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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Weroni No.1 -- Sleeping Car 13 -- SJ 283

Sleeping car Weroni as built 1950 SJ283 taken in 1998 at Newport workshops

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

This vehicle was sold to the Victorian Railways in 1972 when a replacement vehicle was constructed and given the same name.

See also V&SAR sleeping cars: Allambi, Chalaki, Dorai, Juki, Kuldalai, Malkari, Mokai, Mururi, Nankuri, Nomuldi, Paiti, Purpawi, Tantini, Tarkinji, Tawarri, Weroni No.2, Yankai, Yanni.

4.1.1999,VR sleepers SJ281 and SJ283 in East Block Newport
20.11.1950Entered service.
9.10.1970Converted from independant to head-end power.
22.5.1972Sent to Newport Workshops to be repainted Blue recoded sleeper No. 13. [sar 596/69]
25.5.1972As a replacement car had been built, this vehicle was sold to V.R..
1.8.1972Returned to service on the "The Overland", ex Melbourne to Adelaide, due to an Airway strike from 31.7.1972 to 3.8.1972. [sar 596/69]
2.8.1972Returned to Melbourne. [sar 596/69]
4.12.1971Painted Blue for use on the new "Vinelander" service.
-Recoded "SJ 283".
-Repainted V/LINE orange.
1993Placed into storage at Newport Workshops
2010Allocated to "Steamrail Victoria".