Class JY and JYA tankers

The wagon immediately behind UT664 is JYA1428 (RHWA collection)

Two tenders from written off R class steam locomotives were converted in 1941 into JY class water tankers numbered 1400 and 1428. The original bodies were replaced with new rectangular tanks.

In 1961 JY1428 was converted to carry fuel oil and reclassified JYA. Neither wagon lasted much longer. JY1400 was written off in 1964 whilst JYA1428 went in 1966.

JYA 1428 at North Fremantle. (Photo: Jack Stanbridge)

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