1908 Sleeping and Dining Car


There were two vehicle in this group: Kiewa and Avon.

Kiewa entered service during December 1886 as _O__ 3. It was built by the Mann Boudior Car Company, America. It was removed from Joint Stock traffic, probably in the years 1906/1907 as replacement rolling stock ( E stock ) entered service. In August 1908 the car was renamed 'Mildura' and entered VR local traffic. It was renamed to Kiewa during march 1911. In 1924 the car lost the Dining section and became an all sleeper car. It was scrapped May 1929.

The car Avon ran as a sleeping car 1908 to 1911 before entering this service.

Vehicle history list

   Photos

FileID Description................................................

   AA052 Kiewa, [oMDN]
   AA950 Kiewa, 1925, [oMDN]
   AD372 Kiewa - distant view, [sFXK]
   Diagrams

FileID Description................................................

   BF661 ABL - (ABc), [sPJV]
   BF662 Avon - (Mann Sleeping Car), [sPJV]
   AE134 Avon - Kiewa, late Mann Boudior, [oPTC]
   AE134 Kiewa - Avon, late Mann Boudior, [oPTC]
   BF661 Kiewa, Avon - Combined Sleeper/Diner, [sPJV]
   CM420 Mitta Mitta, Kiewa, Avon, 6/1914, [oPTC]

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File c071m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 18/4/2007