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South Australia Railways CD type vans - AVCY Goods Brake Van

CD Class Steel Vans

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1.3.1987 Keswick Jubilee Trade Train Eleven CD stainless steel passenger brake vans were constructed at Islington workshops in 1965 for use on the broad gauge lines. The first of these brake vans underwent trials in mid May and by the end of July, five had been placed in traffic. They were used on passenger trains between Adelaide and Port Pirie and also on the Blue Lake to Mount Gambier. The first traffic run of a "CD" was to Port Pirie on No.511 East West Express on June 10, whilst the first working of a "CD" to Mount Gambier arrived there on July 5.

11.3.1986 Jubilee Trade Train Adelaide These maroon and silver brake vans externally match the "D" type air conditioned coaches. Mounted on two four-wheel bogies, the "CD" van is 72 foot 3 inch long over coupling points, has a width of 9 feet 9 inch, and a maximum height of 14 foot. Tare weight is just under 39 tons, while the rated loaded weight is 64 tons. The three baggage compartments measure 23 feet 2½ inch (10 tons capacity), 20 feet 11¼ inch (8 tons) and 15 feet 2½ inch (7 tons) respectively, while sliding doors are provided on both sides of each compartments to allow ready access from station platforms. Hinged shelves are fitted in each compartments, and a portion of the floor of the centre compartment is designed for the carriage of fish traffic.

1.3.1987 Keswick Jubilee Trade Train Situated at one end of the van is the Guard's compartment 8 feet 9 inch in length and extending the width of the van. Stable type doors on either side provide access from platforms. Periscopes on the van roof above this compartment enable the guard to view along the length of the train whilst seated at his desk. Under the floor, a 47 gallon capacity water tank supplies water for the toilet and wash basin. Concertinas at each end ensure maximum protection for traffic staff required to walk to adjoining cars.

A further three vans were built for use on standard gauge. These were coded as "SCD". They were originally numbered CD 12-14 and stored at Islington workshops on broad gauge shop trucks after being completed by May 1967. By the time they entered service, three years later in January 1970, they had been renumbered SCD 1-3.

See also: AD type carriages and BD type carriages.

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CD 1 -- AVCY 1

Steel passenger brake van.
6.1965Entered service.
5.1987Stored at Islington, still painted maroon with SAR on the side.
10.11.1990TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 1 C" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
7.1993Written off, and scrapped.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 1 C" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN"
Operator:"D"
Length Over Headstocks:"21m"
Tare Weight:"39.5tonne"
Current Gauge:"Broad"
Gauge Restrictions:"B"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$51140"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB B-7"
Date Built:"18.06.1965"
Operating System:"AN"
Intended Use:"general"
Remarks:"W/O 10.11.90;STORED ISL. WORKS"
BSG Code:"DBVZ"

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1.1.1988,Keswick CD2

CD 2 -- AVCY/AVCP 2

Steel passenger brake van.
7.1965Entered service.
07.12.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 2 L" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
07.12.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 2 V" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 2 L"
19.12.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 2 V" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
08.04.1994TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 2 V" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".TIMS/WMS:]

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CD 3 -- AVCY/AVCP 3

Steel passenger brake van.
6.1965Entered service.
-Loaned to V/LINE.
26.12.1988Return to Australian National.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 3 U" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 3 H" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 3 U"
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 3 H" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 3 H" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN"
Operator:"D"
Length Over Headstocks:"21m"
Tare Weight:"39.4tonne"
Current Gauge:"Broad"
Gauge Restrictions:"B"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$51140"
Run Restriction:"High Speed - Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB B-7"
Date Built:"10.06.1965"
Operating System:"AN"
Intended Use:"general"
Remarks:"W/O 01.08.92"
BSG Code:"DBVZ"

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CD 4 -- AVCY/AVCP 389

Steel passenger brake van.
7.1965Entered service as "CD 4".
15.10.1982Transferred to standard gauge.
18.11.1983Recoded "AVCY 389" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
1986Used on the Jubilee Trade Train. Painted silver blue roof and ends, red and yellow stripes at roof line each side.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 389 V" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 389 X" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 389 V"
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 389 X" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
21.12.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 389 X" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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CD 5 -- AVCY/AVCP 5

Steel passenger brake van.
7.1965Entered service.
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 5 P" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 5 C" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 5 P"
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 5 C" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
18.07.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 5 C" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

1.1.1986,Trade Train Keswick AVCY6

CD 6 -- AVCY/AVCP 6

Steel passenger brake van.
8.1965Entered service.
1986Used on the Jubilee Trade Train. Painted silver blue roof and ends, red and yellow stripes at roof line each side.
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 6 B" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 6 L" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 6 B"
21.07.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 6 L" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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31.3.1986,CD7 52AE Spencer street Geelong train

