Body blueprint No. x26940
Underframe blueprint No. x26950
Load 12 tons
Average tare weight 5 tons 14 cwt 2 qtl.
Capacity 447 cu.ft.
Length of body 16' 0 3/8"
Length over buffers 18' 6 3/8"
Rail wagon La 24481 is a 4-wheeled, steel, highside wagon of the La 8 type and is one of 4277 wagons of this type built between 1943 and 1952 by New Zealand Railways. This type of wagon was used for general purpose freight such as coal, timber, and fertiliser. This particular wagon has been fitted with "Lc" corrugated ends and still has its ridge pole which would have been fitted to support a tarpaulin.
Addington Railway Workshops. Aug 1948. Wagon [La 24481], F1047.2002. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).