"Pekina" - Sleeping Car No. 9 - V&SAR Joint Stock Wooden Sleeping CarComrails Logo

V&SAR Joint Stock Wooden Sleeping Car

12.6.1986 Pekina car Spencer street station

Pekina -- Sleeping Car 9

V&SAR Joint stock wooden sleeping car Pekina was built at the Victorian Railways Newport Workshops for use on The Overland.

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

2.9.1919Entered service.
6.1936Auto couplers fitted.
27.6.1969South Australian Railway equity brought by Victorian Railways.
15.9.1969Altered to "Sleeping car No. 9".
6.1986Being used on the "Train of Knowledge". Fitted with 4 wheel roller bearing bogies.
1990Withdrawn and allocated to AREA.
1997-98Allocated to Syemour Rail Heritage Centre.
2017Reallocated to "The Overland Museum".
17.6.2017Moved from "Seymour to Newport".
6.12.2016Moved to "Overland Museum" Kaniva by road.