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BRP Second Class Sleeping Cars

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Car Barn interior circa 1917 Interior of "BRP" sleeper set for day use, circa 1917

"Meadowbank Manufacturing Co of Sydney, NSW.", who had been contracted to build ten ARP class sleeping cars, were also contracted to build two second class bodies.

These car bodies were placed on underframes supplied by "Westralia IronworkS" on rails at Fremantle for Kalgoorlie; and "Barbat and SonS", delivered at Port Augusta.

See also:
ABP 3 ABP 6 ABP 7

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Interior sleeping compartment - second class set up for night, circa 1917

BRP/BRC 18

Second class wooden sleeping car with clerestory roof. Delivered to form part of the original East-West Consist as "BRP", built by "Meadowbank" on a supplied underframe previously used for Kalgoorlie construction train office car.
24.11.1917Entered service.
5.12.1958Converted to "BRC" when electric vans were fitted and a head end power bypass.
21.9.1977Written off.

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c.1917,Port Augusta Car Barn - HR + ARP13 + BRP19 Interior sleeping compartment - second class set up for day, circa 1917

BRP 19 -- R 2603

Second class wooden sleeping car with clerestory roof. Delivered to form part of the original East-West Consist as "BRP", built by "Meadowbank" on a supplied underframe previously used for Kalgoorlie construction train passenger car No.1.
30.5.1918Entered service.
12.3.1959End compartment (No.1-4) fitted with kitchen for semi driver accomodation.
27.6.1975Written off.
7.7.1977Underframe converted to a flat wagon and fitted with a camp unit, recoded "R 2603".
-Fitted with camp unit huts "S 134" and "S 135"[blc]

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