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V&SAR Joint Stock Steel Sleeping Car

Joint Stock Twinette Compartment Sleeping Car

Tolkini -- Malkari -- JTA 3 -- RZEY 3

Keswick - Malkari  - 18.11.1994 27.11.1996 Keswick - Malkari

V&SAR Joint Stock corten steel twinette sleeping car "Malkari" 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, Mokai, Mururi, Nankuri, Nomuldi, Paiti, Purpawi, Tantini, Tarkinji, Tawarri, Weroni, Yankai, Yanni.

See also: Malkari (CCL 3)

20.4.1956Entered service named "Tolkini". [rrc]
3.1957Renamed "Malkari". [rrc]
1962On loan to New South Wales Railways on standard gauge.
6.10.1970Converted from independant to head-end power. [rrc]
10.12.1986TIMS/WMS: passenger car "MALK  D" 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 "MALK  D" 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-3".
19.03.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "MALK  D" alteration complete: "installation of emergency key boxes to passenger cars. (RS4190)".
25.03.1987TIMS/WMS: Reclassified from passenger car "MALK  D" to passenger car "JTA 3 L".
19.11.1987TIMS/WMS: passenger car "JTA 3 L" alteration complete: "delete all exterior "V & ANR" lettering from overland rollingstock. All Overland rollingstock. (RS4241)".
14.10.1988Transferred temporarily to standard gauge for use on Ghan to Alice Springs.
26.07.1995TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTA 3 L" as having repair "scrapped".
12.1995Written off and sold to "International Development Services".
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows passenger car "JTA 3 L" 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"MALKARI""
6.1998Sold to West Coast Railway.
5.8.1998Transferred from Adelaide to Melbourne on standard gauge.
3.2004Offered for Sale by Tender along with a large number of vehicles owned by West Coast Railway.
2004Sold to Australian Loco & Railway Carriage Company [cp 1.2005].
11.2007Registered for traffic after conversion to crew car "RZEY 3" by BlueBird Rail Operations[artc]