Caboose No. 4367

South Australian Railways

Broad Gauge


Class operators: South Australian Railways

Condition: Excellent

Entered service: 1925

Entered the museum: 8.10.1968

Length (over coupling points): 37’ 10’’ (11.53 metres)

Ownership: History Trust of South Australia

Provenance: South Australian Railways

Withdrawn: 8th October 1968


The influence of American born South Australian Railways Commissioner, W. A. Webb, can be seen in the caboose style design chosen for 30 broad gauge (1600mm) brake vans introduced in 1925.

Each van was equipped with bunks, cooking facilities, food cupboards and a guard’s desk. The central cupola had elevated seats for four with clothes lockers beneath.

They saw regular service on the rear of goods trains until replaced by modern steel brake vans in the 1960s. Their last years were spent being used as employee sleepers on track gang work trains.

Number 4367 was retired to the museum on 8th October 1968.

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