NGF / ENOF Open Wagon

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Class NGF / ENOF
Vehicle type Bogie open wagon
First introduced 1953
To Port Lincoln 1978
Ex Port Lincoln 1987
Load capacity 35 tons
Number on Eyre Peninsula 71
Vehicle numbers NGF1311-1314, 1316-1319, 1321-1338, 1340-1345 and 1347-1385

Built by Gregg Car Co., Belgium, for Commonwealth Railways (Central Australia and North Australia Railways) as NGF1311-1385. All but five to Port Lincoln 1978-79. Tarpaulin supports fitted and wagons sealed for bulk wheat traffic, 1978-79. Some had doors removed and replaced by solid welded panels, used for salt traffic. Ten rebuilt as NOB class 1983. Remainder reclassified ENOF1-61 15 Mar 1985 (in order of remaining NGF numbers). All written off by Sep1987. ENOF60 survives at Port Lincoln Workshops, cut down to a flat wagon.

NGF1324 at Port Lincoln in 1978. Photo: Denis Edlington

The survivor: ENOF60, cut down to a flat wagon, at Port Lincoln in May 2003. Behind it are two other survivors, the last two VFN vans. Photo: Peter Knife