BRS 224 – ECONOMY CLASS COMPARTMENT CARRIAGE WITH BUFFET
BRS 224 was built in September 1940 as an economy class compartment carriage number BS 7. It had eight compartments each with eight seating positions.
It was one of ten carriages modified at the Ballarat and Bendigo North Workshops to add a refreshment buffet. Conversion was completed in November 1983 and the carriage was re-numbered BRS 224.
The conversion eliminated two compartments reducing the accommodation from 64 to 48 seats.
The carriage has been repainted into Vintage Rail Travel red livery, named Williamstown and the buffet fitted with a very popular espresso coffe machine.
Last Updated: 12 November 2011.