Class D (17'-0") vans
This small group of five D class vans (86, 87, 93, 3253, 3380) turned out in 1904 was the first stab at a more modern, higher capacity, four-wheeled van after the N.Z.R. type. The chassis used seems to have been similar to (if not the same as) the FA class louvred vans and the GA class open wagons. It is unclear why this design was not a success but the ride quality of the GA chassis was initially poor and this may have had something to do with it.

The class remained intact until 1944 when D86 was converted to (or replaced by) class DA. In 1954 D93 and 3380 were written off and D87 became a workmen's van. Finally D3253 was written off in 1956.

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The WAGR outline diagram is shown below.

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