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Hopkins - Victorian Railway Dining Car

DB 75 in CR colours c.1950,Dining car DB75 ex Hopkins (CR Photo)

Hopkins was an all steel 48 seater dining car built by the Victorian Railways, in 1927, for use on the Melbourne to Ararat section of "The Overland" and also on the "Sydney Express". DB 75 in CR colours

It was sold to the Commonwealth Railways in 1950 and classified "DB 75. At tis time it was air-conditioned and used on the Trans-Aust Express and later the standard gauge "Ghan" connection. It was written off during the first half of 1968. c.1950,Dining car DB75 ex Hopkins (CR Photo)

Hopkins -- DB 75

21.6.1927Entered service on the Victorian Railways.
2.1950Sold to the Commonwealth Railways.
2.11.1950Entered service after being fitted with the air conditioning. Classified "DB 75".
19.2.1952Painted[blc]
1.12.1954BK type bogies fitted[blc]
-Used on the Trans-Australian Express and later the standard gauge "Ghan" connection.
29.3.1968Written off.


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