SAR Type D-39 Composite mainline coach
(1st, 2nd class)

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SAR Type D-39 Composite mainline coach (1st, 2nd class)

Numbers:  8646 - 8665

Built by Union Carriage and Wagon Co. Nigel
Introduced 1963
Building continued until 1963
Seat 18 x1st class passengers and 21 x 2nd class passengers or sleep 12 x 1st class passengers or 21 x 2nd class passengers.
Roller bearings

Tare varies 47 tons 3.5 cwt

All information and data is based on the type as it was in 1966.
Coaches 8646 and 8647 were painted in Orange Express colours.
Note also that apartheid was being enforced at that time and coaches designated
with a -C suffix had the relevant markings as shown in these drawings.

Copyright Susan Lawrence 2004

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D-37 Composite D-39 Composite E-12 2nd Class E-12-C 2nd Class E-13 2nd Class
E-13-C 2nd Class E-16 2nd Class F-12-C Composite H-9 3rd Class H-21 3rd Class
H-24 3rd Class K-36 Baggage/Guard K-42 Baggage/Guard K-45 Baggage/Guard K-51 Baggage/Guard
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