IC - Fixed Wheel Tippler Wagons


The IC class was converted from _I__ and _IA_ type wagons of both short and long underframe type.

The first IC's appeared in 1954. This may have been part of the electrification project to segregate brown coal traffic as a new electrified branch from Moe to the Yallourn opened in the same year.

By the 1970's, the IC traffic was Bacchus Marsh (Maddingley mine) and Fairfield with about 3-4 trains per week. The Yallourn IC traffic had stopped long ago. Briquette trains still ran to Newport Power station, though from the Morwell Briquette factory. Briquettes were originally planned for production with Morwell coal. However the coal was unsuitable and Yallourn coal was transferred to Morwell via the narrow gauge SEC railway.

There were three tipplers in the system: Newport Power Station; APM, Fairfield and the Heinz Co. plant at Dandenong whch was still working into the late 1990's before conversion to gas. The tippler was simply a large clamp that secured the wagon to a table. The table then rotated around to empty the wagon, then returned. Rotation involved uncoupling the wagon and placing it on the table. Axlebox oil levels needed to be checked after tippling to see if topping up was required.

Some conversions into the class involved other wagons with I / IA heritage.

All up, there were about 350 vehicles in this traffic between 1954 and late 1970's. For this traffic surplus open wagons had the doors welded closed or large steel plates placed across the door openings. Many of the conversions replaced wagons being removed from service.

The IC's were scrapped progressively from 1970 to 1978. There were some conversion to _HD_ for locomotive traction sand.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'IC  '

FileID Description................................................

   BH386 IC 3833 - 4 class/number side, 4 number on und, 1974, [oPJV]
   BH365 IC 3833 - s1, ldd coal, [oPJV]
   CN058 IC 6811 - s1p, L7, Off Reg, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN057 IC 6811 - s2e2, Off Reg, L7, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AL968 IC 6829 - Off Reg, 1976, [oPJV]
   AL969 IC 6841, 1975, [oPJV]
   AL970 IC 7217, 1975, [oPJV]
   DK810 IC 7223 - s1, Off Reg, Tottenham Yard, 7/7/1977, [oPJV]
   DN697 IC 7223 - s2p, TIPPLER , Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN699 IC 7417 - s1, TIPPLER , Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DK810 IC 7467 - Off Reg, s2, Tottenham Yard, 7/7/1977, [oPJV]
   DN700 IC 7467 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN701 IC 7566 - s2p, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN703 IC 7928 - s2p, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BG619 IC 7997 - s2e1, L4, Off Reg, Newport Workshops, 6/11/1975, [oPJV]
   DN706 IC 8125 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN707 IC 8131 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN708 IC 8349 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN709 IC 8362 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN710 IC 8485 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN711 IC 8712 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN713 IC 9029 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DK814 IC 9119 - leads stored rake ex Rangelea, Tottenham Yard, 7/7/1977, [oPJV]
   DK813 IC 9119 - lettering panel/16.5t/Off Reg, Tottenham Yard, 7/7/1977, [oPJV]
   DK812 IC 9119 - Off Reg, s1e1, TIPPLER, Tottenham Yard, 7/7/1977, [oPJV]
   DN714 IC 9119 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN715 IC 9234 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN716 IC 9468 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN722 IC 10244 - s2e2, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN723 IC 10336 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AL965 IC 10782, 1975, [oPJV]
   DN730 IC 11045 - s1, Bacchus Marsh-Fairfield, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN731 IC 11226 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN732 IC 11490 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN734 IC 12014 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AL966 IC 12137, 1975, [oPJV]
   DN737 IC 12244 - s1, Tippler BM - Fairfield, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN740 IC 13096 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN741 IC 13195 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN742 IC 13221 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN743 IC 13925 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DN744 IC 14147 - s2, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BO257 IC 14427 - L4, OR, TIPPLER, s1, Spotswood Rec Depot, 12/1/1981, [oPJV]
   DN746 IC 14541 - s1, TIPPLER, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   Diagrams   for  'IC  '

FileID Description................................................

   DF069 IC - axle box and pan, Drg 2246, [sPHD]
   CQ847 IC - Axlebox Drg 2246, [oPTC]

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File c010m, compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 17/1/2007