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S.A.R. 350 and 450 Class Narrow Gauge Cars

350 and 450 Class

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Interior of narrow gauge car remodelled for the Peterborough Division For use between Terowie and Quorn, a number of cars were modernised. The work was carried out at Islington between 1949 and 1950. In order to describe them for seat reservation purposes, the cars were renumbered in 1953 to become 350-class (first class) and 450-class (second class).

The cars used had all originally been built as normal 36 foot long cars. The original longitudinal seating was replaced by updated transverse seating. For the 350-class cars, the lavatories were moved from the centre to end of the car, one either side of the door, while rotating and reclining seats were installed, three across the width of the car, with a off centre isle, providing accomodation for 22 passengers. Balanced windows replaced the drop type and an iced water fountain was fitted. The water tank was moved to one end of the car.

The 450-class were treated similarly to the 350-class, except that fixed tubular steel seats were fitted.



157 -- 350

First class lavatory carriage, 36 feet 1 inch in length, fitted with longitudinal seating.
28.6.1909Built Islington and issued to the Northern Division as first class car "157", seating 28 passengers.
1910Fitted with Westinghouse Brake System.
11.5.1944Involved in the Copley Accident.
1950Rebuilt as first class saloon seating 22 passengers.
1953Converted to "350".
8.7.1970Withdrawn.

161 -- 351

Second class lavatory carriage, 36 feet 1 inch in length, fitted with longitudinal seating.
3.4.1909Built Islington and issued to the Northern Division as "161".
-Shortly after being issued it was transferred to South Eastern division.
1910Fitted with Westinghouse Brake System.
1914Transferred to Northern division.
1950Rebuilt as first class saloon seating 22 passengers.
1953Converted to "351".
8.7.1970Withdrawn.

18<sup>th</sup> June 1993,Queenscliff - SAR Car 450

158 -- 450

First class lavatory carriage, 36 feet 1 inch in length, fitted with longitudinal seating.
7.1909Built Islington and issued to Northern division as first class car "158", seating 28 passengers.
1910Fitted with Westinghouse Brake System.
1950Rebuilt as second class saloon seating 22 passengers.
1953Converted to "450".
-Sold to Bellarine Peninsular Railway.
8.7.1970Withdrawn.
-Leased by the Geelong Steam Preservation Society at Queenscliffe to Adelaide River Heritage Centre who intend restoring the car.[th]

162 -- 451

Second class lavatory carriage, 36 feet 1 inch in length, fitted with longitudinal seating.
4.1909Built Islington, issued to the Northern Division as "162", seating 32 second class passengers.
-Transferred to South East shortly after being issued.
1910Fitted with Westinghouse Brake System.
1941Transferred to Northern division.
11.5.1944Involved in the Copley Accident.
1950Rebuilt as second class saloon seating 22 passengers.
1953Converted to "451".
8.7.1970Withdrawn.

163 -- 452

Second class lavatory carriage, 36 feet 1 inch in length, fitted with longitudinal seating.
between April-June 1909Built Islington, issued to the Northern Division as "163", seating 32 passengers.
1910Fitted with Westinghouse Brake System.
1950Rebuilt as second class saloon seating 22 passengers.
1953Converted to "452".
8.7.1970Withdrawn.

164 -- 453

Second class lavatory carriage, 36 feet 1 inch in length, fitted with longitudinal seating.
between April-June 1909Built Islington, issued to the Northern Division as "164", seating 32 passengers.
1910Fitted with Westinghouse Brake System.
11.5.1944Involved in the Copley Accident.
1950Rebuilt as second class saloon seating 22 passengers.
1953Converted to "453".
8.7.1970Withdrawn.

165 -- 454

Second class lavatory carriage, 36 feet 1 inch in length, fitted with longitudinal seating.
between April-June 1909Built Islington, issued to the Northern Division as "165", seating 32 passengers.
1910Fitted with Westinghouse Brake System.
11.5.1944Involved in the Copley Accident.
1950Rebuilt as second class saloon seating 22 passengers.
1953Converted to "454".
8.7.1970Withdrawn.

166 -- 455

Second class lavatory carriage, 36 feet 1 inch in length, fitted with longitudinal seating.
between April-June 1909Built Islington, issued to the Northern Div as "166", seating 32 passengers.
1910Fitted with Westinghouse Brake System.
1950Rebuilt as second class saloon seating 22 passengers.
1953Converted to "455".
8.7.1970Withdrawn.



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