Red Rattler size/weight spec's

 
  junqbox Beginner

Hi folks,

Some friends currently have a Red Rattler circa 1920's fabrication on their property which requires some re-levelling.

Can anybody tell me what is the average weight of the carriage. It has no bogies or motors.

Any info appreciated.

Regards,
Brett

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  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Do you by any chance have the carriage number? That would enable the carriage to be identified as there were various types.

The standard steel cars had a length of 61'66" (18.75 m). The weights varied:
Passenger motor cars-50 tonnes
Parcel vans-48 tonnes
Driving control cars-35.5 tonnes
Trailer cars 35.5 tonnes

Obviously your friends' carriage would be lighter without bogies or motors.


The above information is from the book Coaching stock of the NSW railways, volume 3, by David Cooke, Don Estell, Keith Seckold and Stephen Halgren.
  junqbox Beginner

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for getting back to me. Carriage number is 4622.

Cheers
Brett
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

According to the book mentioned above, car 4622 was one of the 1940-type Tulloch steel cars.
4622 entered service in January 1955, was condemned in February 1992, and then sold for private use.
As 4622 was a trailer car it did not have motors. In service its weight was 34 tonnes. It's length over the body is 62'8".
  junqbox Beginner

According to the book mentioned above, car 4622 was one of the 1940-type Tulloch steel cars.
4622 entered service in January 1955, was condemned in February 1992, and then sold for private use.
As 4622 was a trailer car it did not have motors. In service its weight was 34 tonnes. It's length over the body is 62'8".
Spletsie
Thanks again Spletsie. I assume then the static weight, sans wheels/bogies, would be approx 25-30T?

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