SAR Type A-37 Air-conditioned dining car

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SAR Type A-37 Air-conditioned dining car (twin unit of AA-38)
 

Numbers:  

101 - Matigul 102 - Matlabas
103 - Ifafa 104 - Ngulana
105 - Sezela 106 - Marikana
107 - Usutu 108 - Mdloti
109 - Umhlanga  
 
Built by Wegmann Company, Germany
Introduced 1958
Building continued until 1959
 
Seat 38 diners
 
Roller bearings

Tare 51 tons 0 cwt

 
Note:
All information and data is based on the type as it was in 1966.
 
Coaches 101 and 102 were originally painted for use on the Blue Train, 103 - 105 for use on the Orange Express.
However, 102 was repainted red and grey in March 1965.
103 was repainted red and grey by 1966.
Matched with cars 331-339 in numerical sequence (e.g. 101 matched with 331, 102 with 332 etc).
 
Note also that apartheid was being enforced at that time and coaches designated with a -C suffix had the relevant markings as shown in these drawings.

Copyright Susan Lawrence 2004

 
A-37 Dining car AA-38 Kitchen car C-22 1st Class C-25 1st Class C-30 1st Class
C-33 1st Class C-34 1st Class D-31-C Composite D-32 Composite D-32-C Composite
D-37 Composite D-39 Composite E-12 2nd Class E-12-C 2nd Class E-13 2nd Class
E-13-C 2nd Class E-16 2nd Class F-12-C Composite H-9 3rd Class H-21 3rd Class
H-24 3rd Class K-36 Baggage/Guard K-42 Baggage/Guard K-45 Baggage/Guard K-51 Baggage/Guard
Private' Officers Coach        
         
 
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