Y-class 4 wheel steel open wagon No.3582

South Australian Railways

Broad Gauge


Class operators                                                   South Australian Railways

Provenance                                                         South Australian Railways

Condition                                                             Very good

Ownership                                                           Port Dock Station Railway Trust

Entered service                                                   November 1913

Number in class                                                  1262

Tare Weight                                                         8 tons 9 cwt (8457kg)

Load Weight                                                       17 tons (17,000kg)

Length (over coupling points)                             22’ 10’’ (6.96m)


The most numerous of all wagon types is the open wagon and in South Australia, until comparatively recent times, it outnumbered the combined totals of all other types. The Y-class became the standard broad-gauge open wagon on the South Australian Railways in the years before the Webb rehabilitation, 1262 having been built by various builders between 1909 and 1923. In later years the class became much diminished by rebuilding to other types and conversion to narrow-gauge, and the remainder were largely displaced by the OF-class introduced in the early 1950s.

No.3582 was built by Gray Bros. of Port Adelaide in 1913. It was acquired from Australian National by the Mile End Railway Museum on 24th July 1986 and moved to the museum on 5th June 1987.

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