Historical information

18½-inch (460mm) gauge wagon came from the Commonwealth Explosives factory at Maribyrnong in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

It has gun-metal wheels, as avoiding sparks was understandably a priority in an explosives factory.
It also has water tanks to drip water on the wheels as an added precaution


Historic - Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway - Commonwealth Explosives factory, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia

Physical description

Explosives Wagon - Four wheel wagon with timber frame, copper water tanks and bronze wheels.