KPC special container wagons


KPC 503 photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

Number in Class 5
Number group 501 - 505
Construction period 1963 - 1971
In service 1963 - 1977
1979 recode
Where built Nth Melb & Bendigo
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Modeling S.E.M. I/IA underframe with container brackets
"Prestige Fabric Mills" was a large factory in Ararat. To transport their product to Melbourne "Prestige" had non standard containers which required a special wagon.

KPC 501 - 502 ex K wagons converted 3/1963

KPC 503 - 504 ex I/IA wagons converted 10/1969

KPC 505 ex IC converted 6/1971

All wagons were ex I/IA


KPC 502 photograph circa 1963
Official VR photo.


In storage at Williamstown 1978.
Notice the wood plank floor either side of the container area.

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