South Australian Railways
Class operators South Australian Railways
Provenance South Australian Railways
Condition Very good
Ownership National Railway Museum
Entered service November 1913
Number in class 1262
Tare Weight 8 tons 9 cwt (8457kg)
Load Weight 17 tons (17,000kg)
Length (over coupling points) 22’ 10’’ (6.96m)
The most numerous of all wagon types is the open wagon and in South Australia, until comparatively recent times, it outnumbered the combined totals of all other types. The Y-class became the standard broad-gauge open wagon on the South Australian Railways in the years before the Webb rehabilitation, 1262 having been built by various builders between 1909 and 1923. In later years the class became much diminished by rebuilding to other types and conversion to narrow-gauge, and the remainder were largely displaced by the OF-class introduced in the early 1950s.
No.3582 was built by Gray Bros. of Port Adelaide in 1913. It was acquired from Australian National by the Mile End Railway Museum on 24th July 1986 and moved to the museum on 5th June 1987.