Both Oil Tank (OT) 71 & 72 were constructed for the Commonwealth Oil Refinery Co and entered service on 23.12.1926. Both tanks were of 4,550 Gallons Capacity when issued to service.
OT 71 was transferred to SAR 01.06.1951 and became TC 71, being re-numbered TC 8486 in 08.1954
OT 72 was temporarily transferred to SAR on 03.06.1949 (RS49/5920) and had become TC 72 by 1951. By 1952, TC 72 was in traffic between Adelaide, Kadina, Gladstone and Wolseley. TC 72 was re-numbered TC 8487 in 08.1954 and spent a fortnight at Newport Workshops in mid 1958.
Both TC 8486 & 8487 were last reported as being stored at 28.09.1972, the tanks having been removed.
If any of the South Australian Rail Historians are able to enlighten us further on the fate of these two tank wagons, it would be gratefully appreciated in order to update and correct our records.
I may be contacted off line if so desired.
Daryl M Gregory