On the 28th of May, 2004, ex Victorian & South Australian Railways joint stock sleeper car 'Tambo' arrived at Maldon. The car had been at the West Coast Railway depot at Ballarat.
At some time prior a number of the sleeping compartments had been stripped out. The owner had contracted alterations and restoration work to be undertaken at Maldon prior to the car being leased by the VGR. Several of the remaining sleeping compartments were refurbished, an area of the vehicle was opened into a 'saloon area' and an observation platform created at one end of the car.