A2005 New Number

Carriages - A 2005

A2005 Inside Number

A2005 Badge Class/No: A 2005 Length: 56' 0"
TMS Type/No: A 56884 Clad: Steel Clad
Year: 1941 State: Overhaul
Builder: NZR - Addington
Distributed Load: Tare: 26500 kg
Notes: 1988 - 2002 Vintage Rail. Palmerston Nth
2002 Feilding
Carriage Text: 55 Kph, Wb 5 11 98, 70km/h

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A 1998 (TMS A56833) and A 2005 (TMS A56884) are Subbie cars (suburban passenger cars). They had been used by the F group back in 1998 and stored in Wellington. When the F group closed we were able to lease these two carriages from the Rail Heritage Trust and then moved them to Feilding.

They came orginally fitted with flip over seats that seated 72 people. The seats were not the scarat type seats and were very uncomfortable for long journeys as they had a short back and slide holes in the seat base. Both carriages have been fitted with scarat seats and the orginal ones have been sold to other rail organisations.

Ex Subbie Car Arriving from Wellington into our yard.
28 December 2002
A56884 in Carriage Shed These photos show either side of the carriage. Rotten timbers are in the process of being replaced. Then the steel cladding will be replaced, scarats seats fitted and a toilet installed.
5 July 2008
A56884 in Carriage Shed
A56884 Inside Inside the carriage from either end. All seats have been removed to allow work to be done on the floor. Both carriages require major repairs to the floor in the entrance ways.
5 July 2008
A56884 Inside
A2005 at Loading Bank The carriage is now fully restored and ready for mainline certification.
5 November 2011
A2005 at Loading Bank
NZR Emblem It has been labelled with the pre TMS number A2005 and decorated with the New Zealand Railways shield.
5 November 2011
A2005 Inside Inside the carriage from either end.
5 November 2011
A2005 Inside
Extra Seating
Opposite the toilet is a bench seat. The seat lifts up for storage of emergency equipment.
5 November 2011
A2005 Brake
A2005 Loo A toilet and basin have been installed.
5 November 2011
A2005 Basin
A2005 Light The original light fittings and vents have been kept.
5 November 2011
A2005 Vent

Have a look at the A2005 restoration page to see what restoration and maintence has been completed since A2005 came to FDSRS.

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