G-class 4-wheel Steel Open Wagon No. 363

South Australian Railways

Broad Gauge


Class operators                                                   South Australian Railways

Condition                                                             Reasonable

Entered service                                                   April 1902

Entered the museum                                          16.09.1970

Length (over coupling points)                            20’ 10’’ (6.35 metres)

Number in class                                                 47

Ownership                                                         History Trust of South Australia

Provenance                                                       South Australian Railways

Withdrawn                                                         1969


This is the match-wagon for the crane No. 2327. Built at the Islington Workshops in April 1902, it is one of 47 36’’ sided steel open wagons built between 1894 and 1903. Used to carry 11 tons of general freight they were soon eclipsed by the larger Y-class which were introduced in 1909. Most were converted to F-class flat wagons in 1932, and the remainder used for departmental purposes.

No. 363 assumed its role as match-wagon in 1932, was written off in 1969, and placed in the Mile End Railway Museum on 10th September 1970. It was moved to the Port Dock Museum on 18th June 1987.

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