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HRD 118 to 125, 184 to 189, 274 to 279, 359 to 364, 366, 393 to 394

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HRD 184 HRD 185 HRD 187 HRD 186 HRD 188 HRD 189 HRD 274 HRD 275
HRD 276 HRD 277 HRD 278 HRD 279 HRD 359 HRD 360 HRD 361 HRD 362
HRD 363 HRD 364 HRD 366 HRD 393 HRD 394
25.8.1976 - Copley - HRD and Macedon

All steel composite brake and crew vans constructed by "Kinki-Sharyo Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan", "Tulloch" and "Comeng". Each van provided sleeping accomodation for eight staff in four-berth compartments, dining accomodation and facilities for preparing meals, gas refrigerator, shower and toilet facilities.

These vans have a separate compartment to provided accomodation for drovers or other passengers.

HRD 184 through 189 where contract number 2853.



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HRD 118 -- AVDY/AVDP 118

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Kinki-Sharyo of Japan".

1.6.1961Entered service.
27.8.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
26.12.1986At Keswick coded "AVDP".
-Sold to Steve Moritz for the MurrayLander service.
-Sold to "Australian Train MoverS" [cp 1.2005].
MurrayLander Power car HRGC119

HRD/HRGC 119

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Kinki-Sharyo of Japan".

30.10.1960Arrived[blc]
-Prior to entering service as a brake van it was fitted with GM 6/71 generators
8.1.1962Entered service as "HRGC 119" power brake van - this is the first time it was in traffic
27.8.1962GM diesel replaced with Rolls Royce diesel alternators[blc]
2.1999Sold to Steve Moritz for the MurrayLander service.
26.2.1999Transferred from Port Augusta to Dry Creek, then on to Tailem Bend on 28.2.1999.
30.5.2000Used on the first official passenger train run by Australian Loco & Railway Carriage Co. carrying school children from Port Pirie to Adelaide and return.[cp 7.2000].
6.10.2000Hired to Freight Australia for use as a crew car on the SCT service between Altona, Melbourne and Forrestfield, Perth.[cp 11.2000]
by 12.2001Hired to Great Southern Railway for use on Overland services.
8.2010"Expressions of Interest" called by Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Co for sale.[sm]
1.2000 Tailem Bend - AVDP 120 1.2000 Tailem Bend - AVDP 120

HRD 120 -- AVDY/AVDP 120

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Kinki-Sharyo of Japan".

17.5.1961Entered service.
29.4.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
-Recoded "AVDP".
8.4.1998Derelict at Stirling North.
-Sold to Steve Moritz for the MurrayLander service.
-Sold to "Australian Train MoverS" [cp 1.2005].
17.12.1997 Port Pirie - AVDP121 at Hackett Haulage painted green and cream

HRD 121 -- AVDY/AVDP 121

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Kinki-Sharyo of Japan".

26.5.1961Entered service.
17.2.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
29.2.1988At Port Augusta as "AVDP".
1.5.1989Used on Parachilna train.
5.6.1993Stored Port Pirie.
-To Hackett Haulage, Port Pirie.

HRD 122 -- NHRD 122 -- AVDY/AVDP 122

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commonwealth Engineering".

28.1.1964Entered service.
2.2.1967Converted to narrow gauge "NHRD 122"
19.7.1973Reverted to standard gauge "HRD 122".
9.11.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
4.4.1988At Keswick coded "AVDP" and painted green and gold.
8.4.1998Derelict at Stirling North.
-Sold to Steve Moritz for the MurrayLander service.

HRD 123 -- AVDY 123 -- AZDY/AZDP 123

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commonwealth Engineering", contract No. 2463-1963.

19.12.1963Entered service.
28.6.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
20.12.1983Recoded composite breakdown brake van "AZDY".
-Recoded "AZDP".
24.9.1994Written off.
8.4.1998Derelict at Stirling North.
8.10.1996 Port Augusta - AVDP 124 brake van

HRD 124 -- AVDY/AVDP 124

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commonwealth Engineering".

6.12.1963Entered service.
29.9.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
1.1.1988At Port Augusta coded "AVDP".
12.9.1997 Spencer Junction - AVDP125

HRD 125 -- AVDY/AVDP 125

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commonwealth Engineering".

19.12.1963Entered service.
18.6.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
8.5.1987Stored at Port Augusta coded "AVDP".

