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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Tawarri at Keswick on 9.2.1999 Tawarri at Keswick on 9.2.1999

Tawarri -- JTB 1

V&SAR Joint Stock corten steel twinette sleeping car Tawarri was built at the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops for use on "The Overland".

See also V&SAR sleeping cars: Allambi, Chalaki, Dorai, Juki, Kuldalai, Malkari, Mokai, Mururi, Nankuri, Nomuldi, Paiti, Purpawi, Tantini, Tarkinji, Weroni, Yankai, Yanni.

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12.12.1967Entered service named Tawarri. [rrc]
23.9.1970Converted from independant to head-end power. [rrc]
15.9.1972Car reentered service after being repaired as a result of derailment at Bungaree [sar 596/69]
10.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "TAWA  D" alteration complete: "remove retaining cup & glass clips and plate pegs from cupboards in conductor"s compartment. "overland" joint stock cars. (RS4172)".
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "TAWA  D" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
1987Given the computer code "JTB-1".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "TAWA  D" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "TAWA  D" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "TAWA  D" 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 "JTB 1 T" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JTB 1 T" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JTB 1 T" 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)".
28.2.1996Converted from broad gauge to standard gauge.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTB 1 T" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"47.8tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$77060"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-3"
Date Built:"12.12.1967"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"Twinette;J.S. AN-V/L;Named "TAWARRI"
BSG Code:"PBMT"
1.11.1997Sold to Great Southern Railway.
18.11.1998At Keswick painted grey with blue lettering and new style "Overland" logos.
2002-03Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].
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