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S.A.R. 820 Class Wooden Railcar Trailer Cars

820 to 832

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820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827
828 829 830 831 832
9.4.1986 820 class baggage Dry Creek

Classified by the South Australian Railways as "Wooden suburban trailing cars". They were all originally wooden bodied end loading suburban baggage cars constructed between 1912 and 1924 for steam train services. As second class suburban carriages with a baggage compartment they seating 56 passengers.

Only 13 cars converted and they featured a noticeable lack of draughts in comparison with the 300, 400 and 860 class cars. Existing bogies were modified to take the clasp brakes, new steel bolsters and spring planks provided. Two rows of cold cathode fluorescent lighting tubes were installed in the ceilings in the passenger saloons of the trailers similar to the lighting in the 300 class railcars. Incandescent type lighting was used in the centre baggage compartment and for emergency lighting.

The ordinary Westinghouse braking on the cars for engine hauled trains was replaced with S.E.M Electropneumatic air brake. They were therefore not suitable for operation with steam or diesel locomotives.

Six of the cars were originally numbered from 90 to 96, but this was changed prior to them entering service.

From December 1973 they were all restricted to a maximum speed of 80 kph because of safety concerns. All members of the class were withdrawn from service in December 1976.



20.10.1996 Port Dock - 820 Red Hen Trailer car

429 -- 820 -- ARHS 90

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built "J S Bagshaw and Sons Ltd"

1.12.1917Entered service as second class end loading baggage car "429".[rrc]
12.1938Auto couplings and through gangways fitted.[rrc]
23.2.1961Converted to railcar operation, renumbered "820".[rrc]
-To A.R.H.S. SA Div (SteamRanger).
-Allocated No. 90, but not actual put on carriage.
1.4.1995Allocated to Port Dock Station Railway Musueum.
-Transferred to Mount Gambier for use by Limestone Coast Railway.
-Sold to A.R.H.S. SA Div (SteamRanger).
19.10.2014Destoryed by fire in vandalism attack on mount Gambier Roundhouse.

425 -- 821

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built "J S Bagshaw and Sons Ltd"..

16.7.1917Entered service as second class bogie end loading baggage car "425".[rrc]
-Auto couplings and steps fitted.
8.3.1961Converted to railcar operation and renumbered "821".[rrc]
26.5.1978Condemned.

352 -- 822

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

22.12.1913Entered service as second class bogie end loading baggage carriage "352".[rrc]
20.8.1938Auto couplings.[rrc]
2.3.1961Withdrawn for conversion to railcar trailer.[rrc]
22.3.1961Entered railcar operation, renumbered "822".[rrc]
26.5.1978Condemned.

328 -- 823 -- ARHS 91

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

18.12.1912Entered service as second class bogie end loading carriage with central baggage compartment, car number "328".[rrc]
11.1938Auto couplings and through gangways on end platforms fitted.[rrc]
27.4.1961Withdrawn for conversion to railcar operation.[rrc]
17.5.1961Entered railcar operation, renumbered "823".[rrc]
-To A.R.H.S. SA Div (SteamRanger).
-Allocated No. 91, but not actual put on carriage.
1987Commenced a rebuilt to convert the car into an open space car for use by hire groups. This involved the removal of all seats and central partitions. Conversion not completed.
1995Written off.
14<sup>th</sup> December 1985,824 baggage Dry Creek 28<sup>th</sup> December 1985,824 Baggage car Monarto south 28<sup>th</sup> December 1985,824 Baggage car Monarto south

329 -- 824 -- ARHS 92

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

17.12.1912Entered service as second class bogie end loading carriage with central baggage compartment, car number "329".[rrc]
20.7.1938Auto couplings and through gangways.[rrc]
6.6.1961Converted to railcar operation, renumbered "824".[rrc]
-To A.R.H.S. SA Div (SteamRanger).
-Allocated No. 92, but not actual put on carriage.
-Electrical system converted for use with the "Bluebird" railcars.

351 -- 825

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

22.12.1913Entered service as second class bogie end loading baggage carriage "351".[rrc]
2.9.1937Auto couplings and platform gangways fitted.[rrc]
27.6.1961Converted to railcar operation, renumbered "825".[rrc]
26.5.1978Condemned.

331 -- 826

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

13.3.1913Entered service as second class bogie end loading carriage with central baggage compartment, car number "331".[rrc]
12.1935Auto couplings and crossover platforms fitted.[rrc]
4.7.1961Converted to railcar operation, renumbered "826".[rrc]
26.5.1978Condemned.

362 -- 827

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

1.6.1914Entered service as second class bogie end loading baggage carriage "362".
10.1938Auto couplings and end gangways fitted.[rrc]
12.1954One end fitted for perambulator.[rrc]
24.6.1968Withdrawn for conversion to railcar operation.[rrc]
23.7.1968Reentered service as railcar trailer "827".[rrc]
26.5.1978Condemned.

350 -- 828

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

22.12.1913Entered service as second class bogie end loading baggage carriage "350".
15.8.1938Auto couplings fitted.[rrc]
6.9.1954One end of car fitted with perambulator compartment.[rrc]
22.5.1968Converted to railcar operation, renumbered "828".[rrc]
26.5.1978Condemned.

422 -- 829

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

30.11.1915Entered service as second class bogie end loading baggage car number "422".[rrc]
8.12.1937Auto couplings, handbrake and through communication gangways fitted.[rrc]
-One end fitted for pushers.[rrc]
24.6.1968Withdrawn for conversion to railcar operation.[rrc]
23.8.1968Reentered service as railcar trailer "829".[rrc]
26.5.1978Condemned.

467 -- 830 -- ARHS 93

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment. Built "Pengelley and Coy".

30.6.1924Entered service as second class end and centre loading carriage number "467".[rrc]
17.9.1938Auto couplings fitted.[rrc]
24.6.1968Withdrawn for conversion to railcar operation.[rrc]
29.9.1968Reissued as railcar trailer "830".[rrc]
-To A.R.H.S. SA Div (SteamRanger).
-Allocated No. 93, but not actual put on carriage.
-To Port Adelaide Council and placed on wharf.
2006To Steamranger.
831 Strathalbyn 21.2.1995

458 -- 831 -- ARHS 94

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built Islington.

20.4.1918Entered service as second class end loading baggage car number "458".[rrc]
29.3.1935Auto couplings and end steps fitted.[rrc]
18.7.1969Withdrawn for conversion to railcar trailer.[rrc]
24.12.1969Reentered service as railcar trailer "831".[rrc]
-To A.R.H.S. SA Div (SteamRanger).
-Allocated No. 94, but not actual put on carriage.
17.12.2006,Mclaren Vale - Car 832 from the non operational side 8.9.1985,McLarinvale - 832 Almond train

468 -- 832 -- ARHS 95

Wooden railcar trailer with baggage compartment, built by "A.Pengelley and Co"..

24.7.1924Entered service as second class end loading suburban car with central baggage compartment number "468".[rrc]
9.4.1936Auto couplings and through gangways fitted.[rrc]
18.7.1969Withdrawn for conversion to railcar trailer.[rrc]
24.12.1969Issued to service as railcar trailer "832".[rrc]
-To A.R.H.S. SA Div (SteamRanger).
-Allocated No. 95, but not actual put on carriage.
11.1984Sold by State Transport Authority for use at Maclaren Vale as the "Armond Train", a shop selling locally made armond products.