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NGA Power Car 45ft

NGA 81 -- VGC/PGC 395

8.10.1996 Port Augusta - PGC395 power car

Steel power car built by Commonwealth Engineering for use on the narrow gauge Ghan service.

3.5.1968Entered service on the Central Australia Railway as "NGA 81".
12.1980On the last Ghan.
16.7.1983Converted to standard gauge and coded "VGC 395".
11.12.1984Recoded "PGC 395".
1.11.1997To Australia Southern Railroad.
-Painted in corporate livery of Orange and Black.
-Sent to Western Australia to be part of Australia Southern Railroad Inspection Train.
15.10.2003Left Western Australia for Dry Creek, South Australia. [cp 11.2000].
15.10.2003Left Dry Creek on an Inspection Train bound for Darwin. At the completion of Inspection, returned to Dry Creek, South Australia [cp 11.2000].
5.2004Sold to South Spur Rail Services for use on the "Spirit of the West" Restaurant Train.