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Withdrawn                                                           1976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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