Tailem Bend - Rolling Stock

 
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

An examination  of Google Earth for Tailem Bend shows a large number of rolling stock items standing around the turntable in the former broad gauge locomotive depot.   As the only operating track at TB is now standard gauge, can someone provide any background to these vehicles, please?

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  Railwayfan Train Controller

Location: By a Railway
These are part of a small group of businessmen who planned to run a tourist train from Adelaide like an overland name the Murraylander. This was in partnership with, I believe, WCR and were to refurbish and convert all to SG( including 900s 907 and 909), however, this is now a dead horse. With the privatization, many of the stock given to private companies was redundant and sold off, making it easy for those interested to buy such vehicles. I believe this to be correct but those may inform otherwise if incorrect. Also B80 recieved its special livery for this task.
  monday Chief Commissioner

Most of the stock is ex CR pass cars.

BA sit up cars
BRB compartment car
BRF lounge / sleeper
HRGC119 power van
EF crew cars

There a couple odd bods SAR cars - 712, 870.

Most of it is 'worth what paddy shot at'...

I believe steam rail have bought the VRS buffet as an ex-spirit of progress car, but is still there.

None of it is otherwise really worthy of preservation in museums.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
An examination  of Google Earth for Tailem Bend shows a large number of rolling stock items standing around the turntable in the former broad gauge locomotive depot.   As the only operating track at TB is now standard gauge, can someone provide any background to these vehicles, please?
"hunslet1915"


More info in over in this thread (the most recent on this subject) -- http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11376443.htm

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