The Guards Van

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The Guard's Van is a charming, compact Queen suite with large, modern bathroom.  Meticulously restored in 2020 and opened in April 2021, it is the most recent addition to our collection. Originally an HG mixed train Guards Van with a small passenger compartment and Guards room, it was built at Eveleigh Carriage Works in 1900. It was converted to a Workman’s Van (L1162), in 1952 before being condemned and sold at Mudgee Yard to Scott McGregor for $60 in 1983. Scott moved it to Ruwenzori in that year and it became a workshop, storeroom and occasional overflow bedroom until its full-scale renovation began back in mid-January 2021. The construction of a roof over the whole area is an excellent addition helping to preserve and cool it all while making a lovely covered social space linking the Station and the Van.

  • Queen Bed
  • Luggage racks
  • Electric wall heater, and louvered windows and fans in Summer
  • Ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating
  • Undercover outdoor area for relaxing