1966 Display Car


In 1966 some surplus _AV_ cars were converted for exhibition and trade trains. The interiors were gutted and the outsides of the car covered with aluminium cladding.

Four AV cars were converted in 1966 and two _BV_ cars done in 1968. The car numbers were 1 - 6.

When not in use the cars were stored at Newport Workshops. Exhibition trains were generally run about every two years for different groups. By the late 1980's the cars were not used at all and were scrapped or sold.

_CV_ 2 was modified in later years as a power generator car for the train set.

Vehicle history list

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

   AI520 BV 9 - as Display Car body, Thomastown, c1995, [oBXY]
   AI519 BV 9 - as Display Car body, Thomastown, c1996, [oBXY]
   DK664 DISPLAY CAR- 2 Aets Train, s1e2, Newport Workshops, 24/11/1981, [oPJV]
   BM166 Display 1 - eXa p, Newport Workshops, 9/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BM165 Display 1 - eXa q, Newport Workshops, 9/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BM164 Display 1 - sX, auto end, Newport Workshops, 9/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BM189 Display 4 - s1@e1(r), left Display 5, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BM188 Display 4 - s1e1, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BM190 Display 5 - sX, Council Adult Education lettering, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BM189 Display 5 - sX@eX(l), rhs Display 4, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   AK588 Display Car 1, Newport Workshops, 8/10/1976, [oPJV]
   CN217 Display Car 2 - CAE Arts Train, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CB631 Display Car 3, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AJ975 Display Car 5, 1976, [oPJV]
   CB625 Display Car 6, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AL670 Display cars - on Showmobile train, Spencer Street, 9/1968, [oPJV]
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File c137m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 26/6/2007