Post-Preservation Classifications

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NAC Carriage

NAC

COMBINED NB PASSENGER CAR AND GUARD'S VAN. A compartment NB which has had a guard's compartment temporarily added in one end. Due to the temporary nature of the guard's compartment, this vehicle retains its number in the NB numbering sequence, but is classed NAC to differentiate it from the standard NBC. The use of the A is possibly a recognition of the car's original NAB classification despite it now being a "second-class" car.
NAL Carriage

NAL

FIRST-CLASS SALOON CAR. Four saloon end-platform cars originally built during 1901–1902 by the Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd. for the 3'6" gauge Mt. Lyell Mining & Railway Company in Tasmania and classed O. Converted for use as second-class cars on the 2'6" gauge Puffing Billy Railway during 1965–1966, these cars were reclassified NBL and numbered 1–4. The L recognises their Mt. Lyell origin, No. 1 was kept for use as the Railway's VIP car and was reconditioned to a higher standard. No. 2 was similarly upgraded in 1985 for use on special occasions. In 1989 No. 3 was similarly reconditioned with No. 4 receiving similar treatment in 1995. These cars were re-classified NAL in recognition of their new first-class nature.
NBD Carriage

NBD

COMBINED NB PASSENGER CAR AND GUARD'S VAN. A saloon or end platform NB which has had a guard's compartment temporarily added in one end. Due to the temporary nature of this conversion, this vehicle also retains its number in the NB numbering sequence but is classed NBD to differentiate it from the standard NBC and the NAC. The use of the D is recognising the code for guard's vans prior to 1910.
NBHC Carriage

NBHC

COMBINED NBH PASSENGER CAR AND GUARD'S VAN. An NBH which has had a guard's compartment temporarily added in one end. Due to the temporary nature of this conversion, this vehicle also retains its number in the NBH numbering sequence, but has the C added to indicate its use as a guard's van.
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NNN

BALLAST HOPPER, This vehicle was built by the Tasmanian Govt. Railways in 1954 and classified QG. A number were obtained by the Puffing Billy Railway for use on ballast trains but to date, only two have been converted. When the first of these was converted for 2’6” gauge operation it kept the Tasmanian QG but with the addition of an N prefix, and also kept its Tasmanian number of 3. However, to follow traditional V.R. practice, in June 2003 it was reclassified to NNN and numbered 1 as the nearest counterpart on the V.R. was the broad-gauge NN. A second one, numbered 2, has since been converted.