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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Mururi -- JRA 1 -- RZEY 1

Mururi, BM 259, PCO 2 JTA 3, and a JRA on 6.1.1999

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

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

See also: Mururi (BJ 5).

13.4.1950Entered service named Mururi. [rrc]
29.9.1970Converted from independant to head-end power. [rrc]
30.3.1972Car reentered service after being repaired as a result of derailment at Bungaree [sar 596/69]
10.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "MURU  J" 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 "MURU  J" 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-1".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "MURU  J" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
22.07.1987TIMS/WMS: Reclassified from passenger car "MURU  J" to passenger car "JRA 1 M".
1992Loaned to V/LINE for use on the Vinelander service.
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JRA 1 M" 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 "JRA 1 M" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
26.07.1995TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JRA 1 M" as having repair "scrapped".
12.1995Written off and Sold to "International Development Services".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JRA 1 M" 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 MURURI"
6.1998Sold to West Coast Railway.
5.8.1998Transferred from Adelaide to Melbourne on standard gauge.
3.2004Offered for Sale by Tender along with a large number of vehicles owned by West Coast Railway.
2004Sold to Australian Loco & Railway Carriage Company [cp 1.2005].
11.2007Registered for traffic after conversion to crew car "RZEY 1" by BlueBird Rail Operations[artc]