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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Tandeni -- Paiti -- JTA 4 -- BMC 1 -- Sir Hans Heyson -- CDAY 1 -- Presidents Car

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

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

See also: Paite (PCO 4)

10.11.1956Entered service named Tandeni. [rrc]
3.1957Renamed Paiti. [rrc]
6.10.1970Converted from independant to head-end power. [rrc]
10.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "PAIT  K" 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 "PAIT  K" 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-4".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "PAIT  K" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JTA 4 U" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
03.01.1991TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTA 4 U" as having repair "wheel set".
26.07.1995TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTA 4 U" as having repair "scrapped".
12.1995Written off and sold to "International Development Services".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTA 4 U" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"AN &V/LINE"
Length Over Headstocks:"22.9m"
Tare Weight:"47.6tonne"
Current Gauge:"Broad"
Gauge Restrictions:"B"
Bogie Configuration:"2X2"
Date Built:"17.10.1957"
Operating System:"AN & V/LINE "
Intended Use:"Passengers"
Remarks:"Twinette; J.S. AN-V/L; Named " PATTI""
-Sold to "Barry Martin" (Blue Bird Rail).
5.1998Interior stripped for conversion to special service car containing bedrooms and an open lounge, dining area.
20.8.1998Entered service painted dark blue with a silver roof and coded as "BMC 1". It is own by a company call "Grand Corporate Rail" and avilable for hire. Interior features include
  • Air-conditioned, sound insulated underfloor and all walls.
  • Soft fabric wall finish, all timber(internal) West Australian jarrah with granite topped gallery.
  • 2 Queen Size bed room suites, each with floor to ceiling curtains,
  • shower/toilet ensuite and generous storage for personal and business effects.
  • Lounge area with sofa bed coverting to double bed with shower/toilet ensuite
  • Dining area for 6
  • Galley equipment includes Kleenmaid cooktop, stainless steel oven, microwave, double sink, exhaust fans and ample storage.
  • Satellite phone and fax, as well as data stream connection.
  • 110 W hi-fi sound system 68 CM TV, VHS video, 6 stacker CD player and twin deck cassette system
  • 2 fridges, one freezer jarrah bar with 4 bar stools
  • Fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, quality glass and cookware bed linen Sandwich maker, toaster
-To Great Southern Railway.
2003Named "Sir Hans Heyson".
1.2.2004On first "Ghan" to Darwin.
5.11.2007Registered for traffic after conversion to President's car "CDAY 1" for "Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA)"[artc]