WT - Water Tanks


This group of vehicles were variously lettered 'W TANK' or 'WATER TANK'. There is some confusion because the wagons are placed in oil tank number group.

Steam engine tenders were placed into oil tank service for some years. The tenders were generally coupled in pairs. Later, these units were placed into water tank service. They were used as standby water for fighting trackside fires. Most main country loco depots had one or two pair.

The only other type of 'W TANK' in use was a four wheel wagon with cylindrical tank. These were easily identified with numbers higher than 236. The number group was scattered as they were introduced simultaneously with fuel tank wagons.

Some numbers recorded by the author were: 460, 462, 463, 466, 467, 474 - 482, 497 - 501, 531, 532, 597 - 601, 606 - 615, 617 - 624.

The other group of _WT_ are for 'Water Trucks' numbered 1 - 236.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'WT  '

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

   AC100 WT - part view, rake of tenders, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BA420 WT - rake of stored trucks, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AH476 WT - steam tender pair, [sPJV]
   AU425 WT 10 - end/side, Newport Workshops, 1910, [oPTC]
   AU424 WT 10 - Loco Branch, Newport Workshops, 1910, [oPTC]
   BC762 WT 10 - s1, DW, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC763 WT 17 - s1e2, DW, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 17/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AR858 WT 20 - new metric lettering, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 24/1/1977, [oPJV]
   BG327 WT 22 - auto/top view smashed buffer, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BG390 WT 22 - hatch from fastener end, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BG403 WT 22 - hatch from hinge end, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BG318 WT 22 - part end, smashed buffer, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   AK950 WT 22 - part view, coupler smashes buffer, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BG317 WT 22 - s1e2, DW, L7, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   CN342 WT 28 - 2000g, s2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC764 WT 28 - s1e2, DW, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN343 WT 32 - 200g, s2e1c, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AR865 WT 32 - DW, 6/1975, [oPJV]
   BC765 WT 32 - s1e2, DW, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC766 WT 33 - s2p, South Dynon Loco Depot , South Dynon, 13/12/1976, [oRXO]
   BK980 WT 41 - DW, L4, s1, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK984 WT 44 - s1 L7 DW, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BC767 WT 49 - s2e1, DW, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AA387 WT 52, 1974, [oPJV]
   AR868 WT 52 - 2000g / South Dynon Loco, s1e1, South Dynon, c1975, [oPJV]
   CN344 WT 52 - 2000g, s1e2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BK996 WT 56 - e2p, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK995 WT 56 - e2q, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BC768 WT 56 - part view, DW, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BA420 WT 56 - part view, stored WT trucks, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BK997 WT 56 - rake of water tank wagons, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK993 WT 56 - s2 DW, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   AQ761 WT 61 - as TANK 61, [oMDN]
   AA828 WT 61 - Water Truck, ex tender, Newport Workshops, 1925, [oMDN]
   AR853 WT 111 - welded/curved ends, Woodend, 10/8/1975, [oPJV]
   AT598 WT 115, North Geelong, c1978, [oPHD]
   BG712 WT 115 - DW, Hamilton, 11/8/1976, [oPJV]
   CN345 WT 115 - s2, 2000g, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN346 WT 120 - 2000g, s1, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN347 WT 121 - 2000g, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN348 WT 124 - 2000g, s1e2, pipe attached to next WT, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CU497 WT 124 - e1h, end support/pump/pipes, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AR854 WT 124 - end mount pump/fire train s1e1, North Geelong, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU496 WT 124 - s1e1, end support for pump, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BL013 WT 127 - s2e2 L4, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BC171 WT 128 - part view, DW, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC770 WT 128 - s1e1, DW, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC771 WT 148 - s1e2, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 17/10/1976, [oRXO]
   11132 WT 151 - part view, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AR855 WT 153 - s1e2, Newport Workshops, 13/7/1975, [oPJV]
   CN349 WT 167 - s1e2, track spray pipe at e2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN351 WT 168 - e1p, Williamstown Pier, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN350 WT 168 - s1p, Off Reg, DW, Williamstown Pier, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BL006 WT 168 - s2e1, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BL703 WT 170 - 1912 builders plate, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BL702 WT 170 - DW, e1q, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BL701 WT 170 - DW, s1e2, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BL699 WT 170 - DW, s1p, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BL700 WT 170 - DW, s2q, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BL005 WT 172 - s2e1, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK982 WT 174 - s1 DW, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BC772 WT 181 - s2e1c, L4, Seymour, 23/9/1976, [oRXO]
