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Brill Railcars - Model 75

30 to 59, 100 to 106

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Following the sucess of the Brill 55 railcars, in 1925,the South Australian Railways with Brill for one petrol driven model 75 railcar. By 1927, 24 railmotors on chassis supplied by the J.G.Brill company were under construction at Islington Workshops. At the same time 25 railcar trailers were also constructed. They entered service progressively from 1927. This initial order covered broad gauge car 30 to 47 and trailers 200 to 219. Also included were narrow gauge cars 100 to 106 and trailers 300 to 303. They were orginally known as "Rail Service Cars" however by 1930 when the second order of 11 cars (number 44, 50 to 59) arrived the official term had changed "Rail Motor Cars".

The intial 26 railcars were powered by a "Winton" 110 model 186 hp 6 cylinder petrol engine.

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30

Model 75 railcar constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Imported as a complete unit.
4.8.1926Entered service as broad gauge railcar 30 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
13.7.1939Rebuilt with improved interior[kb]
27.5.1955Fitted Diesel Engine and Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
6.3.1972Destroyed Fire at Islington WS[kb]

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31

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
25.8.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 31 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
9.1937Fitted with back to back seating reducing passenger capacity to 42[kb]
1.1947Improved interior for Morgan line.[kb]
25.3.1954Fitted Diesel Engine and Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
9.6.1973Demolished Islington[kb]

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32

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
9.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 32 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
10.1937Fitted with back to back seating reducing passenger capacity to 428[kb]
24.6.1954Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
20.2.1974Destroyed at Islington.[kb]

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33

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
3.10.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 33 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
8.12.1959Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections. Baggage extended for Victor Harbor service.[kb]
29.8.1971Condemned.[kb]
10.4.1974Demolished at Islington[kb]

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34

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
11.10.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 34 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
14.12.1954Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]

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35

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
15.10.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 35 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
8.1.1934Fitted with electric windscreen wipers.[kb]
1937Fitted with back to back seating reducing passenger capacity to 55[kb]
4.11.1953Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
5.11.1973Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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36

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
4.11.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 36 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
8.2.1952Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
9.6.1973Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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37

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
16.11.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 37 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
23.9.1952Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]

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38

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
1.12.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 38 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
1.1928Damaged by fire a Gawler[kb]
24.7.1951Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
9.6.1973Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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39

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
13.12.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 39 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
3.1928Damaged by fire a Gawler[kb]
5.3.1954Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
20.2.1974Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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40 -- PWS 21

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
20.12.1927Entered service as broad gauge railcar 40 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
10.12.1940Fitted with Improved Interior.[kb]
22.6.1949Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
2.1971Converted to Narrow gauge Perway Sleeping car "PWS 21".[kb]

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13<sup>th</sup> November 1985,Railcar 41 - Mile End Museum

41

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
18.1.1928Entered service as broad gauge railcar 41 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
24.4.1940Fitted with an Improved Interior.[kb]
24.12.1959Fitted "Cummins" Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
29.8.1971Condemned.[kb]
3.1973Sold to Mile End Museum.[kb]
1988To Port Dock Station Railway Museum

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42

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
1.3.1928Entered service as broad gauge railcar 42 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
20.7.1932Striped painted on front for trial purposes.[kb]
7.5.1951Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections. First car to be fitted with "Remote ControL".[kb]
-Destroyed by Fire.[kb]
7.11.1958Condemned.[kb]

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18<sup>th</sup> May 1986,PWS28 Tailem Bend 18.5.1986 PWS28 Tailem Bend 18<sup>th</sup> May 1986,camp train Tailem Bend PWA + PWK + PWS28

43 -- PWS 28

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
23.3.1928Entered service as broad gauge railcar 43 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
24.10.1951Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
4.1973Converted to Pwerway Sleeping car "PWS 28".[kb]

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44 -- No.1

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
22.3.1928Entered service as broad gauge railcar 44 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
4.6.1928Sold to the Victorian Railways[kb]

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44 -- No.2

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
17.5.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 44 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
8.1.1934Fitted with electric windscreen wipers.[kb]
7.8.1953Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
20.10.1971Demolished.[kb]

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45

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
4.1928Entered service as broad gauge railcar 45 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
21.12.1934Fitted with back to back seating reducing passenger capacity to 38.[kb]
12.1953Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
6.1969Condemned.[kb]
20.2.1974Demolished at Islington[kb]

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46

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
30.5.1928Entered service as broad gauge railcar 46 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
8.1.1934Fitted with electric windscreen wipers.[kb]
13.8.1940Fitted with Improved Interior.[kb]
23.2.1960Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
29.8.1971Condemned.[kb]
13.10.1972Engine removed and installed in 60 ton crane.[kb]
19.10.1977Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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47

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
16.10.1928Entered service as broad gauge railcar 47 with a capacity of 61 passengers.[kb]
6.5.1952Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
13.11.1971Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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48

See Brill Railcar 98.

49

See Brill Railcar 99.

