ON - Fixed Wheel Ballast Hopper


Between 1959 and 1961, seventy five _O__ wagons were rebuilt for ballast discharge use. The vehicles selected were from the wagon group built 1915 onwards.

The conversion altered the bottom discharge doors from butterfly "pin catch" type to wheel controlled discharge doors. These doors allowed the discharge rate to be controlled whilst spreading ballast on the move.

The numbers were:

   211,    213,    215,    221,    222,    224,    231,    232,
   235 -   238,    243 -   245,    250,    256,    258,    263,    265
   266,    269,    272,    276,    278 -   280,    282,    284,    287
   288,    291,    293,    297,    298,    300,    301,    304,    306
   309,    310,    315,    317,    319,    320,    323,    326 -   328
   330,    332,    336,    337,    340,    350,    351,    353 -   355
   359,    360,    363,    364,    366,    367,    369,    371 -   373
   375 -   377,    379,    382,    383,    385,    387

Between 1962 and 1968 the majority of the wagons were reclassed to O without alteration or were converted to _OC_ for glass sand traffic.

In the 1970's ON wagons could be found in limestone traffic from Nowa Nowa to Maryvale Sidings.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'ON  '

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

   AN844 ON 215, [sPJV]
   BH385 ON 215 - 4 lettering, underframe only, 1974, [oPJV]
   CN161 ON 215 - e2p, Williamstown Pier, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN160 ON 215 - s1p, Maryvale-Morwell SEC, Off Reg, Williamstown Pier, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CZ616 ON 215 - s2e1, Off Reg, Williamstown Pier, 20/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BH364 ON 215 - s2q, [oPJV]
   AN847 ON 236, [sPJV]
   BI165 ON 237, Rosedale, 14/11/1981, [oPJV]
   BI166 ON 237 - Maryvale-Morwell SEC lettering, Rosedale, 14/11/1981, [oPJV]
   CN162 ON 240 - s1e2, Maryvale-Nowa Nowa-Yallourn, Morwell, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BG782 ON 290 - (l) coupled to O 282, part views, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG783 ON 290 - (r) coupled to ON 355, part views, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG178 ON 290 - cpld to ON 355(l), part views, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG780 ON 290 - lettering, crayoned w/bridge numbers, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG778 ON 290 - s2e1, ldd limestone, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG779 ON 290 - stencilled Maryvale-Morwell-Nowa Nowa, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   CN163 ON 309 - s1e2, Off Reg, Maryvale-Nowa Nowa-Yallourn, Rangelea, 1970s, [oBAU]
   DE980 ON 327 - s1p, Maryvale-Nowa Nowa lettering, Maryvale Siding, 1980s, [oPHD]
   BG783 ON 355 - (l) coupled to ON 290, part views, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG777 ON 355 - 3 x ON ldd limestone, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG178 ON 355 - cpld to ON 290(r), part views, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG785 ON 355 - e1q, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG784 ON 355 - e2q, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG776 ON 355 - s2e1, Traralgon, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   CZ619 ON 380 - s2p, pin type doors, ldd briquettes, Morwell, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CN164 ON 387 - L7, s2, Maryvale-Morwell SEC, Traralgon, 1970s, [oBAU]
   No diagrams found for ON   

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File c174m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 31/7/2007