ST-2 - Northern Territory
This car resides at the Adelaide River Railway Station Precinct, about 100km south of Darwin. It has a QR flat top for company.
It is perhaps, the northern most Fairmont in Australia.
This car has been identified as 899, formerly a QR car more recently based with the preservation group that operated out of Larrimah. THere are a few other Fairmonts in the Territory, mainly STT's and an M15 at Alice Springs, two other QR cars (models unknown) and the remains of an S2 (formerly Francis Creek Mining Co)
The piece of paper on the front has generic waffle about Fairmont, but notes its Pacifc Serial number as 2262. This would suggest it is one of the later build ST-2s - perhaps into the late 1970's or early 1980's. Kens Section Car Shed notes cars with higher serial numbers. Kens pages also host a pic of this car at Larrimah.
This pic came from my good friend and colleague Julius. It shows him sitting on an ex CR ST2 N177, and what appears to be either N136 or N138.
Photo was taken at Ewaninga, the southern end of the line under the control of the Ghan Preservation Society.
© Nic Doncaster Page uploaded April 18, 2008. Updated March 20, 2014.