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860 Class Steel Railcar Trailer Cars

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876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883

Built by the South Australian Railways as "steel suburban trailing cars". They were constructed at the Islington works between 1944 and 1946. A total of 24 cars in the class were built. They had originally designed for eventual use as electric cars.

As originally built consisted of 19 x 800 class cars and 5 x 850 class cars. The only difference being that the 850 class cars were fitted with baggage compartments. End concertinas were originally fitted, but removed when modified for use with diesel railcars (red hens).

Reclassified to 860 class for use with 300 class diesel rail cars numbers 300 to 347. 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. After conversion they had a seating capacity 56 passengers.



854 -- 860

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

13.2.1946Entered service original 850 class number "854".
5.10.1955Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
4.12.1987To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.
15.10.1988,Mile End 861 car

852 -- 861

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

24.7.1945Entered service original 850 class number "852".
7.11.1955Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
4.12.1987To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.

850 -- 862 -- 2501

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

4.11.1944Entered service original 850 class number "850".
12.12.1955Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
18.7.83Rebuilt, renumbered "2501" and fitted for bicycle accomodation.
-To South Gippsland Railway - owned by Andrew Bridger of Great Northern Rail.
8.12.1999Moved from South Gippsland to Bendigo loco depot .
28.1.2001Returned to service for a shakedown trial after being refurbished for "Victoria Centrail Pty Ltd".
12.2002Offered for sale by "Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA)" after Great Northern Rail went into receivership.
2003To Lions Club of York Peninsula Railway. [cp 1.2004]
by 2013Moved to Coolac, New South Wales.[dj]

853 -- 863

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

13.2.1946Entered service original 850 class number "853".
13.2.1956Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
24.2.1984Condemned.
28<sup>th</sup> December 1988,Port Dock Red Hen sales car 864 864 at Port Dock 15.4.1995

851 -- 864

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

22.3.1945Entered service original 850 class number "851".
17.3.1956Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
-Scrapped.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum who converted it to Mobile Snack Bar car.
1996Sold to Steve Moritz.

814 -- 865

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

24.7.1945Entered service original 800 class number "814".
16.4.1956Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
4.12.1987To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.

809 -- 866

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

28.3.1945Entered service original 800 class number "809".
7.8.1956Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
11.1988To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.

802 -- 867

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

4.11.1944Entered service original 800 class number "802".
14.8.1956Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
30.10.1981Fitted for bicycle accomodation.
4.12.1987To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.

817 -- 868

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

13.2.1946Entered service original 800 class number "817".
17.8.1956Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
17.5.1979Withdrawn due to vandal damage.
19.11.1980Reentered service with bicycle accommodation.
4.12.1987To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.

800 -- 869

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

4.11.1944Entered service original 800 class number "800".
15.3.1957Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
-Scrapped.
9.11.2002,Tailem Bend - 870

810 -- 870

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

24.7.1945Entered service original 800 class number "810".
12.4.1957Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
-Sold to Redhen Rail Tours (Steve Moritz).
6.7.1998Move from Port Dock Station Railway Museum to Islington Workshops.
-Moved to Tailem Bend.
-Painted in yellow livery.
8.2010"Expressions of Interest" called by Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Co for sale.[sm]

807 -- 871

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

22.3.1945Entered service original 800 class number "807".
10.5.1957Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
20.6.1980Fitted for bicycle accommodation.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
18.9.1987To Sims Metals for disposal.

815 -- 872

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

13.2.1946Entered service original 800 class number "815".
29.5.1957Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
19.5.1981Fitted for bicycle accomodation.
4.12.1987To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.
9.11.2002,Tailem Bend - 873

816 -- 873

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

13.2.1946Entered service original 800 class number "816".
29.5.1957Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
10.1988Sold to Roger Salis and stored with SteamRanger.
1999Sold to Steve Moritz for the MurrayLander service.

807 -- 874

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

24.7.1945Entered service original 800 class number "811".
17.8.1957Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
1.9.1980Fitted for bicycle accommodation.
9.11.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum (owned by the History Trust of South Australia).
1995Returned to the History Trust, transferred to Dry Creek.
1999Sold to Limestone Coast Railway at Mt Gambier.
15.12.1996,Port Dock - Red Hen 321 + 875 + 400

812 -- 875

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

24.7.1945Entered service original 800 class number "812".
3.4.1958Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
9.11.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
1995Restored to operating condition for use with Trans-Adelaide special Red Hen set.
12.1996Returned to Port Dock Station Railway Museum.

801 -- 876

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

4.11.1944Entered service original 800 class number "801".
7.5.1958Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
18.9.1987To Sims Metals for disposal.

805 -- 877

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

22.3.1945Entered service original 800 class number "805".
4.6.1958Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
24.2.1984Condemned.
3.9.1988,Keswick 860 class trailer cars - 878 and two others

806 -- 878

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

22.3.1945Entered service original 800 class number "806".
20.6.1958Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
4.12.1987To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.
20.12.1976,Ovingham - 368 + 879 + 369 Railcar - Up 8.1987,Port Dock - 860 class trailer cars - 873+ 879 + 871

808 -- 879

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

22.3.1945Entered service original 800 class number "808".
3.7.1958Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
18.9.1987To Sims Metals for disposal.

818 -- 880

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

13.2.1946Entered service original 800 class number "818".
25.7.1958Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.

803 -- 881

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

4.11.1944Entered service original 800 class number "803".
19.8.1959Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
17.7.1980Fitted for bicycle accomodation.
27.2.1984Condemned.

804 -- 882

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

4.11.1944Entered service original 800 class number "804".
11.9.1959Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
15.6.1987To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.
10.1988To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.
15.10.1988,Mile End DE517 + 883 + 861 cars

813 -- 883

Steel suburban trailing car for use with diesel railcars.

24.7.1945Entered service original 800 class number "813".
30.10.1959Converted to Railcar operation and renumbered.
4.12.1987To Train Tour Promotions.
-Scrapped.