"Allambi" - V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping CarComrails Logo

V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

BJ 5, BJ 7 and Allambi at Keswick on 9.2.1999

Allambi No.2 -- JRB 1

V&SAR Joint Stock corten steel roomette sleeping car Allambi was built at the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops as a replacement vehicle for an existing V&SAR Joint Stock car of the same name.

See also V&SAR sleeping cars: Allambi No.1, Chalaki, Dorai, Juki, Kuldalai, Malkari, Mokai, Mururi, Nankuri, Nomuldi, Paiti, Purpawi, Tantini, Tarkinji, Tawarri, Weroni, Yankai, Yanni.

4.8.1972Entered service as Allambi, a replacement for the original car of the same name. [rrc]
10.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "ALLA  T" alteration complete: "remove retaining cup & glass clips and plate pegs from cupboards in conductors compartment. "overland" joint stock cars. (RS4172)".
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "ALLA  T" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
1987Given the computer code "JRB-1".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "ALLA  T" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
25.03.1987TIMS/WMS: Reclassified from passenger car "ALLA  T" to passenger car "JRB 1 P".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JRB 1 P" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JRB 1 P" alteration: "modify air conditioning intake filters and frames (primary and secondary) on stainless steel and carbon steel passenger cars. (RS4213)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JRB 1 P" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JRB 1 P" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JRB 1 P" alteration: "replace existing exhaust chokes on 132 no. "Ghan" "Trans-Australian" "Overland", "SS" & "SSA" cars to improve train handling. All std cars to be fitted with exhaust chokes to wh p/no. 2483 & the 3 no. relay braked cars are to be fitted with wh p/no. c-12740 exhaust chokes . this modification will increase brake cylinder exhaust timings from 6-9 secs to 26-28 secs. (RS4603)".
28.2.1996Converted from broad gauge to standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JRB 1 P" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"47tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$93830"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-1"
Date Built:"04.08.1972"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"Roomette;J.S. AN-V/L;Named "ALLAMBI"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
2.2.1999At Keswick painted grey, no lettering yet applied to car.
9.2.1999At Keswick fitted with new style "Overland" logos.
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
2010Possible sold to Pacific National for use as a crew car.