KAB bulkhead flat wagons

ABOVE: KAB circa 1964

Number in Class 21
Number group 1 - 21
Construction period 1964 - 1974
In service 1964 - late 70's
Where built Newport & Bendigo
Modeling S.E.M T or U underframe with scratchbuilt bulkheads.
These wagons had a fixed bulkhead at the non handbrake end and an adjustable bulkhead at the handbrake end, very similar to the bogie SBX class. The wagon was loaded and the bulkhead was then moved up against the load and secured. Traffic was for pineboard from the Eastern district to Melbourne.

This class was converted from long T and U van underframes. I believe all KAB's had wheel handbrakes.

ABOVE: KAB 1 at Port Melbourne circa 1978

ABOVE: KAB 3 at Melbourne yard. May 2 1978.
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

ABOVE: KAB 21 at Rosedale 1977, (photo courtesy Rob O'Regan)

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