These photos of what has been identified as BAS615 were taken the week after the hopper arrived from Port Lincoln.
I purchased the hopper off Dean Lukin, who is redeveloping the Proper Bay terminal for housing. There is another hopper, a flat top and a ballast plow preserved in Port Lincoln by the EPRPS.
These hoppers were used in the construction and maintenance of the tramway, right up until the very early eighties. They were bought from the Commonwealth Railways during the construction of the line.It was apparently used in the construction of the Trans Australian Railway.
It is now in the care of Port Dock Station Railway Museum at Port Adelaide. Fittingly, the shed behind is the new Commonwealth Railways Pavilion.
Lynda and I sponsore this vehicles' ongoing maintenance.
Page uploaded April 21, 2001 © Nic Doncaster.
Updated March 27, 2006