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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Allambi No.1 -- Sleeping Car 11 -- SJ 281

V&SAR Joint Stock corten steel roomette sleeping car Allambi was built at the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops for use on "The Overland".

This vehicle was sold to the Victorian Railways in 1972 when a replacement vehicle was constructed and given the same name.

See also V&SAR sleeping cars: Allambi No.2, Chalaki, Dorai, Juki, Kuldalai, Malkari, Mokai, Mururi, Nankuri, Nomuldi, Paiti, Purpawi, Tantini, Tarkinji, Tawarri, Weroni, Yankai, Yanni.

4.1.1999,VR sleepers SJ281 and SJ283 in East Block Newport 20.3.2010,NRM - shunt - Allambi
9.12.1949Entered service named Allambi.
21.10.1970Converted from independant to head-end power.
1.6.1972As a replacement car had been built, this vehicle was sold to V.R..
31.5.1972Sent to Newport Workshops to be repainted Blue recoded sleeper No. 11. [sar 596/69]
2.8.1972Returned to service on the "The Overland", ex Melbourne to Adelaide, due to an Airway strike from 31.7.1972 to 3.8.1972. [sar 596/69]
3.8.1972Returned to Melbourne. [sar 596/69]
1.8.1972On the new "Vinelander" service.
-Recoded "SJ 281".
-Repainted V/LINE orange.
1993Placed into storage at Newport Workshops
2008Given to the NRM by VicTrack
28.11.2008Arrived at NRM Port Adeliade by road ex Newport Melbourne