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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Yanni -- JTA 5 -- BMC 2 -- Sir John Forrest

JTA 5 Yanni at Islington on 1.7.1998

V&SAR Joint Stock corten steel twinette sleeping car "Yanni" 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, Tawarri, Weroni, Yankai.

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22.8.1957Entered service. [rrc]
25.9.1970Converted from independant to head-end power. [rrc]
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "YANN  K" 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 "JTA-5".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "YANN  K" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
26.03.1987TIMS/WMS: Reclassified from passenger car "YANN  K" to passenger car "JTA 5 K".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JTA 5 G" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
26.07.1995TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTA 5 G" as having repair "vehicle cut for scrap".
12.1995Written off and sold to "International Development Services".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTA 5 G" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Operator:"C"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"47.6tonne"
Current Gauge:"Broad"
Gauge Restrictions:"B"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Date Built:"17.10.1957"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"Twinette; J.S AN-V/L; Named "YANNI""
BSG Code:"PBMT"
-Sold to "Barry Martin" (Blue Bird Rail).
-Interior stripped for conversion to special service car containing bedrooms and an open lounge, dining area. Entered service painted dark blue with a silver roof and coded as "BMC 2". It is own by a company call "Grand Corporate Rail" and avilable for hire.
-To Great Southern Railway.
2003Named "Sir John Firest".
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