Did VR QR class open wagons travel in SA in the 50s & 60s?

 
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
I'm assuming the answer is "yes" but I've been unable to find confirmation that VR QR open wagons would have travelled to SA in the 50s and 60s from the various threads I've found.

From memory there is one down at Strath with a few other abandoned SAR goods wagons.

I was sure the modelling convention notes had something on this topic but I'm not finding it so please feel free to point me there if I'm just plain missing it Smile

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  allan Chief Commissioner

Page 1-143. But I could see no specific mention of QR wagons.  I put sleeper loads in mine... and run them behind SAR steam!
  Top Cat Assistant Commissioner

Location: Under Hilton Bridge
I saw one or two occasionally in Mile End yard c 1968/69.....and they were more frequent in the 1970s...8)
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I'm assuming the answer is "yes" but I've been unable to find confirmation that VR QR open wagons would have travelled to SA in the 50s and 60s from the various threads I've found.

From memory there is one down at Strath with a few other abandoned SAR goods wagons.

I was sure the modelling convention notes had something on this topic but I'm not finding it so please feel free to point me there if I'm just plain missing it Smile
SAR523
The one at Strath would be either a SAR W wagon or a OW wagon both were almost the same as a VR QR wagon though. SAR and VR had a lot of similar or near exact copies of each others cars etc. This make it easy to model some SAR wagons that are not made as kits or RTR, the SAR DA van is one that can be made from a VR U van with a bit of cutting down I have done a few over the years. Also the SAR Y class and X trucks can be done the same way use a VR model kit as a starting point.

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