Historical information

NBC COMBINED SECOND-CLASS PASSENGER CAR AND GUARD'S VAN. Six cars, numbered 1-6, were built during 1898-1905 and originally classed NBDBD. The repeat of the 'BD' lettering in the classification signified that the vehicle was carried on bogie wheels. At the time the letter D was the letter code for Brakevans / Guard's Vans, but this was changed to C when the double-letter code was simplified in 1910. The letter C now being used to describe that a guards compartment was included in the bogie vehicle. On the narrow gauge, the vehicle numbers were retained. A final NBC numbered 7 was added to the fleet in 1910 Between 1926 and 1929 the cars were converted to autocoupler operation. 6NBC Used on the Upper Ferntree Gully, Wangaratta and Colac narrow gauge railways. Withdrawn from service 1951 and used as a workman's hut at Pakenham. Purchased by the Puffing Billy Preservation Society and moved to Menzies Creek in 1959 Utilised as a ticket office and kiosk for the Museum from 1965 to 2010. Service History : NBDBD 6.VA - 26/ 5/1905 NWS Built new - circa 1910 - To NBC 6.VA - *NBC 6.VA - circa 1910 - Reference Photo SL20 p25 /12/1927 - Modified AC Malco BO 19/ 1/1951 - Scrapped

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock - NBC 2nd Class Passenger Car and Guard's Van

Physical description

Timber body (Painted) Steel Chassis (painted) Brass Fittings (Raw) Steel Fittings (Painted)

Inscriptions & markings

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