Class operators Commonwealth Railways
Entered service 11.3.1916
Entered the museum 6.3.2001.
Length (over coupling points) 20’ 6’’
Load Weight 50 tons
Number in class 125
Ownership National Railway Museum
Provenance Commonwealth Railways
Tare Weight 6 tons 15 cwt
One of 125 Ballast Wagons used on the standard gauge Trans-Australia railway of the Commonwealth Railways. In 1965 it was sold to BHP for use on its operation at Proper Bay, including the Coffin Bay tramway, near Port Lincoln South Australia.
Around 1999 it was sold as scrap to Lukins of Port Lincoln. Museum member Nic Doncaster saved it from being scrapped, in 2000, by purchasing it and donating it to the museum. It arrived on site on 6.3.2001.