CD 7 -- AVCY/AVCP 7

Steel passenger brake van.
8.1965Entered service.
10.1977Fitted with gas heating.
-Loaned to V/LINE.
26.12.1988Return to Australian National.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 7 K" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 7 U" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 7 K"
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 7 U" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
18.07.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 7 U" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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CD 8 -- AVCY/AVCP 8

Steel passenger brake van.
8.1965Entered service.
1986Used on the Jubilee Trade Train. Painted silver blue roof and ends, red and yellow stripes at roof line each side.
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 8 T" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 8 G" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 8 T"
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 8 G" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
21.07.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 8 G" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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CD 9 -- AVCY/AVCP 9 -- AVCY 390

Steel passenger brake van.

Note: AN road number "390" was reserved for "CD 9", which was to be recoded "AVCY 390" when transferred to standard gauge but was written off 7.1993 without being recoded.
9.1965Entered service.
1986Used on the Jubilee Trade Train. Painted silver blue roof and ends, red and yellow stripes at roof line each side.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 9 F" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 9 P" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 9 F"
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 9 P" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
21.07.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 9 P" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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CD 10 -- AVCY/AVCP 391

Steel passenger brake van.
9.1965Entered service as "CD 10".
17.6.1985Recoded "AVCY 391" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
1986Used on the Jubilee Trade Train. Painted silver blue roof and ends, red and yellow stripes at roof line each side.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 391 D" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 391 N" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 391 D"
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 391 N" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
18.07.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 391 N" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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8.10.1996 Port Augusta - OWR 392 interior

CD 11 -- AVCY/OWR 392 -- RICE & TRACKS Car

Steel passenger brake van.
10.1965Entered service as "CD 11".
2.10.1982Transferred to standard gauge and recoded "AVCY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
1986Used on the Jubilee Trade Train. Painted silver blue roof and ends, red and yellow stripes at roof line each side.
14.02.1990Reclassified from wagon "AVCY 392 M" to wagon "OWR 392 T". [TIMS/WMS:]
1991Converted to "OWR" for RICE (Remote and Isloated Childrens Exercise) and TRAINS (Trans Australian Community Services) use.
-Internal fire damaged vehicle extensively/

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24.6.1993,Islington works - brake van AVCY378 painted blue

SCD 1 -- AVCY/AVCP 378

Steel passenger brake van.
5.1967Construction completed and stored at Islington on broad gauge bogies as "CD 12".
12.1.1970Entered service as "SCD 1" on standard gauge.
15.04.1981TIMS/WMS: wagon "SCD 1" alteration complete: "FITTING MARKER LIGHTS. (04s81)".
2.3.1983Recoded "AVCY 378 E" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 378 E" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
09.10.1991TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 378 Y" issued at location "Islington Works" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 378 E"
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 378 Y" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
24.6.1993At Islington painted blue and gold.
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
21.12.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 378 Y" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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17.7.1993,Gillman - SCD2 for Simms

SCD 2 -- AVCY 388

Steel passenger brake van.

Note: AN road number "388" was reserved for "SCD 2", which in 1988 was on broad gauge, for use as "V and ANR" Joint Stock relief. It was to be recoded "AVCY 388" when transferred to standard gauge but was written off 7.1993 without being recoded.
5.1967Construction completed and stored at Islington on broad gauge bogies as "CD 13".
1.1970Entered service as "SCD 2" on standard gauge.
8.1972Converted to broad gauge.
01.08.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "SCD 2 J" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
17.7.1993In gillman yard waiting for delivery to Simms scrap metal.
01.08.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "SCD 2 J" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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SCD 3 -- AVCY/AVCP 379

Steel passenger brake van.
5.1967Construction completed and stored at Islington on broad gauge bogies as "CD 14".
1.1970Entered service as "SCD 3".
16.1.1970Used on the first standard gauge passenger train Broken Hill to Peterborough.
8.1972Converted to broad gauge.
20.1.1981Transferred to standard gauge from broad gauge.
30.1.1981Recoded "AVCY 379 N" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
15.04.1981TIMS/WMS: wagon "SCD 3" alteration complete: "FITTING MARKER LIGHTS. (04s81)".
11.7.1990Stored at Port Pirie.
13.06.1990TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 379 N" as having repair "vehicle reclassify".
13.06.1990TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCY 379 N" as having repair "vehicle stencils".
13.06.1990TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 379 A" issued at location "Port Pirie" with a previous code of wagon "AVCY 379 N"
21.11.1992TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 379 A" as having repair "vehicle recommended condemn".
09.08.1993TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "AVCP 379 A" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".

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