KC tallow container wagons
KC 114 at Geelong loco depot. May 15 1978.
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler
|Converted from IY open wagons this class carried special "Tallow" containers. Tallow is a by product of animal slaughter. The only traffic I'm aware of was from Uncle Ben's pet food plant at Wodonga to a unloading facility near the canal zone of Melbourne Yard where the containers were transferred to road truck|
The classender KC 121 awaits the scrappers torch at Ranglea 1979
Unknown KC at West Footscray, 1979
Closeup of stencil/load board and container lugs
The photo below is from the March 1962 VR newletter
Containers carrying tallow. At Dynon, steam fed pipes liquify the tallow before road trucks convey it to soap factories.
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