Other D Class vans converted from Horseboxes

One of the two Busselton Jetty vans (probably either former JETTY 27 or 28).  It is clearly on a NZR type underframe.

In 1943 the shortage of vans on the W.A.G.R. was acute and so some old horseboxes were converted in to D class vans.  Twelve of these were on the  N.Z.R. type underframe and are dealt with under that type of D van. 

There were 5 others vans converted in 1943 however.  Three of these were nominally ex Metropolitan built horseboxes from the very early days.  These were 5107, 5111 and 5113.  In 1954 D5111 was written off and D5113 became JETTY 27 at Busselton. The remaining van, 5107, was written off in 1957.

The other two vans were, at least notionally, ex GSR type horseboxes.  The two involved were 5139 and 5141.  In 1954 D5139 became JETTY 28 at Busselton and 5141 was written off as late as 1962.

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It is not known for sure whether these vehicles were what the records claimed them to be.  It is quite possible that they were replacement vans of some sort.  Given that they were wartime rebuils anything is possible.

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