Silverton Tramway Company
Class operators Silverton Tramway Company
Length (over coupling points) 7.9m
Condition Good (after basic restoration)
Ownership National Railway Museum
Tare Weight 9.5t
Load Weight 31.0t
Provenance Silverton Tramway Company
This narrow gauge bogie ore wagon is one of hundreds built and operated by the Silverton Tramway Co Ltd. Many of the 1920s built ON wagons were rebuilt and strengthened in the mid-1950s. The ONs were used to convey lead/zinc ore concentrate from the mines at Broken Hill to Port Pirie. This traffic was progressively converted into larger, more modern wagons, using the standard gauge railway, culminating in ON929 being placed out of use in January 1970.
It is an example (the only one) of a typical wagon used to convey ore via narrow gauge between Broken Hill and Port Pirie for more than 50 years. It would have been hauled by many of the locomotives on display at the museum, of the Silverton Tramway Co Ltd.