R26 Coach & R27 Vista Dome Coach
1964 - 1967
Illustration of the red/yellow R26 used in the 1964 - 67 Australian Catalogues.
R26 Coach – TransAustralia.
R26 Coach – TransAustralia. Later version with silver roof.
R27 Vista Dome Coach – TransAustralia. Later version with plain red dome seating.
models were used only in the 1964 – 65 RS21 set and the 1966-67 R4B set with
the red Australian Princess Royal locomotive. They were not available
separately. The sets usually had two R26 coaches, but they can sometimes be
found with an R26 coach and an R27 Vista Dome Coach.
Some later models of the coach can be found with silver painted roofs. These are blue mouldings from the blue and yellow R26 and were possibly used when the grey roof mouldings ran out towards the end of production in 1967. The vista dome seating is in the standard red/yellow/green colours on early models, but later models had plain red seating, like the later blue/yellow vista dome models.
Information and photographs Graeme Brown