SAR Class QC-3 (Side B) (Type 4)         
Class QC-3 (QCJ-3) covered hoppers entered service between 1958 and 1977 and are designed to transport ammonium nitrate. They started life as Class AZ-4 open iron ore hoppers and were converted to Class QC-1 between 1986 and 1989, when the upper structures were added atop the original ore bins. This one was probably reclassified to Class QC-3 when the end ladder was replaced with a side ladder. The type 4 wagons have three hatches covering a continuous roof door opening and their ladders and roof walkways are on the B side.

Number range 19 600 003 and 19 600 011 (reclassified from Class FK-1 in 1986), 19 600 038 to 19 601 204 (reclassified from Class FK-3 in 1986) and 19 601 212 to 19 601 654 (converted from Class AZ-4 in 1989), Length between couplers 12.772m, Length over headstocks 11.888m, Length between bogie pivot centres 8.230m, Height 3.949m, Width 2.261m, Roof door opening 6.990m x 0.534m, Tare (average) 23,580kg, Load 36,000kg, Capacity 45m3.
Date: 5/12/2006 Location: Klerksdorp, NW,  ZA Country Flag Views: 611 Collection Of:   Col AndrĂ© Kritzinger
Rolling Stock: SAS 19600305 (Covered Hopper) Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
SAR Class QC-3 (Side B) (Type 4)
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