OC sand hoppers

Number in Class 81
1976 total 74
1979 total 25
Number group 216 - 385
Construction period
In service 1962 - late 70's
Where built NP
Between 1962 and 1967, 81 O and ON's were fitted with roofs and loading hatches for sand transport and recoded to OC. (O/ON numbers retained.)

ICI had a large glass manufacturing plant at Spotswood and sand was shipped there from Koala Siding on the Korumburra line.

Bogie JSX/JSF's took over this traffic from the OC's in the mid to late 70's.

OC 328 (above & below) at Tottenham, Nov 1982

OC 245 at Ranglea, March 1978

OC 385 photographed 1978

OC 266 at Newport workshops, 1962.
Official VR photo

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