IS timber wagons

IS 10 at Melbourne yard. Feb. 2 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

Number in Class 22
Number group 1 - 22
Construction period 1971 - 1973
In service 1977 - end
Where built
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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