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These combination power car and brake vans were constructed at the Islington workshops of the South Australian Railways. They had a load capacity of 10 tons, cubic capacity 1375 cu.ft and a fuel tank of 500 gallons.

The engine compartment, at "A" end, being 37½' long and housed two 162.5 KVA alternating sets. The external roof section above this compartment had been partially cut away to house the exhaust mufflers.

A 10 ton capacity baggage compartment at the "B" end, included four hinged shelves, 2 linen cabinets and 2 dog boxes with outside doors. The central compartment was the technicians compartment which included a work bench, fire protection equipment, a locker and seat. Next to this was a fully equipped guards compartment.

These vans were withdrawn in 1990 due to "The Overland" being hauled by an "N" class locomotive that contained a built in power generator.

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PCJ 491 6.02.2002

PCO 1 -- PCJ 1 -- PCJ 491

Combination power car and brake vans for use on "The Overland".
18.9.1970Issued to service. [rrc]
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: wagon "PCO 1 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: wagon "PCO 1 H" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: wagon "PCO 1 H" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
1992Ownership transferred to V/LINE. Recoded "PCJ 1".
-Recoded "PCJ 491".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "PCO 1 H" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"D"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"56.9tonne"
Current Gauge:"Broad"
Gauge Restrictions:"B"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$55170"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB B-2"
Date Built:"18.09.1964"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"general"
Remarks:"POWER BRAKE VAN;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"BBML"

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9.3.1986 Overland 2PCO Power car Keswick

PCO 2

Combination power car and brake vans for use on "The Overland".
18.9.1970Issued to service. [rrc]
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: wagon "PCO 2 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: wagon "PCO 2 Q" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: wagon "PCO 2 Q" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
1992Ownership transferred to Australian National.
08.10.1995TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "PCO 2 Q" as having repair "vehicle scrapped".
12.1995Written off and Sold.
6.1998Sold to West Coast Railway.
30.6.1998Moved from Islington to Melbourne.
7.7.1998Move from Melbourne to West Coast depot Ballarat.

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PCO 3 -  November 2000

PCO 3 -- PCJ 492

Combination power car and brake vans for use on "The Overland".
22.9.1970Issued to service. [rrc]
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: wagon "PCO 3 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: wagon "PCO 3 C" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: wagon "PCO 3 C" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
1992Ownership transferred to V/LINE. Recoded "PCJ".
-Recoded "PCJ 492".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "PCO 3 C" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"D"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"57.5tonne"
Current Gauge:"Broad"
Gauge Restrictions:"B"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$55170"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB B-2"
Date Built:"22.09.1970"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"general"
Remarks:"POWER BRAKE VAN;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"BBML"

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23.4.2002 Keswick - PCO 4 Paiti 23.4.2002 Keswick - PCO 4 Paiti

PCO 4 -- Paite

Combination power car and brake vans for use on "The Overland".
27.10.1970Issued to service. [rrc]
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: wagon "PCO 4 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: wagon "PCO 4 L" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: wagon "PCO 4 L" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
1992Ownership transferred to Australian National.
22.4.1993Issued to service in "Explorer" colour scheme (blue and yellow).
01.03.1994TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "PCO 4 L" as having repair "vehicle complete".
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
1.11.1997Returned to service on "The Overland".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows wagon "PCO 4 L" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"D"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"56.9tonne"
Current Gauge:"Broad"
Gauge Restrictions:"B"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$55170"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB B-2"
Date Built:"27.10.1970"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"general"
Remarks:"POWER BRAKE VAN;JOINT STOCK AN-V/LINE"
BSG Code:"BBML"
11.11.1997Converted from broad gauge to standard gauge.
5.1998Painted all over grey.
by 19.10.2000Named Paite after original sleeper Paiti
2.2007On return from at refit at Bluebird Engineering, the car had the following changes undertaken - repaint: gloss silver body, and gloss black underframe. Plating over of dog box, removal of toilet, and guards facilities. The car no-longer is named, nor does it carry any train name plate. It has also had two new gen sets fitted, and a complete internal refit. The baggage doors have been replaced with a two piece - fold out door, rather than the conventional sliding door. The guards compatment door has also been replaced with a one-piece rather than the barn door type originally fitted[pmi]

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