15 March 2013

NEW short wheelbase VR HD Sand Wagon

NEW short wheelbase VR HD Sand Wagon


This sand wagon group consisted of hand-me-down IC Tippler (I/IA Tommy Bents) rollingstock placed into low mileage traffic. These 11 wagons were built at Bendigo Workshops from 1972 to 1975 and were used to traffic locomotive traction sand. The IC’s already had their doors removed and a sheet of steel welded in. With the conversion to HD Sand wagon they also had hoppers installed and discharge shoots added to the wagons.By the early 80’s these short wheelbase sand wagon were either taken of register, scrapped or modified and renumber for another use. There were other similar wagons that were built to the same design but used the surplus longer wheelbase RY wagons.

This wagon will be released SUNDAY at Sanddown Exhibtion. It will retail for $20 and will include decals.

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