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NSS 34 -- Special Service Car No.3

NSS 34 at Port Augusta, circa 1930

Special Services car, built at the Port Augusta Workshops. Known as "Special Service Car No.3", it was used on the Central Australia Railway. It was fitted out with sleeping accomodation from eight in two berth compartments. Special features included an observation saloon, bathroom and kitchen (hot and cold water service), dining saloon for 8, sleeping compartments fitted with wardrobes and folding washbasins.

NSS 34 sleeping compartment

The interior was lined with "Fumed Oak", ceilings and bathroom lining of "SundealA", Decolite floor. Stones train lighting and water raising equipment was fitted.

A deep grid centre sill type underframe was used.

20.4.1929Entered service.
1942-44Used on Ambulance Train No.9.
15.8.1952Auto couplers fitted.
3.7.1962Bathroom fitted with laminex and converted to shower.
5.3.1965LP gas stove and fridge.
1979Made available to Pichi Richi Railway from Australian National on permanent loan.
1996Sold to Pichi Richi Railway.