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Registration Number: R5821

Name or Title: Camp Wagon

Classification: CH classification TRANSPORT Railways railway vehicles

Brief Description: Tuscan coloured wooden camp wagon with silver roof and black Arch Bar bogies. External recessed compartment on one side for storage of gas cylinders. Interior fitted out with gas stove, gas refrigerator, wardrobes, drawers, handbasin, and sink.

Collection: Social History

Production Place: Ipswich/South East/Queensland/Australia

Production Date: Aug 1968

Materials: Indeterminate (Woods) Indeterminate (Metals - Ferrous) Plastics (Synthetic Materials) Copper (Metals - Non-Ferrous)

Measurement : L10795 x W2438 x H3683 mm

Signature/Marks: CW119

History and Use: This Camp Wagon, used to accomodate track gangs when working away from their home depots, was built at Ipswich Railway Workshops in 1968.
Camp wagons were a great improvement on the tents and bondwood huts that had been used previously by railway track gangs.

It is classed and numbered CW119 and is a 2-berth camp wagon. It was fitted with gas bottles to provide gas for a stove and a refrigerator. Water tanks under the wagon provided fresh water for cooking and washing up.
CW119 was withdrawn from service and stored at Ipswich Railway Workshops in November, 1993.

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