BZ 270 – ECONOMY CLASS OPEN SALOON CARRIAGE
BZ 270 was one of twelve economy class open saloon carriages with 16 rows of 2+2 seats (a total of 68 seats) built between 1957 and 1960. It was completed in February 1959 and numbered BZ 7.
During refurbishment in the Bendigo North Workshops the partition between the (former) smoking and non-smoking sections was removed and the seating spacing altered to add an additional row of seats increasing capacity to 68. The carriage was re-number BZ 270 in August 1983.
The carriage has been repainted red with a grey roof. The shade of red is as used in the 1940s on "AS" and "BS" carriages that were not used on the Spirit of Progress. It carries the Vintage Rail Travel brand and is named NEWPORT.
Last Updated: 21 January 2015