SCX cable transport
SCX's 1 - 4 were originally coded SC. #'s 5 - 8 were built as SCX. They were converted from E wagons, SCX's had specially designed cradles to transport up to 10 rolls of electrical cables . The Aug. 1961 VR newsletter states that they were to carry "SEC 222,000 volt steel cored aluminium cable. It will hold 10 large reels each weighing 4 tons"
In 1974 SCX's 1, 2, 4 & 5 had their cradles removed and were recoded to SX
SCX 6 at Williamstown, 1978.
SCX 8 at Williamstown Pier, Oct 6 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler
The photo below is from the Feb. 1963 VR Newsletter
|First load of SEC's steel cored aluminium cable goes on the special SC wagon. As the cable is very sensitive to vibration it is carried on cradles that have a layer of rubber cushions. Ten reels (35 tons) were carried for the Colac - Terang power transmission line.
Photo and caption from the Nov. 1961 VR newsletter
The article below is from the April 1966 VR Newsletter
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