KC tallow container wagons

KC 114 at Geelong loco depot. May 15 1978.
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

Number in Class 30
Number group 87 - 106, 112 - 121
In service 1958 to late 70's
Where built
Modeling An S.E.M. IY wagon underframe with homemade container brackets and load boards
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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