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1 NH - Powder & General Goods Van

From the Collection of Puffing Billy Railway School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

Description
1 NH - Powder & General Goods Van
Made of Timber - wood, wrought iron and metal sheet
There were two compartments: a 10ft 8¾ inch (3,270 mm) section for explosives and a 13 ft 7 in (4,140 mm) section for general goods.
The sides, ends covered in sheet metal with NU type louvre doors for ventilation.

Size
Length Overall: 27' 4" (8330 mm) Width: 6' 3" (1905 mm) Height : 8' 7 9/16" ( 2630 mm ) Tare Weight: 7 Tons 15 cwt. Gauge: 2' 6"
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Object Registration
000152
Keywords
puffing billy, powder & general goods van nh1, nh1, powder & general goods van, victorian railways, narrow gauge rolling stock
Historical information
V.R. Powder & General Goods Van NH1 Gauge 2'6"
The NH Powder and Goods van was built in 1910. Its purpose was to carry explosives and general goods, Originally classed as NPH. There were two compartments: a 10ft 8¾ inch (3,270 mm) section for explosives and a 13 ft 7 in (4,140 mm) section for general goods.
The sides, ends and doors were covered in sheet metal. With the closing of the mines at Walhalla the need to carry explosives ended and both compartments were used for general goods. The doors were replaced with NU type louvre doors for ventilation.

NH1 Covered Truck
Service History :
NPH
NPH 1 was built and issued to traffic June 1910. It was a bogie boxvan set up for general goods and the transportation of explosives. It could carry 6 tons of goods and 4 tons of explosives.
No doubt the van was stationed on the Moe - Walhalla line. Walhalla was a gold mining town and the rail line had been built from Moe to provide a faster means of transportation than bullock teams from the sailing boats from Melbourne to Port Albert/Sale via Heyfield.
In 1911 the van was converted to all goods transport and recoded to NH.

NH
The van was fitted with autocouplers in 1928.
It was scrapped in 1954.
By 1968, the vehicle body had been found and was placed into the Museum at Menzies Creek.
Body donated to the Puffing Billy Preservation Society.

Vehicle Length 25 feet 2 inches ( 7671 mm)
Coupled Length 27 feet 4 inches (8330 mm)
Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm)
Weight 7 tons
Capacity 10 tons
Built 1910
Number Built 1
In use - Static display
When Made
June 1910.
Made By
Victorian Railways - Newport Workshop (Maker)
Significance
Historic - Victorian Railways - narrow gauge rolling stock - Powder & General Goods Van
Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H2187
Puffing Billy Locomotives and Rolling Stock Collection
Inscriptions & Markings
NH1
To carry 10 tons
Last updated
9 Oct 2019 at 2:27PM