Great Southern Railway Literature and Press Releases.
Correspondence with Kym Bird, also included reference to historic articles
The 300-400 Class Railcars and 829-860 Class Trailer Cars of the South Australian Railways,Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin; p219-238, October 1985, Vol.26 No.576; p243-261, November 1985, Vol.26 No.577; p279-283 December 1985, Vol.26 No.578.
Brill Railcars of the South Australian Railways,Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin; p213-236, October 1991, Vol.32 No.528; p237-260, November 1991, Vol.32 No.529; p272-282 December 1991, Vol.32 No.530; p1-8, January 1992, Vol.33 No.531.
Michael Dix correspondence.
Correspondence with Matthew Reid of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
National Archives of Australia - normally will be followe by a series reference number.
National Railway Museum correspondence.
Correspondence with Peter Knife.
Correspondence with Phil Leonard.
Correspondence with Peter Medlin.
Correspondence with Peter Michalak.
Correspondence with Paul Quinn.
Railpage Australia Forums.
South Australian, Commonwealth and Australian National Railways Rollingstock Record Cards. These were large cardboard cards, one per vehicle, maintained by the workshops that showed all major alterations and repairs done to that vehicle. They are generally a lot more accurate them the computerised "TIMS" records. See the "TIMS" reference for more details.
Correspondence with Steve Ford.
Correspondence with Trevor Horman.
Information extracted from Australian Nationals Computerised Traffic Information Management System (TIMS) The records that have been extracted from TIMS, and the Computerised Wagon Monitoring System (WMS), are not always very accurate. Frequently significant alterations did not make it into the system. An example is the upgrade of "Ghan" cars. These cars only show the date of the work order for modifications being issued in 1988 with very little information about when the actual work took place. For some cars this was not until 18 months later. Port Augusta still maintained paper based manual rollingstock record cards of changes long after they supposedly moved over to "TIMS", so generally "TIMS" shows the date the work was approved/proposed rather than when it was actually carried out.