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16.3.1997 Keswick - Overland - Economy lettering Second class sitting car interior as originally built

The interior of the carriage was fitted throughout with reclining seating. Toilet facilities were provided at the ends.

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BJ 1

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
5.1952Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
2.1971Converted to "1 RBJ".

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Sitting car 2 BJ as originally built

BJ 2

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
27.6.1952Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
2.1971Converted to "2 RBJ".

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BJ 3

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
26.8.1952Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
4.10.1970Converted to head-end power.
6.1971Converted to "3 RBJ".

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16.3.1997 Keswick - Overland - 4BJ lettering

BJ 4

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
29.9.1952Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
4.10.1970Converted to head-end power.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 4 M" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 4 M" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 4 M" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 4 M" alteration: "modify air conditioning intake filters and frames (primary and secondary) on stainless steel and carbon steel passenger cars. (RS4213)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 4 M" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 4 M" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 4 M" alteration: "replace existing exhaust chokes on 132 no. "Ghan" "Trans-Australian" "Overland", "SS" & "SSA" cars to improve train handling. All std cars to be fitted with exhaust chokes to wh p/no. 2483 & the 3 no. relay braked cars are to be fitted with wh p/no. c-12740 exhaust chokes . this modification will increase brake cylinder exhaust timings from 6-9 secs to 26-28 secs. (RS4603)".
17.06.1991TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 4 M" as having repair "wheel set".
6.1995To standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 4 M" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"46.2tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$37320"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-9"
Date Built:"29.09.1952"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"COACH ECON.CL.;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"PBME"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
13.11.2006Sent to Victoria for refurbishment [rpf].
4.5.2007Entered service refurbished as "Red Premium" car.

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BJ 5 at Keswick on 9.2.1999

BJ 5 -- Mururi

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
14.4.1960Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
4.10.1970Converted to head-end power.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 5 V" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 5 V" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 5 V" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 5 V" alteration: "modify air conditioning intake filters and frames (primary and secondary) on stainless steel and carbon steel passenger cars. (RS4213)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 5 V" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
09.11.1989TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 5 V" as having repair "wheel set".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 5 V" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
29.04.1991TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 5 V" as having repair "wheel set".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 5 V" alteration: "replace existing exhaust chokes on 132 no. "Ghan" "Trans-Australian" "Overland", "SS" & "SSA" cars to improve train handling. All std cars to be fitted with exhaust chokes to wh p/no. 2483 & the 3 no. relay braked cars are to be fitted with wh p/no. c-12740 exhaust chokes . this modification will increase brake cylinder exhaust timings from 6-9 secs to 26-28 secs. (RS4603)".
27.11.1991TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 5 V" as having repair "wheel set".
6.1995To standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 5 V" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"44.3tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$47690"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-9"
Date Built:"14.04.1960"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"COACH ECON.CL.;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"PBME"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
2.2.1999At Keswick painted grey, no lettering yet applied to car.
9.2.1999At Keswick fitted with new style "Overland" logos and named Mururi.
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
4.5.2007Entered service refurbished as "Red Premium" car.

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Second class sitting car interior as originally built

BJ 6 -- Nankuri

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
27.5.1960Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
27.9.1970Converted to head-end power.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 6 H" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 6 H" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 6 H" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 6 H" alteration: "modify air conditioning intake filters and frames (primary and secondary) on stainless steel and carbon steel passenger cars. (RS4213)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 6 H" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
13.11.1989TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 6 H" as having repair "wheel set".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 6 H" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 6 H" alteration: "replace existing exhaust chokes on 132 no. "Ghan" "Trans-Australian" "Overland", "SS" & "SSA" cars to improve train handling. All std cars to be fitted with exhaust chokes to wh p/no. 2483 & the 3 no. relay braked cars are to be fitted with wh p/no. c-12740 exhaust chokes . this modification will increase brake cylinder exhaust timings from 6-9 secs to 26-28 secs. (RS4603)".
25.07.1991TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 6 H" as having repair "wheel set".
6.1995To standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 6 H" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"45.2tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$47690"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-9"
Date Built:"27.05.1960"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"COACH ECON.CL.;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"PBME"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
31.3.1999At Keswick painted grey, no lettering yet applied to car.
23.4.1999At Keswick fitted with new style "Overland" logos, new roof and named Nankuri.
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
12.7.2006Sent to Victoria for refurbishment [rpf].
20.4.2007Sent from Ballarat to Melbourne [rpf]
22.4.2007Sent from Melbourne to Keswick [pmi]
4.5.2007Entered service refurbished as "Red Standard" car.

