"Alexandra" -- V.R. State Car No.2 -- "Melville"Comrails Logo

Alexandra -- V.R. State Car No.2 -- Melville

31.3.1986 Melville car Spencer street

Built at Newport in 1901 as No. 2 State car called "Alexandra", 50ft.2in. over body, seating 16 passengers and fitted with buffet and store. Altered in 1919 to "Melville" and fitted with open platforms. It was stored at Newport after WWII until 1952 when converted to power car for staff and press car in 1954 Royal Tour. 14<sup>th</sup> October 1985,Carriage <em>Melville</em> Ballarat

It is generally used to supply power to No.5 State car for air conditioning and cooking purposes when the vehicle is docked during vice-regal and other VIP tours.

30.4.1901Entered service as State Car No.2 "Alexandra".
13.10.1919Named "Melville", and fitted with open platforms.
1952Converted to power car.
13.3.1961Damaged when Spirit of Progress collided with a special at Seymour.
1990Stored at Newport.
-Preserved with the Seymour Group.
2017Reallocated to "Mornington Railway Preservation Society".
17.6.2017Move from "Seymour to Newport".