"Coliban" - Sleeping Car No. 7 - V&SAR Joint Stock Wooden Sleeping CarComrails Logo

V&SAR Joint Stock Wooden Sleeping Car

Coliban -- Sleeping Car 7

16.10.1992 Keswick - Coliban car - saloon with new carpet Coliban in Newport Workshop on 4.1.1999

V&SAR Joint stock wooden sleeping car Coliban was built at the Victorian Railways Newport Workshops (by contractors Fowler, Nathan and party) for use on "The Overland".

See also V&SAR sleeping cars: Acheron, Angas, Baderloo, Barwon, Dargo, Finniss, Glenelg, Inman, Loddon, Onkaparinga, Pekina, Tambo, Torrens.

22.8.1923Entered service.
6.1936Auto couplers fitted.
7.9.1951Damaged in "The Overland" head on crash at Serviceton when a bulk mail van telescoped into it.
27.6.1969South Australian Railways equity brought by Victorian Railways.
15.9.1969Altered to "Sleeping car No. 7".
1984Fitted with Spirit of Progress bogies.
6.1986Being used on the "Train of Knowledge".
1.2.1990Withdrawn and purchased by SteamRanger (Australian Railway Historial Society SA Division).
-Painted green and cream. This colour scheme was new to the car being based on SteamRangers corporate colours.
1996Sold to SteamRail Victoria.