Car 114 Wanilla

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Vehicle type Bogie coach (1900-1935)
Officers' inspection car (1935-53)
Relay van (1953-1966)
Employee kitchen and dining car (1966-1979)
First introduced 1900
To Port Lincoln 1923
Ex Port Lincoln 1979
Load capacity  
Number on Eyre Peninsula 1
Vehicle number 114 Wanilla

This unique vehicle had a long and varied career on Eyre Peninsula. Built 1900 as coach, although originally ordered as sleeper. 6-wheel bogies. To Port Lincoln 1923. Used as temporary sleeper when car 174 unavailable. Converted to Officers’ inspection (observation) car and named Wanilla Jun 1935. Converted to relay van Aug 1953 (reverted to number 114 instead of name). 'Refitted' 25 Mar 1960. Converted to employee kitchen and dining car Dec 1966. Condemned 29 Aug 1978. To Pichi Richi May 1979.

Car 114 (nearest camera) in its passenger coach guise, possibly at Coomunga. Photographer unknown, Michael Thomas collection

Relay van 114 at Port Lincoln, January 1963. Photo: Graeme Westwood

114 in its final form as an employees' kitchen and dining car, Cummins, 1974. Photo: Alex Grunbach

The following diagrams show 114 in its three guises (coach, relay van and kitchen/dining car):