Growing up in Richmond in 1970s i new it as vickers ruwolt
On Mon, 9 Jul 2018, 10:39 Mal Rowe mal.rowe@...> wrote:
> On 7/07/2018 12:44 PM, Mal Rowe wrote:
> the assertion that the 77Es for VR 52-54 were built by Thompsons of
> Castlemaine is in Destination City 6th edition.
> Craig Tooke tells me that:
> The original VR Brill 77E trucks were built at Vickers Ruwalt ( do think
> this the correct spelling) in Richmond. The best way to tell was the
> different axle box covers. VR 41 has this type of axle box covers fitted.
> The reason was the VR Newport foundry was very busy and did not have the
> capacity to build them so the work was contracted out.
> The electrical equipment and motors were supplied by Noyes Brothers
> Sydney. Lloyd Rogers told me this information about 10 years ago.
> Thanks Craig.
> The actual name of the company was Charles Ruwolt Pty Ltd.
> Vickers bought the company in 1948 after Charles Ruwolt's death.
> See: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/ruwolt-charles-ernest-8309
> Mal Rowe - who occasionally shops at IKEA on the old Ruwolt site.
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