Class operators Commonwealth Railways
Entered service October 1914
Entered the museum 24th May 1988.
Length (over coupling points) 37’ 6’’
Load Weight 35 tons
Ownership National Railway Museum
Provenance Commonwealth Railways
Tare Weight 17 tons 15 cwt 3 q
This van was built by Gray Bros. of Port Adelaide as an R-class Flat Wagon, and would have probably been used to carry rail for the construction of the Transcontinental Railway. A year or so later it was rebuilt as a G-class Open Wagon, and ran as such until 1940 when it was again rebuilt; this time to a VZ-class Covered Van. Some time thereafter the Z was dropped and it ran as V.260 until reclassified ABGY by Australian National about 1980. It was donated to the Museum; being delivered on 24th May 1988.