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Wickham Type Four - SAR BG unit

These photos are of the Engine, Diff and builders plate of a Type Four in the National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide.

The plate confirms this as a Type Four, with a JAP motor, Serial number 933209 car number 7328.

This car was built for broad gauge use (probably for the SAR as a trial unit) and delivered in 1956.

Records also indicate that the SAR also took delivery of a Type 4 (BN 7414, of July, 1956) on 42".

A Type 27 (7327) also came to SA, but to whom remains a mystery.

One wonders if this was the trial car, and that the heavier Fairmont cars won the competition. Perhaps a rather rare Wickham indeed!

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Updated March 20, 2004 Uploaded April 20, 2004

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