Camp Wagon

Production date
Aug 1968
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Object detail

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.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways railway vehicles
Production date
Aug 1968
Measurements
L10795 x W2438 x H3683 mm
Media/Materials description
Indeterminate (Woods) Indeterminate (Metals - Ferrous) Plastics (Synthetic Materials) Copper (Metals - Non-Ferrous)
Signature/Marks
CW119
CW119\14.2
2.1
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CW119 was withdrawn from service and stored at Ipswich Railway Workshops in November, 1993.
Associated person
Registration number
R5821

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