Two _AE_ cars were converted to "Restaurant" Cars and both entered service in late 1955. These cars were out of service for many years, at least from the late 1940's.
The two cars were named Kiewa and Moyne. This was the second use of Kiewa on a car. The first Kiewa was a Sleeper/Diner that ran 1911 to 1929.
In 1961 the cars were reclassed to _BG_.
Vehicle.............SV # Date...... Loc History............SV Notes AVE 21.VA - 16/ 7/1909 NWS Built new - circa 1910 - To AE 21.VA - AE 21.VA - circa 1936 - Modified AC Vestibule/TH Plat ends 19/ 9/1955 - To Kiewa (R) .VM - *Kiewa (R) .VM - /11/1961 - To BG 1.VA - BG 1.VA - / /1986 - Modified R104: Refurbished AVE 26.VA - 2/ 9/1909 NHE Built new - circa 1910 - To AE 26.VA - AE 26.VA - 14/10/1932 NWS Into Workshops - 9/12/1932 NWS Out of Workshops (57 days) 31/ 8/1934 NWS Into Workshops - 19/ 9/1934 NWS Out of Workshops (20 days) / 9/1934 - Modified Trans hook 15/10/1935 NWS Into Workshops - 6/12/1935 NWS Out of Workshops (53 days) 5/10/1955 - To Moyne .VM - *Moyne .VM - / 4/1959 - Withdrawn R104 /12/1961 - To BG 2.VA - BG 2.VA - 8/ 2/1971 GLE Damaged Level crossing accident 16/ 6/1971 NWS Scrapped - Code SV Date Sys Description Type - VM 1955 - VR Restaurant Car Passenger AE VA 1907 - VR Bogie First Class Express Passenger AVE VA 1906 - VR Bogie 1st Class Express Stock Passenger BG VA 1961 - VR Bogie 2nd Class Sitting Car Passenger Code Location / Builder - - GLE Glenorchy NHE Newpt, Herbert & Party NWS Newport Workshops
File c190m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 1/8/2007