WT water tanks

Number in Class 236
Number group 1 - 236
Construction period
In service 1977 - end
Where built Newport??
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Modeling SEM makes a supurb brass kit.
WT's were used to transport water. Much of the VR system was in drought prone areas and stations were often in areas where there was no permanent water supply. The letters DW applied to the wagon indicated it was for "Domestic Water" meaning it was potable, (drinkable) WT's without the letters DW could be used for normal water transport, they were often attached behind a steam loco when in areas that had little permanent water. WT's carrying Domestic Water had their outlet taps higher to avoid the sludge at the bottom of the tank, their fill lids also were padlocked.
Gallons Built/converted Notes
1 1400 1886 scrapped 1934
2 - 60 2000 1897 - 1902 built new
61 - 100 various ex steam tenders
101 - 205 2000 1912 - 1915 built new
206 - 211 tank on reused underframes
214 - 235 2000 1959 - 1962 tank on reused underframes
236 1962 ex OT 39

WT 28, photo date 1978


WT 32, photo date 1978



WT 34 at Newport workshops. Feb 1978.


WT 49, photo date 1978


WT 52 at Sth Dynon loco depot, 1978



WT 108 at Newport workshops. Feb. 1978
Note the different method of attaching the W guards to the side sill.



WT 113 at Williamstown, 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler



WT 115 at Nth Geelong, Feb 6 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler


WT 121, showing signs of many repairs, 1978


WT 124, photo date 1978



WT 133 at Newport workshops. Feb. 1978


WT 192, photo date 1978

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