40 Queensland carriages for sale

 
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Looks like either the rollingstock from the sunlander or worse from the other passenger services which had them withdrawn last year.
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Would there be any "qualified buyers" for a bunch of sleeping cars parked on the narrow gauge in Ipswich, all of which are over 60 years old?

No doubt there will be a few "tyre kickers" having a look, but I can't imagine any other fate than the scrappers oxy torch.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

just clink on the link

http://www.manheim.com.au/trucks-machinery/landing/rollingstock-expressions-of-interest

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Worth scrap value only. That what was received for the sale of the IP etc.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
The problem with ex-railway carriages is that they have extremely limited uses - councils will not approve them as dwellings under any circumstances because the ceilings are too low, they may not meet electrical and insulation codes and they're generally too difficult to bring up to standard for habitation purposes; they are also prohibitively expensive to move by road. It's a shame because they would probably make a great boutique B&B type thing on a country property adjoining a busy railway line - if you could get approval for their use that way.

Nice to imagine 'what if' though.
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
Lawn ornaments. If only my lawn was bigger.
  Tristans Station Master

Do we know if any of the carriages sold?

Cheers.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Do we know if any of the carriages sold?

Cheers.
Tristans

Interesting the First Class lounge ex the Queenslander section of the Sunlander wasn't in the catalogue.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The problem with ex-railway carriages is that they have extremely limited uses - councils will not approve them as dwellings under any circumstances because the ceilings are too low, they may not meet electrical and insulation codes and they're generally too difficult to bring up to standard for habitation purposes; they are also prohibitively expensive to move by road. It's a shame because they would probably make a great boutique B&B type thing on a country property adjoining a busy railway line - if you could get approval for their use that way.

Nice to imagine 'what if' though.
don_dunstan

You do see them around the country used for B&B style accommodation, there is one near "dog on a tucker box". Have to wonder how they get this approved or is it grandfathered?

Often also used on farms and acreages for cheap housing, but not prime areas.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Do we know if any of the carriages sold?

Cheers.

Interesting the First Class lounge ex the Queenslander section of the Sunlander wasn't in the catalogue.
The Vinelander
Remember heritage operators were given first bite of the cherry. Community groups also have had some carriages "given" to them. Perhaps one of them got it?
  jonwil Station Master

I have seen instances of old railway carriages turned into dining space and things for restaurants and cafes and similar. Whether these particular cars would be suitable for that role I dont know.

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