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V&SAR Joint Stock Wooden Sleeping Car

21.10.2000 Tambo Ballarat East Workshops


V&SAR Joint stock wooden sleeping car Tambo was built at the Victorian Railways Newport Workshops for use on The Overland.

See also V&SAR sleeping cars: Acheron, Angas, Baderloo, Barwon, Coliban, Dargo, Finniss, Glenelg, Inman, Loddon, Onkaparinga, Pekina, Torrens.

27.10.1919Entered service.
6.1936Automatic couplers fitted.
-Victorian Railways equity brought by South Australian Railways.
-Allocated to the night train to Mount Gambier service.
-Donated to Australian Railways Historical Society (SA Div).
1993Australian Railways Historical Society approved disposal of carriage. Sold to West Coast Rail.
23.11.1995Transported from Dry Creek to Ballarat.
3.2004Offered for Sale by Tender along with a large number of vehicles owned by West Coast Railway.
5.2004Move to Maldon. Owned by private individual who intends to restore the car, which an end platform.
6.2005Returned to service on "Castlemain to Maldon railway". Fully restored with end deck.