L 1 to L 1252 had peaked (gable roofs)
The later L's (L 1253 - L1432) had a curved roof as shown.
L 1306 at Brooklyn, April 1 1978
L 1329 at Brooklyn, April 1 1978
L 1331 at Brooklyn, March 1978
L 1352 at Nth Geelong. Feb 2 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler
L 1371 at Brooklyn, March 1978
L 1390 at Brooklyn, March 1978
L 1421 at Brooklyn, March 1978
L 1431 at Brooklyn, March 1978
End view of L 1393
|Now that SEM has released a supurb HO model of a gable roof L wagon I realised that I didn't have an end view of the wagon that the model is based on. So, to assist those with the kit, here is a pic, the neg. is very scratched but the pic should be helpful to modelers.|
Builders photo of L 601 which was constructed Oct 1907. The number board was later moved, also note the dual waybill clip. Each deck could have a different consignor. Whilst the vehicle was airbraked auto couplers would have to wait until 1932.
Official VR photo, Frank Kelly collection.