My resources don't mention when they built these cars, just that Australian National Railways ("AN") did build them, at most likely at the Islington Workshops
. Given they are called "AN" cars by AN, long before AN called a locomotive an "AN" it would suggest that it was some time after 1981.
All I can confirm was that by 1986, three cars were allocated to Tailem Bend, Karoonda and Naracoorte Gangs. All broad (63") gauge.
The above car was sitting in Islington Gang Compound when snapped.
The data I have from Australian National does not note if there were any used, in 1986, on the standard system: however there were several on the Broad Gauge.
A couple have been preserved by Steamranger in SA (broad gauge) and one by YPRail on the standard gauge, but modified for broad gauge running.
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