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7 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

From the Collection of Puffing Billy Railway School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

Description
7 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car
made of wrought iron and timber
Size
Length Overall: 27' 4" ( 8330 mm ) Width: 6' 3" ( 1905 mm ) Height Overall: 9' 2 " ( 2794 mm ) Tare Weight: 7 tons fully loaded Nominal Passenger Capacity: 28 Gauge: 2' 6"
Object Registration
000270
Keywords
puffing billy railway, pbr, rolling stock , 7nbh, victorian railways narrow gauge - passenger rolling stock,, victorian railways, nbh - excursion car,
Historical information
7NBH - Excursion Car
8/12/1919 NWS Built new

NBH
SECOND-CLASS EXCURSION CAR. The H was recognising their use for "Holiday" traffic. 15 of these cars were built in 1919 and numbered 1-15. Two more were built in 1981, and numbered 16 & 17. Two extended versions for wheelchair passengers were built in 1981 & 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series due to the different type of vehicle.
Six, numbered 18-23, were built in 1997-98. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 18NBH entered traffic 19/4/1997; 19NBH on 5/12/1997; 20NBH on 19/12/1997, the others added in 1998.


VR Service History
*NBH 7.VA - 8/12/1919 NWS Built new -
/ 1/1929 - Modified AC Malco BO
circa 1955 - Condemned -

Puffing Billy Service History or Notes
8 Dec 1919 - Nos 7 to 15 NBH (new) delivered to UPPER FERN TREE GULLY after this date.
Oct 2009 - Lifted.
Mar 2013 - Lift
When Made
8/12/1919
Made By
Victorian Railways - Newport Workshop (Maker)
Significance
Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car
Inscriptions & Markings
7NBH
Last updated
10 Apr 2019 at 1:40PM