I took a colour photo of AAH 9, (now AAH 19) in 1964 or so when it was first outshopped by Eveleigh with the air suspension 2BS bogies. The whole train had been repainted in purple-brown (possibly for the first time) with a white roof. I also took a shot showing the whole rake including the PHO power van, then still with one engine and the original guard's compartment.
Thanks, Peter. I recall that cars AAH.7 and (2nd) AAH.8 were used as accommodation vehicles for some of the loco-hauled Tulloch rail cars displaying the Queen's travelling exhibition in 1977. I took some individual photos of these cars at Queanbeyan, and from memory the anti-climbers had been placed at the corners by that time. The cars, together with (2nd) AAH.9 (now AAH.19), retained the "atmosphere" of the 72'6" carriage stock, with the retention of crown lights and matchboard panelling.