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92 NQR - Open Medium Truck

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

Description
92NQR - Open Medium Truck with drop ends
made of Steel and metal
Size
Length Overall: 27' 4" ( 8330mm ) Vehicle Length: 25' 2" ( 7671 mm) Width: 6' 4 " ( 1930 mm ) Height: 3' 11 7/16"( 1205 mm ) Tare Weight: 4 tons 14 cwt. 5 tons Goods Capacity: 11 tons Gauge: 2' 6"
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Object Registration
000241
Keywords
puffing billy railway, pbr, rolling stock , 29 nqr, narrow gauge rolling stock, victorian railways, nqr wagon
Historical information
The NQRs were the standard Medium open goods wagon. Generally the sides and ends were removable thus providing a totally flat truck.
Three long drop-down doors formed the sides thus allowing easy loading and unloading. 218 of these goods vehicles were built between 1898 and 1914 ? numbered 1 - 218​.
Originally, these wagons carried the code letter R​ as they were built with sides and ends. They later had the R removed.
Unlike the Broad Gauge, VR's 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge network never had four-wheeled wagons (aside from a handful of trolleys). Because of this, a single design of open wagon emerged and this was the only type of wagon ever used on these lines. This was the NQR class, a wagon with the same length and loading capacity as a Broad Gauge four-wheeled open wagon to make transferring freight between the gauges easier. The wagons, numbered 1 through 218, were built between 1898 and 1914.
The wagons used the same underframe as most other non-locomotives on the VR Narrow Gauge.
Letters and numbers were originally painted only on the end bulkheads and doors, both of which could be removed as traffic dictated, and this made wagon identification difficult until the decals were transferred to the underframes of each wagon
In the 1910s some NQRs were provided with removable wood and steel frameworks with canvas roof canopies and side curtains, and internal seating to supplement the rest of the passenger stock during busy holiday periods.
Puffing Billy has re-created these for emergency capacity. Five more NQRs, numbered 219-223​, were built between 1990 and 1992 initially for passenger use so were fitted with the removable frames
In the 1960s the Puffing Billy Railway added grids in the floor of some to enable them to be used to drop ballast on the track where needed.
Vehicle Length 25 feet 2 inches ( 7671 mm)
Coupled Length 27 feet 4 inches (8330 mm)
Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm)
Weight 5 tons
Capacity 11 tons
Built 1898 - 1915 (1992)
Number Built 218 (223)
In use 14 To be restored 6
92NQR - Goods Vehicle - Open Medium Truck


NQ/NQR
OPEN MEDIUM TRUCKS. 218 of these goods vehicles were built between 1898 and 1914 numbered 1-218. Originally, these wagons carried the code letter R as they were built with sides and ends. Some later had the R removed if they regularly ran as flat wagons without theh sides and ends. Over the years, a number of NQRs were provided with removable wood and steel frameworks with canvas roof canopies and side curtains, and internal seating to supplement the rest of the passenger stock during busy holiday periods.
Puffing Billy has re-created these for emergency capacity. Five more NQRs, numbered 219-223, were built between 1990 and 1992 initially for passenger use so were fitted with the removable frames.

92 NQR
VR Service History :
*NQR 92.VA - 2/ 3/1907 NWS Built new -
/ /1926 - To NQ 92.VA -
When Made
2/ 3/1907
Made By
Victorian Railways - Newport Workshop (Maker)
Significance
Historic - Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock - NQR Open Medium Truck with drop ends
Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H2187
The Puffing Billy Rolling Stock Collection
Inscriptions & Markings
92NQR
Last updated
30 Oct 2019 at 3:30PM