The LCH was very similar to the private owner wagons of the Maitland coal fields. They were used by the NSWGR for replenishment of coal at small coaling stages around the state. They were typically found running from the Illawarra, Lithgow, Upper Hunter, Sydney suburbs and anywhere a small branchline coal stage was found.
This model has a steel underframe and a ratchet handbrake and was airbraked from the locomotive.
There were 2190 in service.