What car is Tangil??
I noticed its painted blue. any info will be welcomed
Wimmera and Tanjil at Islington 2002
Great photo of two STEEL cars there vprs!!! However, unless Wimmera has had some amazing post retirement rebuilding then I'm afraid that one of these two carriages is not Wimmera!
Wimmera is a timber "E" type express passenger car built as one of three dinning cars in the "E" series. It was a sister car to Campaspe and Goulburn. After their replacement with newer stock (Hopkins & Avoca methinks???) the three old girls were converted to other uses. Wimmera of course, became the Medical Vision and Test car, Goulburn a "crew dorm" and Campaspe might have been a hospital car during the war (WWII) before becoming a stationary classroom at North Melbourne Loco Depot.
One of the two carriages in your photo is definitely NOT Wimmera.
V & A.
Hate to break the bad news to you but Wimmera as seen in the photos is and always has been a S car steel carriage.
Once again the car fell into disuse after Hearsch went to QR in the early 90’s (along with several of the most competent brains of then V/Line management…Hearsch took then with him!) and I believe this car may have ended up at Seymour.Think the ARHS museum had it allocated to them now and is in the museum, along with the diner Mitta Mitta, but it was stored at SRHC for some time.
V & A.
On the subject of Tanjil, what is happening to its old room mate at Islington (SA) Wimmera (VRS 2), it is supposed to be owned by the same mob that own the Murraylander, does anyone know what is going on with this carriage.
Wimmera and Tanjil at Islington 2002.