Scrapping Wagons at North Geelong

 
  tigger8118 Beginner

Many of these wagons have been scrapped in the North Geelong Yard over the last few weeks.

Does anyone know what they were used for? Grain, coal etc?
Also does anyone know the reasons for scrapping?  Wagons too small, too much repair required etc?

Many thanks

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  tigger8118 Beginner

http//www.flickr.com/photos/104482203@N05/10131917225/

http//www.flickr.com/photos/104482203@N05/10131916555/

Sorry all.  Still trying to work out how to post photos.  Here's the links
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http//www.flickr.com/photos/104482203@N05/10131917225/

http//www.flickr.com/photos/104482203@N05/10131916555/

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tigger8118

Looks like a grain wagon to me.

There still is something wrong with your links.  It appears to have the Railpage url before your flickr one.  
Mouse over it to see what I mean.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/104482203@N05/10131916555/in/photostream/

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Could be the sand wagons built for Koala Siding to Melbourne traffic.

Regards
Brian
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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting.  What Soda ash traffic was around Victoria on the BG?

Regards
Brian
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How many guesses do I get?

This looks more like it

VHFF   Phosphate hopper.

http://railgallery.wongm.com/wagons/vhff/E104_0574.jpg.html

Wikipedia  has VHFF 603 being scrapped at Geelong Sept 2013

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Railways_hopper_wagons#JPF_.26_VHFF.2FX.2FY_.28fertiliser.29


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  K-Class Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
The VR built 155 J series hoppers between 74 and 79 for carting Soda Ash, Briquettes, Cement, Dolomite, Superphosphate, Quarry products and sand. The only traffic of these left is quarry products. Many of these hoppers were converted for quarry product use and the rest have been in put in storage and slowly scrapped.

Matt
  chonnaigh Station Master

Location: Vic
From my recollection, the Soda Ash came from Osborne, S.A and went to Pilkingtons Dandenong for glass manufacture. It was certainly still an active traffic through the eighties,. not sure when it stopped.
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  tigger8118 Beginner

Thanks everyone for your input.  Much appreciated

I suppose with fertilisers and other bulks being sent by container nowadays, it eliminates the need for vehicles like these?

I don't like seeing valuable equipment like this being scrapped, but that's progress I suppose

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