VRS buffet cars

VRS 2 (ex Wimmera) at Spencer St Feb. 1981
Number in Class 3
Number group 1 - 3
Construction period 1938-39
In service 1962 - 1980's
Where built Newport
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Three buffet cars were converted to Standard Gauge in 1962, at this time the cars lost their distinctive names and were classed as "VRS"

In the 80's they were renumbered to 3 digit numbers due to computerisation.

Built as Built date 1962 # re#
Mitta Mitta Feb. 1939 1 231 (12/1983)
Wimmera Dec. 1938 2 232 (4/1988)
Tanjil 1937 3 233 (9/1985)


Above, TANJIL, probably as built in 1937.

ABOVE: VRS 233 (ex Tanjil) at Spencer Street: Aug. 1986

BELOW: VRS 3 at Sth Dynon, 1978, prior to renumbering to VRS 233.
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan



Wimmera buffet car on broad gauge, before recoding to VRS

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