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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

6.1.1991,Keswick Chalaki car

Chalaki -- JRA 2 -- QCAY 2

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

See also V&SAR sleeping cars: Allambi, Dorai, Juki, Kuldalai, Malkari, Mokai, Mururi, Nankuri, Nomuldi, Paiti, Purpawi, Tantini, Tarkinji, Tawarri, Weroni, Yankai, Yanni.

10.6.1950Entered service. [rrc]
29.9.1970Converted from independant to head-end power. [rrc]
10.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "CHAL  B" alteration complete: "remove retaining cup & glass clips and plate pegs from cupboards in conductor"s compartment. "overland" joint stock cars. (RS4172)".
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "CHAL  B" 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 "JRA-2".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "CHAL  B" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JRA 2 V" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
26.07.1995TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JRA 2 V" as having repair "scrapped".
26.07.1995TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JRA 2 V" as having repair "scrapped".
12.1995Written off and Sold to "International Development Services".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JRA 2 V" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN & VLINE"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"52tonne"
Current Gauge:"Broad"
Gauge Restrictions:"B"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Date Built:"01.01.1950"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"Roomette 1st Class. Named CHALAKI"
-Sold to "Barry Martin" (Blue Bird Rail).
12.1999Re-entered service after conversion to crew car for use by Australia Southern Railway. Several compartment were removed, being replaced by a kitchen and lounge area. The carriage was painted orange.
5.2008Painted "QRN" Maroon and Yellow and fitted with "QRN" name board. Coded "QCAY 2"[rpf]