Historical information

Trucks of this type were built to carry salt from the saltpans of Cheetham Salt Company works, at Laverton, Moolap and Geelong. Made from wood and steel, it was found that the wood would not erode as much as steel from the salt and this is the reason these vehicles have metal on the exterior of the wagon. Later new stainless steel hopper trucks were used at the works.

Significance

Historic - Industrial narrow Gauge railway - Cheetham Salt Company at Laverton, Moolap and Geelong.

Physical description

Two Cheetham Salt Hopper Trucks Gauge 2'0" Made from Wood & Steel

Inscriptions & markings

No. 12 on metal frame of one of the Cheetham Salt Hopper truck A second hopper truck is not numbered.

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