HRD 184 -- AVDY/AVDP 184

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch"

3.11.1967Entered service.
22.9.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
1.1.1988At Port Augusta coded "AVDP".
27.4.1992At Port Augusta painted yellow and green.

HRD 185 -- AVDY/AVDP 185

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch"

17.11.1967Entered service.
3.9.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
-Recoded "AVDP".
12.9.1997 Spencer Junction - AVDP186

HRD 186 -- AVDY/AVDP 186

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch"

14.12.1967Entered service.
15.10.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
-Recoded "AVDP".

HRD 187 -- AVDY/AVDP 187

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch"

13.12.1967Entered service.
10.9.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
-Recoded "AVDP".

HRD 188 -- AVDY/AVDP 188

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch"

27.11.1967Entered service.
3.9.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
-Recoded "AVDP".
8.10.1996 Port Augusta - AVDP 189 brake van

HRD 189 -- AVDY/AVDP 189

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch"

17.1.1968Entered service.
15.3.1984Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
1.1.1988At Port Augusta coded "AVDP".

HRD 274 -- AVDY 274

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commowealth Engineering".

22.10.1971Entered service.
11.3.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
13.12.1983Installed air conditioning.
8.10.1996 Port Augusta - AVDP 275 brake van AVDP 275

HRD 275 -- AVDY/AVDP 275

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commowealth Engineering".

20.9.1971Entered service.
2.1977Modified for relay work.
8.11.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
6.5.1983Installed air conditioning.
-Recoded "AVDP".
9.2005Tender called for disposal ex Dry Creek.
-Sold to Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Co Pty Ltd.[sm]
8.2010"Expressions of Interest" called by Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Co for sale.[sm]
AVDP 276 at Spencer Junction on 25.6.1998

HRD 276 -- AVDY/AVDP 276 -- PVDP 276 -- VPAY 3 -- Croissant

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commowealth Engineering".

6.10.1971Entered service.
2.1977Modified for relay work.
7.12.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
-Recoded "AVDP".
27.4.1992At Port Augusta painted grey.
-Sold to private buyer.
6.10.2000Hired to Freight Australia for use as a crew car on the SCT service between Altona, Melbourne and Forrestfield, Perth.[cp 11.2000]
-Coded "PVDP 276".
-Converted to Freight Australia crew car. Painted green and coded "VPAY 3". [rpf]
-Named "Croissamt".

HRD 277 -- AVDY/AVDP 277

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commowealth Engineering".

29.10.1971Entered service.
2.1977Modified for relay work.
24.3.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
23.12.1983Installed air conditioning.
1.1.1988At Port Augusta coded "AVDP"
-Sold to private individual.
2002Leased to Steve Moritz for the MurrayLander service.
-Sold to South Spur Rail Services for use on the "Spirit of the West" Restaurant Train.[jbo]
5.2005Re-entered service painted in South Spur Rail Services Blue and Yellow livery.[cp 11.2005]
29<sup>th</sup> March 1992,Keswick - ECC 278 crew car

HRD 278 -- AVDY/AVDP 278 -- ECC 278

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commowealth Engineering".

5.11.1971Entered service.
10.9.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
27.10.1983Installed air conditioning.
-Recoded "AVDP".
11.7.1990Stored at Port Pirie.
1992Converted to an "ECC" crew car for use as plant fitter accommodation.
-Sold to "Australian Train Movers"[cp 1.2005].
-Moved to Temora, NSW, for use as a "Country Carriage Bed & Breakfast"[www.countrycarriage.com.au].
8.10.1996 Port Augusta - AVDP 279 brake van

HRD 279 -- AVDY/AVDP 279 -- CDCY 279 -- Major General A B Stretton AO CBE

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commowealth Engineering".

26.11.1971Entered service.
2.11.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
7.11.1983Installed air conditioning.
-Recoded "AVDP".
2002Sold to Steve Moritz for the MurrayLander service.
2.2008Converted for use by the Australian Defence Forces on trains transporting army vehicles. Painted all over blue and named "Major General A B Stretton, AO, CBE"[railsa]

NHRD 76 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 359

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch".

15.3.1968Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 76" on Central Australia Railway.
16.2.1981Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 359".
4.11.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
17.12.1982Air conditioning fitted.
-Recoded "AVDP".
-Stored at Port Augusta.
3.8.2001Transferred to Islington Works for storage.[cp 9.2001]
2005Sold to the "Pullman Car Company" who are operator of the "Ozback Explorer"
7.5.2005Transferred from Islington Works to NSW.
8.10.1996 Port Augusta - AVDP360 brake van

NHRD 78 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 360 -- VPAY 1 -- Federation Straight

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch".

