ROLLING STOCK

A surprising number of wagons, or at least parts of them, survive in the bush where the Woodlines ran. Many of these are wagons which have been derailled in service and have been abandoned as uneconomical to recover and repair.



One woodline survivor is this wagon mounted mobile police station used at the various LFC Main Camps. It was constructed by the WAGFS at Lakewood in 1941 and was used at the Main Camps from 1941 to 1953 and possibly again for a short time in 1956. It is now on display at the WA Museum, Kalgoorlie.



The police station is mounted on flat wagon H2375. The large riveted cylinder underneath the wagon is the actuator for the vacuum brakes.



Inside the police station.



Inside the police station. All the comforts of home.



The remains of a gangers trolley.



Another gangers trolley in remarkably good condition.



Only the wheels and axles have been removed.



Note the truss rods and axle boxes still in place,



Refrigerated wagon abandoned at the 102 mile Main Camp on the Lakewood line.



Refrigerated wagon abandoned at the 102 mile Main Camp on the Lakewood line.



Refrigerated wagon abandoned at the 102 mile Main Camp on the Lakewood line.



Refrigerated wagon abandoned at the 102 mile Main Camp on the Lakewood line. The wagon was cooled by packing ice into galvanised steel compartments. It appears that the space between the ice compartments and the outer wooden skin was filled with sawdust for insulation.

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