Dining Car 660 'Chimanimani'
Drawn by & copyright: Sue Lawrence
Built: Bulawayo Workshops
Service entry: 1905
Rebuilt as Chimanimani: 1942
Cost of rebuild: £4,500
Wheels: 2'10" Dia.
Overall length: 60'0" Over headstocks.
Number 660 is the saloon half of twin dining car 660 / 661,
Chimanimani. The kitchen, accommodation coach,
illustrated in the diagram above, has been scrapped.

The coach has 40 seats, ice boxes, sideboard and a bar

The underframe was originally built in 1905 as part of a
sporting car. It was then used for a dining car, and reused
again under Chimanimani.

The coach is a working exhibit, and is used on special trains.
It has also been hired to the Victoria Falls Safari Express.
Coach 660, Chimanimani in the Museum.
Photo. Geoff Cooke
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Caoch 660, Chimanimani interior.
Photo. Geoff Cooke