S flat wagons


S 108 at Geelong, June 17 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

Number in Class 101
Number group 1 - 203
Construction period 1925 (see text)
In service 1925 - end
1979 recode VFDA
Where built USA, Newport
Diagram General Arrangement
Modeling VR products make a HO plastic/brass kit.

Veteran Models make an O scale kit.

The first two S's (1&2) were built by the American Car & Foundry company in the U.S.A. and assembled at Newport workshops in 1925. The rest of the class were converted from E wagons for wartime traffic between 1940 and 1942.

From 1947 to 1949 many S's were converted back to E wagons. By the late 70's only about 6 S's remained, 1, 2, 50, 77, 108 and 115 that I know of. S 1 and 115 got 20' container brackets late in life.


S 158 circa 1948

S 50 at Dandenong, 1978


ABOVE & BELOW: S 77 at Jewell, 1978

Handbrake end view of S 77, photo at Jewell 1978.


S 108 at Sth Dynon, 1977


S 1 above and S 2 below in 1978, these were the two pattern wagons imported from the American Car & Wagon company
Both photos courtesy Rob O'Regan

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