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BJ 5, BJ 7 and Allambi at Keswick on 9.2.1999

BJ 7 -- Purpawi -- Purwapi

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
2.5.1966Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
21.9.1970Converted to head-end power.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 7 Q" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 7 Q" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 7 Q" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 7 Q" alteration: "modify air conditioning intake filters and frames (primary and secondary) on stainless steel and carbon steel passenger cars. (RS4213)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 7 Q" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
18.09.1989TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 7 Q" as having repair "wheel set".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 7 Q" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 7 Q" alteration: "replace existing exhaust chokes on 132 no. "Ghan" "Trans-Australian" "Overland", "SS" & "SSA" cars to improve train handling. All std cars to be fitted with exhaust chokes to wh p/no. 2483 & the 3 no. relay braked cars are to be fitted with wh p/no. c-12740 exhaust chokes . this modification will increase brake cylinder exhaust timings from 6-9 secs to 26-28 secs. (RS4603)".
6.1995To standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 7 Q" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"48.7tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$57520"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-9"
Date Built:"02.05.1966"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"COACH ECON.CL.;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"PBME"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
2.2.1999At Keswick painted grey, no lettering yet applied to car.
9.2.1999At Keswick fitted with new style "Overland" logos and named Purpawi.
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
by 3.2003Relettered Purwapi.

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BJ 8 -- Mokai -- ADFY 1

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
30.5.1966Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
21.9.1970Converted to head-end power.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 8 C" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 8 C" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 8 C" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 8 C" alteration: "modify air conditioning intake filters and frames (primary and secondary) on stainless steel and carbon steel passenger cars. (RS4213)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 8 C" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
13.11.1989TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 8 C" as having repair "wheel set".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 8 C" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 8 C" alteration: "replace existing exhaust chokes on 132 no. "Ghan" "Trans-Australian" "Overland", "SS" & "SSA" cars to improve train handling. All std cars to be fitted with exhaust chokes to wh p/no. 2483 & the 3 no. relay braked cars are to be fitted with wh p/no. c-12740 exhaust chokes . this modification will increase brake cylinder exhaust timings from 6-9 secs to 26-28 secs. (RS4603)".
6.1995To standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 8 C" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"48.5tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$57520"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-9"
Date Built:"30.05.1966"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"COACH ECON.CL.;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"PBME"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
2000Repainted silver without name boards.
by 11.2000Named Mokai.
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
by 2007Retention toilets fitted. This involved the male toilets being fitted into the former ladies toilet, and the ladies toilet being relocated in the former powder room. The original male toilets was converted into showers for use when the car is on Ghan/IP services.[pmi]
7.2011Sold to "GWA" for conversion to the crew car
31.8.2011Sent to Western Australia for rebuilding
-Entered service as crew car "ADFY 1"

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BJ 9 -- Chalaki -- Kildalai

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
26.8.1968Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
6.10.1970Converted to head-end power.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 9 L" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 9 L" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 9 L" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 9 L" alteration: "modify air conditioning intake filters and frames (primary and secondary) on stainless steel and carbon steel passenger cars. (RS4213)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 9 L" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 9 L" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
14.01.1991TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 9 L" as having repair "wheel set".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 9 L" alteration: "replace existing exhaust chokes on 132 no. "Ghan" "Trans-Australian" "Overland", "SS" & "SSA" cars to improve train handling. All std cars to be fitted with exhaust chokes to wh p/no. 2483 & the 3 no. relay braked cars are to be fitted with wh p/no. c-12740 exhaust chokes . this modification will increase brake cylinder exhaust timings from 6-9 secs to 26-28 secs. (RS4603)".
21.07.1992TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 9 L" as having repair "wheel set".
6.1995To standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 9 L" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"45.2tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$62200"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-10"
Date Built:"26.08.1968"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"COACH ECON.CL.;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"PBME"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
23.4.1999At Keswick fitted with new style "Overland" logos and named Chalaki.
2000Renamed Kildalai after former sleeper Kuldalai (got the spelling wrong).
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
13.11.2006Sent to Victoria for refurbishment [rpf].

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18.11.2001 Keswick - Interior BJ 10

BJ 10 -- Tarkinji

joint stock second class sitting car for use on "The Overland".
19.9.1968Issued to service as second class joint stock saloon.
21.9.1970Converted to head-end power.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 10 H" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 10 H" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 10 H" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 10 H" alteration: "modify air conditioning intake filters and frames (primary and secondary) on stainless steel and carbon steel passenger cars. (RS4213)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 10 H" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 10 H" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "BJ 10 H" alteration: "replace existing exhaust chokes on 132 no. "Ghan" "Trans-Australian" "Overland", "SS" & "SSA" cars to improve train handling. All std cars to be fitted with exhaust chokes to wh p/no. 2483 & the 3 no. relay braked cars are to be fitted with wh p/no. c-12740 exhaust chokes . this modification will increase brake cylinder exhaust timings from 6-9 secs to 26-28 secs. (RS4603)".
6.1995To standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "BJ 10 H" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"49.1tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$62200"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-10"
Date Built:"19.09.1968"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"COACH ECON.CL.;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"PBME"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
2000Repainted silver without name boards.
by 11.2000Named Tarkinji.
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
12.7.2006Sent to Victoria for refurbishment [rpf].
20.4.2007Sent from Ballarat to Melbourne [rpf]
22.4.2007Sent from Melbourne to Keswick [rpf]
4.5.2007Entered service refurbished as "Red Standard" car.

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