AHTF Grain Hopper

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Class AHTF
Vehicle type Bogie grain hopper
First introduced 1957
To Port Lincoln 1999
Ex Port Lincoln c.2003
Load capacity  
Number on Eyre Peninsula 1
Vehicle number AHTF1454

Built by Booth Bros (Whyalla) for Commonwealth Railways as standard gauge ballast hopper B1454, in service 24 Apr 1958. Recoded AHTF1454 on 2 Nov 1988. Fitted with experimental roll-top tarpaulin hatch cover for bulk grain. Converted to narrow gauge, to Port Lincoln mid-1999 for evaluation. Returned to standard gauge after 2001.

AHTF1454 at Kimba in September 1999. Photo: Peter Knife