renewed exterior sheathing and roof canvas.
4.9.1975New air reservor fitted.
22.8.1980Repairs after collision at Kulgera.
31.3.1981Converted to "XDA" for accident train use.
19.8.1987Stored at Port Augusta.
25.3.1987Moved to the Port Pirie car barn.
9.1995Offered to Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
20.12.1995Transferred to Port Dock.