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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Nankuri -- JRA 3

V&SAR Joint Stock corten steel roomette sleeping car Nankuri 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, Mururi, Nomuldi, Paiti, Purpawi, Tantini, Tarkinji, Tawarri, Weroni, Yankai, Yanni.

1.4.1955Entered service. [rrc]
23.9.1970Converted from independant to head-end power. [rrc]
10.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "NANK  K" 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 "NANK  K" 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-3".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "NANK  K" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "NANK  K" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
26.11.1987TIMS/WMS: Reclassified from passenger car "NANK  K" to passenger car "JRA 3 H".
1992Place in storage in Victoria.
18.12.1995TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JRA 3 H" as having repair "scrapped".
12.1995Written off and Sold to "International Development Services".
-Sold to West Coast Railway.
12.5.1998Moved to Ballarat.
3.2004Offered for Sale by Tender along with a large number of vehicles owned by West Coast Railway. On Harris Trailer Bogies. No brakes/
2004Sold to Australian Loco & Railway Carriage Company [cp 1.2005].
2004Sold to Geelong based "Rail Experience". [cp 1.2005].
-Moved to South Geelong, Victoria.
2012Moved to Newport Workshops.
8.8.2015Badly damaged by fire.