Hfn-class 4-wheel Hopper Wagon No.5108

South Australian Railways

Narrow Gauge


Class operators                                                   South Australian Railways

Condition                                                             Good

Entered service                                                   December 1912

Ownership                                                           Port Dock Station Railway Trust

Provenance                                                        South Australian Railways

Withdrawn                                                          1989

Length (over coupling points)                            17’ 9’’ (5.41m)

Tare Weight                                                        5 tons 3 cwt (5152kg)

Load Weight                                                      11 tons (11,000kg)


Originally classed Z, this wagon is one of 25 built by James Martin & Co. of Gawler between September and December 1912. It is a smaller version of the broad-gauge Z-class wagon, and was used for the carriage of coal and ballast. No. 5108 was used on the Peterborough Division and finally on the Gladstone-Wilmington branch. Acquired by the museum, it was on loan to the Pichi Richi Railway during 1989.

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