South Australian Railways
Class operators South Australian Railways
Provenance South Australian Railways
Entered service May 1923
Entered the museum 28th May 1987
Ownership Port Dock Station Railway Trust
Number in class 71
Length (over coupling points) 23’ 2’’ (7.06m)
Tare Weight 10 tons 3 cwt (10,152 kilograms)
Load Weight 12 tons (12,000 kilograms)
The 71 vans in this class were built by various builders between 1900 and 1923, and were used for the carriage of goods of non-perishable nature but requiring ventilation. Originally classed A, they were reclassed DA during the 1920s.
No. 4346 was the second last of the series, in May 1923, by the Perry Engineering Co., Mile End. In 1964 it was sent to Gillman Yard for use as a tool van, replacing N.251, until written off. It was placed in the museum on 28th May 1987.