IS timber wagons
IS 10 at Melbourne yard. Feb. 2 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler
|Throughout the 60's and 70's VR saw continuing increases in timber traffic from the Eastern district. The IS class were KT wagons that were lengthened to increase carrying capacity.
IS 1 seems to have been the guinea pig for this project, it was a standard IA wagon that was lengthened
This stretched IA was the prototype for the IS conversions, curiously the doors were not removed.
Stencil on IS 1
The earlier IS's had less robust ends than later IS's like IS 19 below.
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