Vice Regal Car

South Australian Railways

Broad Gauge


Class operators                                                   South Australian Railways

Condition                                                             Excellent

Provenance                                                         South Australian Railways

Ownership                                                           History Trust of South Australia

Number in class                                                  1

Built by                                                                S.A.R. Islington Workshops

Entered service                                                  2nd April 1940

Withdrawn                                                          28th July 1988

Entered the museum                                          28th July 1988


Constructed at Islington Workshops, the Vice Regal car was built to accommodate the Governor and members of the Royal Family when travelling on the South Australian Railways broad gauge network.

The car features separate bedrooms for the Governor and his wife separated by a common bathroom, a compartment for the Aide-de-camp, a dining saloon and kitchen area, and rounded end that acts as a lounge and observation area. It also noted for being the first air-conditioned car in service for the South Australian Railways.

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76 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia  5015
Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm





5-15 yrs & with an adult


2 adults & up to 3 children


  • Prices may vary for special events
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  • Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day
  • Closed Christmas Day

Phone: 8341 1690

The National Railway Museum acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.

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