Oil Tanks

Oil Tank 70 was built at Newport in 1926

Number in Class 46 (1979 total)
Number group 1 - 83 *
Construction period 1902 - 1927
In service 1902 - early 80's
Where built Newport
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Modeling
Bogie tanks got class letters, TW, TWF etc but 2 axle oil tanks never got a letter class, they were simply refered to as "oil tanks"

Oil Tank 27 was built at Newport in 1925 for the Commonwealth Oil Refinery, photo date 1977.


Oil Tank 29 at Port Melbourne, 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

Oil Tank 30 was built at Newport in 1926 for the Commonwealth Oil Refinery, photo date 1977.

Oil Tank 53 was built at Newport in 1927, photo date Aug 1980.
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent

Oil Tank 73 was built at Newport in 1927, photo date 1977.

OT 77 at Port Melbourne 1978



Oil Tank 8 built at Newport workshops May 1919, photo date circa 1919. For most of its life this wagon was employed delivering transformer oil to suburban sub-stations.
The photo below shows the same wagon 60 years later after having been retired from service and awaiting preservation at Newport workshops.


After the main group of 2 axle tanks were built there were more 2 axle tanks built whose numbers were interspersed in the bogie number group. OT 512 was built circa 1959 and was in departmental fuel service when this photo was taken in 1982
A photo of 482 oil tank stencilled sodium sulphite appears in the August 1958 VR newsletter

Above and Below, OT 66, 1978.

Page last updated Wed, Oct 19, 2011