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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Joint Stock Twinette Compartment Sleeping Car 22.9.2009,Berths 17/18 + 19/20 of car JTA 6 where stripped whilst the car was at Talbot under private ownership Sleeping car Kuldalai taken at Talbot, Victoria in 2000

Kuldalai -- JTA 6

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

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

See also: Kildalai (BJ 9)

11.10.1957Entered service. [rrc]
6.10.1970Converted from independant to head-end power. [rrc]
10.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "KULD  N" 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 "KULD  N" 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-6".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "KULD  N" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
20.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "KULD  N" alteration: "modify buffer beam on carbon and stainless steel passenger cars. (RS4215)".
26.08.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "KULD  N" 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 "KULD  N" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
18.12.1987TIMS/WMS: Reclassified from passenger car "KULD  N" to passenger car "JTA 6 P".
21.06.1990TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JTA 6 P" alteration: "fit longer pin in passenger car jumper cable plugs. All passenger cars. (RS4518)".
28.05.1991TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JTA 6 P" 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)".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTA 6 P" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"47.6tonne"
Current Gauge:"Standard"
Gauge Restrictions:"S"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Original Cost:"$49040"
Run Restriction:"Unrestricted on gauge(s) shown Inter or Intrastate"
Diagram Book Page No.:"CB P-7"
Date Built:"17.10.1957"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"Twinette;J.S. AN-V/L;Named "KULDALAI"
12.1995Written off and sold to "International Development Services".
1998Sold to MR Binns of Victoria.
6.1998Transferred from Islington workshops to Victoria for eventual placement at Talbot as a static exhibit.