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Stainless steel brake vans, built by Commonwealth Engineering.

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NBHR 96 -- AVJY 399

July 2002 - Brake van NBHR 96 NHBR 96 at Spencer Junction 25.6.1998

Stainless steel brake van, built by Commonwealth Engineering.

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13.6.1973Entered service as "NBHR 96" on the North Australia Railway.
1977Transferred from North Australia Railway to Central Australia Railway.
1981Following closure of Central Australia Railway sent to Gladstone SA and fitted with chopper couplings.
1989Transferred from Gladstone to Port Augusta to be converted to standard gauge and recoded "AVJY 399".
1996In Spencer Junction yard, accident damaged, still coded "NBHR 96", on transfer bogies and still fitted with chopper couplings.
-Transferred from Port Augusta to Altona by rail.[rpf]
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NBHR 97 -- AVJY/AZTP 400

AZTP 400 at Islington Workshops in December 1998 AZTP 400 at Islington Workshops on 17.11.1998

Stainless steel brake van, built by Commonwealth Engineering.
1.6.1973Entered service as "NBHR 97" on the North Australia Railway.
4.1977Transferred from North Australia Railway to Central Australia Railway.
15.3.1983Transferred to standard gauge and recoded "AVJY 400".
5.1987Converted to "AZTP" Technical Service Research car, which contains electronic equipment that records vibrations caused by track and bogie interaction.
1.7.1998To Australian Rail Track Corporation.
6.4.1999Used on the Australian Rail Track Corporation corrugation test train.
6.2011Expression of Interest called for disposal of vehicle.

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