T insulated iced vans (420 - 469)

Number in Class 50
Number group 420 - 469
Construction period 1954
In service 1954 - early 80's
Where built Newport W.S.
Modeling Auscision build a HO ready to run model.
This third and final group of T's were of vastly different construction to the earlier wooden T vans.

A very comprehensive article on this series of T vans appeared in the August 1997 issue of A.M.R.M.

As built the steel T's were painted silver as shown in this photo taken circa 1955.
Official VR photo

T 422 had strengthened panels, presumably as a test, it was not repeated.
T 422 at Nth Geelong yard, June 15 1978.
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

T 427 at Newport workshops Feb 1978

T 430 at Ararat, 1979.

T 439 at Williamstown Pier, Dec. 1980
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent

T 448. photo at Williamstown pier. April 22 1978

T 451. Nov. 16 1982
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

T 453 photo at Williamstown pier. April 22 1978

T 459 at Nth Geelong yard, July 29 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

Handbrake side view of T 459 at Dandenong, Feb 1978.

T 462. photo at Williamstown pier. April 22 1978

At least 2 steel T's (452 and 463) received wooden doors. Oakleigh March 1977
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

T 463 at Nth Geelong yard, April 6 1979
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

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