   CN352 WT 188 - 2000g, s2e1, track spray pipe at e2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CU495 WT 188 - detail: tank outlet, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU493 WT 188 - s1@e2, spray pipe/profile, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU494 WT 188 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AR856 WT 188 - s1e2c/spray pipe, North Geelong, 8/1976, [oPJV]
   AH471 WT 192, [sPJV]
   AR857 WT 192 - DW, repainted s1e2c, Muckleford, c1996, [oPJV]
   BC773 WT 192 - s2e1, DW, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AA089 WT 200, [oMDN]
   AA897 WT 200, [oMDN]
   AW705 WT 200 - Loco Branch , 1920s, [sMDN]
   BK989 WT 202 - s2 DW, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK990 WT 202 - s2p, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BC774 WT 204 - s1e2, DW, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AR859 WT 206 - red/tender, Ballarat, 18/8/1976, [oPJV]
   AR860 WT 208 - red/tender, 8/1976, [oPJV]
   DE961 WT 211 - red/tender/Off Reg, 1980s, [oPHD]
   AR861 WT 214 - 2000g/I underframe/DW, Newport Workshops, 13/7/1975, [oPJV]
   CN353 WT 221 - 2000g tank on long uf, s1e2c, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN354 WT 221 - e2p, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC775 WT 222 - s1e1, tank on long I u/frame, part view, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BK991 WT 222 - s1e2 DW, I underframe, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK992 WT 222 - s1p DW, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK998 WT 222 - s2e1, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK999 WT 222 - s2p, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   AR862 WT 225 - 9092l/I underframe, 6/1976, [oPJV]
   BK146 WT 226 - part view, Woodend, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   DE962 WT 226 - s2p, 1980s, [oPHD]
   AR863 WT 235 - 2000g/HR underframe, Ararat, 26/2/1976, [oPJV]
   AH466 WT 236, [sPJV]
   BL002 WT 236 - e1q, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK985 WT 236 - e2q, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   AR864 WT 236 - ex OT, Bendigo, 27/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK988 WT 236 - s1e1, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK986 WT 236 - s1e2, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK987 WT 236 - s1p, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BL000 WT 236 - s2e1, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BL001 WT 236 - s2p, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   AR866 WT 458 - 2300g, c1975, [oPJV]
   BG711 WT 459, Hamilton, 11/8/1976, [oPJV]
   CN355 WT 460 - 2300g, Rangelea, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BH628 WT 460 - as TANK 460 - part view, lift pin secured with fence, Marong, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BC776 WT 460 - s1e2, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BK731 WT 460 - underframe, as TANK 460, Freezers, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   CN356 WT 463 - s1e2, DW, pipe attached to next WT, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CU498 WT 463 - s2, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BC777 WT 466 - s1e2, DW, Yea, 5/9/1975, [oRXO]
   CN357 WT 478 - 2300g, s2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AT598 WT 478 - TANK, with end face painted on, North Geelong, c1978, [oPHD]
   BG409 WT 498 - s2e1c, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   AR867 WT 499, [sPJV]
   CB532 WT 500 - OR, Rangelea, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN358 WT 500 - s1e2, DW, 2300g, Off Reg, CONDEMNED, Rangelea, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC778 WT 600 - loco tender, not for DW, c1977, [oRXO]
   AR411 WT 601 + WT 602, Bairnsdale, 12/1968, [oPJV]
   AR411 WT 602 + WT 601, Bairnsdale, 12/1968, [oPJV]
   BC779 WT 603 - loco tender, not for DW, Seymour, 23/9/1976, [oRXO]
   BC781 WT 604 - loco tender, not for DW, Seymour, 23/9/1976, [oRXO]
   AV732 WT 606 + 615 - Off Reg, Newport Workshops, 19/2/1977, [oPJV]
   AT376 WT 609 + WT 610, Bairnsdale, 11/1968, [oPJV]
   BK547 WT 609 - part view, rake of 2 tender sets, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 21/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AR869 WT 609 - tenderpair 609+610, c1975, [oPJV]
   AT374 WT 610 + WT 609, Bairnsdale, 11/1968, [oPJV]
   AR870 WT 611 - tender pair 611+612, c1975, [oPJV]
   AV733 WT 615 + 606 - Off Reg, Newport Workshops, 19/2/1977, [oPJV]
   DN454 WT 618 - in row of Water Tanks, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BH202 WT 619, Shepparton, 15/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BC782 WT 619 - loco tender, not for DW, Seymour, 23/9/1976, [oRXO]
   BH203 WT 619 - metal stamp in underframe, Shepparton, 15/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AR871 WT 619 - tender pair 619+620, Seymour, c1975, [oPJV]
   BH201 WT 620, Shepparton, 15/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BH200 WT 620 - + WT 619, Shepparton, 15/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AR872 WT 621 - tender pair 621+622, c1975, [oPJV]
   CB991 WT 623 + WT 624 - with track spray pipe, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR874 WT 623 - fitted with track spray pipe, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB993 WT 623 - spray eXp, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB992 WT 623 - spray eXq, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB994 WT 623 - spray, profile of pipe, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR873 WT 623 - tender pair 623+624, Wodonga, c1974, [oPJV]
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File c045m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 31/3/2007