Suburban End and Centre Loading Car No. 446

South Australian Railways

Broad Gauge

 

Class operators                                                 South Australian Railways

Condition                                                             Good

Entered service                                                  1919

Entered the museum                                       1995

Number in class                                               103

Ownership                                                          History Trust of South Australia

Provenance                                                        South Australian Railways

Withdrawn                                                          1976

 

Between 1908 and 1924 the South Australian Railways ordered 103 centre and end-loading carriages, and 27 end-loading baggage cars, for use on its suburban steam hauled services. The body design was loosely based on carriages that had been imported from America by the Holdfast Bay Railway Co., in 1880.

Car 446 was built by J. S. Bagshaw and Sons and entered service on 16th June 1919. It was altered little during its life, except for auto-couplers and through gangways being fitted in 1936.

It was allocated to SteamRanger in 1978. After a number of years out of service, the History Trust of South Australia transferred it to the museum in 1995.

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