50 -- 112 -- 487

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
5.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 50 with capacity for 53 passener, plus 4 in baggage compartment..[kb]
8.1.1934Fitted with electric windscreen wipers.[kb]
5.10.1946Converted to Narrow gauge. Sent to Port Lincoln numbered as "112". Seating capacity reduced to 30[kb][pk]
-Renumbered from "112" soon after transfer to "487", possibly because Yx112 was also sent to the Peninsula and Dort MIC 112 could also have been there at the time. [kb][pk]
30.5.1960Fitted Cummins Diesel Engine. Fitted with separate Ladies toilet.[kb]
10.1969Scrapped.[jb]

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51 -- PWS 13

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
5.6.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 51 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
4.10.1954Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
11.1970Converted to Perway Sleeping car "PWS 13.[kb]

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52

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
13.6.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 52 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
8.1.1934Fitted with electric windscreen wipers.[kb]
20.5.1953Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
5.11.1973Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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22<sup>nd</sup> December 1985,Barossa Junction PWS29 ex Brill

53 -- PWS 29

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
19.6.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 53 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
8.2.1955Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
4.1973Converted to Perway Sleeping car "PWS 29"[kb]

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54

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
24.6.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 54 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
22.4.1939Fitted with Improved Interior.[kb]
11.4.1957Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
7.2.1960Damaged by fire at Bugle Ranges.[kb]
27.2.1968Condemned and Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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55 -- PWS 22

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
1.7.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 55 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
6.5.1938Fitted Diesel Engine and Improved Interior.[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
5.1971Converted to Narrow gauge Perway Sleeping car "PWS 22".[kb]

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56

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
8.7.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 56 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
8.5.1937Fitted Diesel Engine[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
30.10.1971Demolished.[kb]

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57

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
2.7.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 57 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
8.1.1934Fitted with electric windscreen wipers.[kb]
18.10.1938Fitted Diesel Engine[kb]
11.1957Fitted with "Dayglow Stripes".[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
30.10.1971Demolished at Islington.[kb]

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58 -- PWS 23

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
28.7.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 58 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
18.5.1954Fitted Diesel Engine & Multiple Unit connections[kb]
24.6.1969Condemned.[kb]
5.1971Rebuilt as Narrow gauge Perway Sleeping car "PWS 23".[kb]

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59

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
13.8.1930Entered service as broad gauge railcar 59 with a capacity of 53 passengers.[kb]
3.11.1937Fitted Diesel Engine[kb]
17.4.1968Condemned.[kb]

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98 -- 48 -- 104

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
18.11.1927Entered service on broad gauge as car "98". It had been built as Narrow gauge car "104" with a capacity of 50 passengers.[kb]
-Renumbered "48".[kb]
23.9.1932Fitted with back to back seating, capcity reduced to 46 passengers.[kb]
8.1.1934Fitted with electric windscreen wipers.[kb]
7.7.1936Altered to Narrow gauge and renumbered "104. Passenger capcity reduce to 40 passengers.[kb]
6.1957Fitted with 130 gallon fuel tanks.[kb]
17.8.1960Fitted Cummins Diesel Engine[kb]
19.2.1969Condemned.[kb]

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99 -- 49 -- 105

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
6.12.1927Entered service on broad gauge as car "99". It had been built as Narrow gauge car "105" with a capacity of 50 passengers.[kb]
by 29.3.1928Renumbered "49".[kb]
9.5.1944Altered to Narrow gauge and renumbered "105. Sent to South East system.[kb]
c.1957Briefly transferred to broad gauge.[kb]
6.1957Transferred to Narrow gauge for use out of Peterborough. Fitted with 130 gallon fuel tanks.[kb]
9.9.1960Fitted Cummins Diesel Engine. Baggage compartment extended.[kb]
1.1.1961Transferred to Port Lincoln.[kb]
14.2.1969Condemned.[kb]
10.1969Scrapped.[jb]

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100

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
8.1927Entered service asNarrow gauge railcar 100 with a capacity of 50.[kb]
17.7.1929Peterbourgh - Baggage compartment extended from 12' to 19'6", seating reduced to 38. 130 gallon fuel tanks fitted.[kb]
1.10.1935Fitted with Improved Seating.[kb]
12.5.1960Fitted with Cummins Diesel Engine[kb]
1.1970Condemned.[kb]

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101

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
9.1927Entered service asNarrow gauge railcar 101 with a capacity of 50.[kb]
15.10.1935Peterborough - fitted with Improved Seating.[kb]
11.9.1937Transferred to Port Lincoln.[kb]
6.1958Seperate Ladies toilet fitted.[kb]
15.3.1960Fitted Cummins Diesel Engine[kb]
14.2.1969Condemned[kb]
10.1969Scrapped.[jb]

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102

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
29.10.1927Entered service asNarrow gauge railcar 102 with a capacity of 504.[kb]
15.10.1935Fitted with Improved Seating.[kb]
6.1957Fitted with 130 gallon fuel tanks.[kb]
5.4.1960Fitted with Cummins Diesel Engine[kb]
14.2.1969Condemned.[kb]

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103

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
29.10.1927Entered service as Narrow gauge railcar 103 with a capacity of 50.[kb]
4.9.1933Fitted with bacl to back seats.[kb]
28.2.1936Sent to Islington/[kb]
2.5.1936Sent to Port Lincoln.[kb]
11.2.1959Fitted with separate Ladies toilet.[kb]
8.1960Fitted with Cummins Diesel Engine[kb]
14.2.1969Condemned.[kb]
10.1969Scrapped.[jb]

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104

See Brill Railcar 98.

105

See Brill Railcar 99.

25<sup>th</sup> June 2006,Pichi Richi Railway - Quorn - Brill car 106 25<sup>th</sup> June 2006,Pichi Richi Railway - Quorn - Brill car 106 + trailer 305

106

Model 75 railcar chassis constructed by J.G.Brill Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Body constructed by the South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.
17.3.1928Entered service asNarrow gauge railcar 106 with a capacity of 50.[kb]
4.9.1933Fitted with back to back seating.[kb]
15.10.1935Fitted with Improved Seating and lavatory extended.[kb]
6.1957Fitted with 130 gallong fuel tank.[kb]
25.2.1960Fitted with Cummins Diesel Engine[kb]
19.2.1969Condemned.[kb]
-To Pichi Richi Railway, Quorn.[kb]

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487

See Brill Railcar 50.



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