BK / BKL - Economy 'K' Sitting Car


To overcome a temporary car shortage, some cars from South Australia were leased from Australian National Railways (ANR). The cars took a while to arrive as there were union problems in South Australia due to train service cuts.

In ANR service the cars were already classed BK.

BK

Cars 702 and 703 entered passenger service in Victoria as BK 1 and BK 2 in 1983. In about 1992 the cars were returned to South Australia.

Seating capacities for each car was 56 passengers.

BKL

Car 600 entered passenger service as BKL 3 in December 1983. About 1992 the car was returned to South Australia.

Seating capacity was 64 passengers.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'BK  '

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

   DJ632 BK - on Up Bendigo set, Sunshine, 11/1983, [oPJV]
   AL498 BK 1, [oGRE]
   AU489 BK 1 - ex AN car, Spencer Street, 1980s, [sFXK]
   BQ451 BK 1 - s2e1, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   BU100 BK 1 - VR, s1e1, c1990, [oSXH]
   BQ449 BK 2 - axlebox/boge lettering, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   AV296 BK 2 - bogie, Flinders Street Yard, 2/11/1983, [oPJV]
   BQ447 BK 2 - bogie, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   BQ446 BK 2 - e2 side door/steps, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   BQ443 BK 2 - e2p, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   BQ444 BK 2 - e2q, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   AV209 BK 2 - end steps, Flinders Street Yard, 2/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AV208 BK 2 - end steps, platform hinge plate, Flinders Street Yard, 2/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AV207 BK 2 - ex SAR, s2, Flinders Street Yard, 2/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AV344 BK 2 - id photo, Flinders Street Yard, 2/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AV450 BK 2 - s1, Flinders Street Yard, 2/11/1983, [oPJV]
   BQ445 BK 2 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for BK   
   Photos   for  'BKL  '

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

   AL496 BKL 3, [oGRE]
   BQ453 BKL 3 - bogie, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   BQ455 BKL 3 - class lettering, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   AU490 BKL 3 - ex AN car, Spencer Street, 1980s, [sFXK]
   BQ452 BKL 3 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 18/10/1984, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for BKL   

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File c397m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 1/11/2007