23.8.1968Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 78" on Central Australia Railway.
26.2.1981Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 360".
17.1.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
1.3.1983Air conditioning fitted.
-Recoded "AVDP".
-Sold to West Coast Railway.
2.9.2000Transferred from Islington to Dimboola after being overhauled for use as a crew car by Freight Australia on SCT service between Altona, Melbourne and Forrestfield, Perth.[cp 11.2000]
8.10.2000Transferred to Ballarat East workshops.
23.10.2000Outshopped as "VPAY 1" crew car.
-Sold to "Freight AustraliA".
-Named Federation Straight.

NHRD 79 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 361 -- VPAY 2 -- Great Artesian

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch".

30.9.1968Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 79" on Central Australia Railway.
12.1980On the last Ghan.
12.6.1981Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 361".
29.10.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
8.12.1983Air conditioning fitted.
-Recoded "AVDP".
-Sold to West Coast Railway.
2.9.2000Transferred from Islington to Dimboola after being overhauled for use as a crew car by Freight Australia on SCT service between Altona, Melbourne and Forrestfield, Perth.[cp 11.2000]
-Outshopped as "VPAY 2" crew car.
-Sold to "Freight AustraliA".
-Named Great Artesian

NHRD 80 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 362

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch".

19.9.1968Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 80" on Central Australia Railway.
12.1980On the last Ghan.
2.6.1981Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 362".
17.1.1982Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
11.3.1983Air conditioning fitted.
22.11.1987At Keswick painted grey and lettered "Australian National RailwayS", coded "AVDP"
1999Sold to Australian Railways Historical Society (Western Australian Division).
5.5.2000Left Port Augusta on delivery run to Western Australia.
8.10.1996 Port Augusta - AVDP363 brake van NHRB 62 and NHRD 66 at Alice Springs, 29.3.1970

NHRD 66 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 363

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commonwealth Engineering".

27.5.1965Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 66" on Central Australia Railway.
29.7.1981Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 363".
6.5.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
24.2.1984Air conditioning fitted.
-Recoded "AVDP".
-Stored at Port Augusta.
3.8.2001Transferred to Islington Works for storage.[cp 9.2001]
2005Sold to the "Pullman Car Company" who are operator of the "Ozback Explorer"
7.5.2005Transferred from Islington Works to NSW.
25.8.1976 - Marree - NHRD77 relay van 25.8.1976 - Marree - NHRD77 relay van

NHRD 77 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 364

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch".

15.7.1968Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 77" on Central Australia Railway.
2.10.1981Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 364".
11.3.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
24.3.1983Air conditioning fitted.
-Recoded "AVDP".

NHRD 75 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 366

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Tulloch".

4.10.1968Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 75" on Central Australia Railway.
16.9.1981Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 366".
23.2.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification and air conditioning fitted.
-Recoded "AVDP".
2002Sold to Steve Moritz for the MurrayLander service.
2002Painted Yellow livery.
8.2010"Expressions of Interest" called by Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Co for sale.[sm]

NHRD 65 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 393

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commonwealth Engineering".

3.6.1965Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 65" on Central Australia Railway.
8.7.1983Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 393".
4.8.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
-Recoded "AVDP".
-Allocated to CME Port Pirie.
1.1.1988At Port Augusta coded "AVDP"
-Sold to West Coast Railway.
2.9.2000Transferred from Islington to Dimboola after being overhauled for use as a crew car by Freight Australia on SCT service between Altona, Melbourne and Forrestfield, Perth.[cp 11.2000]
27.10.2000Delivered to Ballarat East workshops.
3.2004Offered for Sale by Tender along with a large number of vehicles owned by West Coast Railway. On temporary Harris Trailer biogies.
2004Sold to Australian Train Movers.
9.2004Sold and moved to a property near Cowra. [correspondence with Garry Peters, Blaxland NSW]

NHRD 67 -- HRD/AVDY/AVDP 394

Brake van with sleeping accomodation, built by "Commonwealth Engineering".

10.6.1965Entered service as narrow gauge "NHRD 67" on Central Australia Railway.
2.7.1982Converted to standard gauge and recoded "HRD 394".
23.2.1983Recoded "AVDY" as part of the ROA brake van reclassification.
29.2.1988At Port Augusta coded "AVDP".