A 1926

Original Number: A1926
TMS Number A56402
Other Number: AL56112
Builder: NZR-Otahuhu
Year Built: 1939
Entered Service: June 1939
Withdrawn from Service:  
Length over Headstocks: 56 feet (15.2 metres)
Carbody Width: 8 feet 11 itches (2.7 metres)
Weight: 27 ton 10cwt (28 tonnes)
Current Status: In Service 
A1926 Pukeoware 21Nov2010(500)
A 1926 Pukeoware – D. J. Maciulaitis photo

Carriage History: 
Built at the Otahuhu Workshops, Auckland as a single compartment second class carriage seating 56 
passengers with two lavatories one at either end of the carriage. It weighed in at 27ton 10cwt. 
After only 3 months in Wellington, A 1926 was transferred to the Auckland district for use on services to 
During use in suburban service A 1926 was given the Traffic Monitoring System identification of A56402. 
In November 1984 when a guards compartment was fitted the carriage became AL56112. 
AL56112 was withdrawn from service and purchased by the Railway Enthusiast Society for use on
Mainline Excursions on the KiwiRail network. 
In 2008 AL56112 was sent for refurbishment to the Hutt workshops, Wellington.

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