Victorian Railways GY wagon. The yellow marker signifies grain proofing.


GY open wagon

In 1939, the GY wagon was introduced for bulk grain traffic. Individual bags of grain were time inefficient, labour intensive and so more expensive. The wagons were built with a welded design which enabled grain proof transportation. The diagonal yellow stripe denotes this.

The wagons were later painted in wagon yellow, and later still converted to GH grain hoppers with metal roofs and undercarriage chutes.

Steam Era produces injection moulded kits for G and GY wagons while VR Products produce a GH kit which fits onto the SEM underframe, provided in packs of five.