RPN Insulated Van

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Class RPN
Vehicle type Bogie insulated van
First introduced 1955
To Port Lincoln 1970
Ex Port Lincoln 1984
Load capacity 5.5 tons (1964: 6 tons)
Number on Eyre Peninsula 4
Vehicle numbers RPN7716-7719

Bodies ex P1993, 5801-5803 mounted on FN7844, FN7862, FNT7826 and FNT7821 respectively, 1955. To Port Lincoln Mar-May 1970. All van bodies condemned 3 Dec 1983 or 21 Mar 1984 as underframes re-used: 7716 and body of HFN5084 to sand wagon NHS7716; 7717 and tank ex TW5981 to spray wagon NPS7717; 7718 and tank ex TW5979 to tank NPT7718 (all Apr 1983). Fate of 7719's underframe not known.

RPN7719 at Ungarra, September 1974. Photo: Alex Grunbach