V-class bogie Covered Van (outside frame), No. 260

Commonwealth Railways

Standard Gauge

 

Class operators                                                 Commonwealth Railways

Condition                                                             Excellent

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

Withdrawn                                                          1988

 

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.

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