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ALFA ANR SG Van ex D

 

Class
ALFA
Item Type
Louvred Van
Parent System
ANR
Gauge
Standard
Description
Bogie Louvred Dairy Van
Year Of Manufacture
1926
Manufactured By
Islington Workshops 
Previous Classification
D (South Australian Railways)
Current Classification
 
Year Of Withdrawal
 
Named
 
Number Range
 4500 to 4599
Tare
 
Capacity/Load
 
History In Service
Commissioner Webb introduced 100 Dairy Louvered Vans in 1926. A corrugated roof was added over the old smooth roof. A recode to DRP for those vans fitted with Bettendorf Bogies. A recode to DP for those vans fitted with passenger bogies  and a black P on a panel high on the right hand side. Some of these were painted Hawthorn Green and Cream with black bogies. A recode to DS when the fast interstate goods service was introduced in the mid sixties. The S replaced the P in the top right corner. DFS 1, 2 & 3 were used for palletized fruit traffic and had a heavier floor installed. In 1958 a further 25 louvered vans were built and coded DS. These new vans were significantly different from these vans and should not be confused with the original 1926 D/DS vans. The reclassification to ALFA occurred after Sept 1979.
See Also
D, DRP, DP, DS
Colour Schemes
SAR light grey, ANR Oxide Red, AN Green and Yellow
Modelling Hints
 
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