Railmotor trailers

Walker trailer MT 58 at Newport May. 1981
Walker trailers
Number in Class 15
Number group 50 - 64
Construction period
Where built Newport
There were railmotor trailers built for the Walker, (15 trailers) and DERM (5 trailers) and earlier railmotors. When a single railmotor was not enough for the passengers offering a trailer could be attached to increase passenger capacity. In later yers several passenger cars were recoded MT and used as trailers
DERM trailers
Number in Class 5
Number group 26 - 30
Construction period 1930
Where built Newport

DERM Trailers


MT 26, photo date: Jan 1982.
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

DERM trailer MT 28 at Newport workshops May 1981

MT 28, circa 1978
Photo courtesy Peter J Vincent

MT 29, photo date: Jan 1982.
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

Walker Trailers

ABOVE: Walker trailer, MT 56 at Ballarat 1981
BELOW: at Spencer St
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

ABOVE: MT 60 at Spencer Street 1976
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

MT 25 was recoded from APL 20 in 1928, it lasted until 1940 when it was recoded to BCPL 1. At least 2 photos exist of this car attached to RM 55, at the time RM 55 was all 2nd class and as can be seen, MT 25 was all 1st class. Dedicated PERM/DERM trailers did not arrive until Aug. 1930. Photo date 1928.

DERM trailer MT 26, most likely in as built condition, 1930

In 1981 3 VFW's and an ABW were recoded to MT for railmotor trailer service. MT 32 was ex VFW 3 (ex AW)
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

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