KS timber wagons


ABOVE: KS 1 at Newport storage yard. July 1978.

Number in Class 7
Number group 1 - 7
Construction period 1957 - 1959
In service 1957 - end
Where built Newport W.S.
Diagram
Modeling
KS 1 was converted from KT 320 in 1957 by removing the pulpwood dividers and adding side plates to the bulkheads.KS 2 - 6 were new "bodies" attached to IY underframes. KS 7 was a stretched KT that was briefly coded IT


ABOVE: KS 2 at Dandenong. Feb 1978.

ABOVE: KS 2 entered service Nov. 1958, scrapped May 1979

ABOVE: KS 3 at Jolimont April 1980
photo courtesy Peter J Vincent


ABOVE: KS 3 at Westall. May 20 1978


ABOVE: KS 5 at Nth Geelong yard. early 1977
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler


KS 6 was different to the other KS's, it was fitted for "hardwood" transportation. In later years it was in normal scantling service as shown here in at Dandenong Feb 1978. KS 6 entered service March 1959, scrapped March 1979.

KT 357 was lengthened by approx 4 feet, it was briefly coded IT 252 before being coded KS 7 in March 1973, KS 7 was scrapped Dec. 1977.

Stencil on KS 1

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