|SSA Special Service Car|
Stainless steel, air conditioned, "Special Service" car built by "Commonwealth Engineering". Contract No. 2904-1967-68.
During the Australian National era this car was referred to as The Chairman's Car rather than its original designation, which was that of Governor General's Car. This seems to have come about because of the refurbishment of the original Governor General's Car SSAF 27.
|1980||Used on the inaugural Indian Pacific to provide accomodation for the Governor General.|
|5.5.1982||Redecorated interior, new carpets, curtains and upholstery.|
|9.8.1987||To broad gauge.|
|-||To standard gauge.|
|1.4.1997||On Australian National passenger division operational list.|
|1.11.1997||To Great Southern Railway.|
|2002-03||Sold to a third party and "Leased Back" by Great Southern Railway [Serco Group Report].|
|1.2.2004||On first "Ghan" to Darwin.|
|2019||Interior stripped and rebuilt as 4 berth Platinum Sleeping car with lounge area at one end by Journey Beyond Rail Experience. Retained coding "SSA 260".|