QR drop side open wagon

Number in Class 407, (223 1979 total)
Number group 1 - 407
Construction period 1890 - 1930
In service 1890 - end
1979 recode VOWA
Where built Various, see diagrams
More photos
+MODELLING+ Steam Era Models does aHO scale model
In later years the QR's were relegated to departmental service after a long life as general service open wagons. In departmental service they often carried sleepers and dirt. In sleeper unloading service the doors were dropped and the sleepers manually thrown out of the wagon.They saw occasional service in revenue traffic when wagon supply was short as shown in the above photo.

There were two main types of QR

3 door #'s 1 - 376 and 407

4 door #'s 377 - 406

QR 38 in as built condition circa 1900

QR 168 circa 1905
Official VR photo.

QR 121 photographed circa 1920
Photo courtesy State Library of Victoria collection


QR 7 circa 1930
State Library of Victoria collection

QR 91 at Nth Melb workshops, Feb 1978.

Archbar bogies on unknown QR, circa 1960.
Official VR photo.

ABOVE: Underside view of a QR after an unknown derailment.


BELOW: Steam Era Models recently released a supurb HO model of the 3 door QR.

page last updated Sat, 18 Aug 2012