Pakwa the "Package Wagon"

This very interesting road container vehicle, which was obtained from the railway authorities direct, is currently being restored by the Steam Workshops. It is in remarkably good condition and the upgrades are purely cosmetic.

Manufactured by Henred, probably back in the 1950's, it would have been designed to haul freight from Kazuni Siding in Johannesburg to addresses in and around Johannesburg's industrial areas. We are not sure what would have pulled it but we will find out in due course and try and source one.

It has the lovely name Pakwa. Translated in Afrikaans it means simply package wagon.

Unfortunately the date in service item isn’t always on the vehicle nameplate.

Pakwa 1

Pakwa 2

Pakwa 3

Pakwa 4

Pakwa 5

Pakwa 6