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Alphabet Soup

Introduction

This page lists all of the classes and class groups covered so far as well as the others that are planned. If you know what you are looking for you can go straight from here. The list includes both W.A.G.R. and M.R.W.A. classes. In the case of the W.A.G.R. vehicles it is the post 1900 classes that are listed. There is as yet insufficient information to include G.S.R. classes.

There are pictures on most of the pages but not all as some things just disappeared before my time. I hope to be able to add pictures from other sources eventually. Link to pages where there are pictures missing are shown in green.

WAGR carriages all had codes starting with the letter A and there is now a book on the subject. You can order a copy from the Rail Heritage WA sales

A - Horseboxes A (all types)

MRWA H andHM

B - Cattle trucks
B - horse boxes
Agricultural bank managers van

B (all types), BD, BE, BS 

MRWA C and CA MRWA CB
BA, BB
BC

C - Sheep trucks C (GSR type)C (other types)CA, CX, CXA, CXB

MRWA D and DA, M.R.W.A. DXA, MRWA DXB

D - Covered goods vans D (original type), D (N.Z.R. type), D (converted A)D (GSR type), D(15'-0"), D(16'-0"), D(17'-0"),

DA, DB, DC

MRWA B, MRWA BM

Advertising vans

Explosives van
Workmen's vans
Weighbridge testing vans
Bullion van
Spray van

DE
DW
DX
DY

MRWA S

E - Cold storage vans

Explosive van

E (all types), EA, EB

EBE

F - Louvre Vans

 

Poison vans

F (all types), FA(17'-0"), FA(15'-0"), FB, FC, FD, FDF, FDM

MRWA BL, MRWA BLA

FDP

G - Highside trucks  

Wheat hopper

G Old types, G (G.S.R. type), G (Seabrook), G(Iron lined)G (N.Z.R. Type), G(steel framed)GA, GB, GC, GC (steel underframe), GCW, GD, GE, GEF, GER, GF, GH, GHA, GHB, GHC, GHD, GHE, GHR, GL , GM, GMD, GMR, GN, GS, GST, GW

MRWA A and AB, MRWA AC, MRWA AE

GSW

H - Lowside trucks H (early Northern railway) , H (early Ballast wagons), H(MRCWCo) H(N.Z.R. Type)H (Iron Lined) , H(steel frame)H (G.S.R. type), HA, HB, HC, HCA , HCL, HCN, HCP, HD, HDA, HE,HW , H class ballast ploughs

MRWA I (later Ballast), MRWA IA (Ballast), MRWA M

I - Timber trucks (swivel bolster)

Coal box wagon

I (early), I (N.Z.R. type)I (15' N.Z.R. frame), I (12'-0" G.S.R. type), I (long G.S.R. type), I(other)

MRWA E

IM

J - Water Tanks (later all tankers) J(old WA frame 1312 gal iron), J(14'-0" 1312 gal), J (NZR frame 1312 gal Iron), J (NZR frame 1312 gal wooden), J (NZR frame 1390 gal), J (NZR frame 1500 gal), J (NZR frame 1630gal), J(NZR frame 1600gal), J(NZR frame 2025 gal), J (GC frame wooden tank), J (GC frame 1600gal), J (GC frame 1650gal), J (CXA frame 1600gal), J (ex GSR six-wheeled) , J later JA(bogie), JA, JAC, JG, JI, JK(water), JS(sand/water), JY(W.A.G.R.),

MRWA G and GR

Water trust mining co wagons (Seabrook wagons)

Chemical Tankers
Bitumen Tankers
Fuel tankers
JGH (acid), JK (caustic soda), JV (acid) , JVW (weedkiller)
JX, JXA
JB, JBA, JBB, JBS, JC, JCA, JD, JDA, JE, JEA, JEB, JF, JFS, JFR, JGA, JGB, JGC, JGD, JGE, JGF, JGS, JH , JHA, JHR, JHS, JIA, JIB, JIC, JID, JJ, JL, JM, JN, JNR, JO, JOA, JOB, JOC, JP, JPA & JPAA, JPB & JPBA, JPC, JQ, JR, JRA JRB, JS (fuel), JSA, JT, JTA, JTB, JTC, JTD, JTE, JTF, JU, JUR, JW, JWA, JY(ESSO), JYA, JZ(W.A.G.R.), JZ(Mobil)
K - Ballast wagons (later opens) K(Ballast), K(steel), KA, KB, KC(cement containers), KC(coal), KL, KS, KW

MRWA PA (later P), MRWA P (later PA), MRWA PB

L - Ballast Hoppers and ploughs

 

Wheat Hopper

L, LA(early), LA (ex PWD), LA (1955), LB tipper wagons,

MRWA O

LW
W.A.G.R. ballast ploughs

M - Ballast tippers & coal box wagons

Diesel Loco sand wagon

M coal box, MA , MC , ML

MS

N - Timber trucks (rigid bolster) N(18'-0"),  N(NZR 15'-0"),  N(14'-0" ex GSR)N(12'-0" ex GSR),  N(11'-0" ex I),  N(steel framed)NFB

Flats

Shunters' floats

NA , NC, NF, NFA, NFC, NO, NV, NW

NS

O - Gunpowder vans O (all types)
P - 4 & 6 wheel brake vans (later mail vans) P (4 wheel passenger type),  P (4 wheel goods types),  P (ex GSR 6 Wheeled),  P (ex mail vans)

MRWA F

Q - Timber trucks (later bogie flats)

 

 

Q, QA, QAN, QAP, QB, QBB, QBC, QBE, QBL, QC, QCA, QCB, QCD, QCE, QCF, QCG, QCP, QD(oil), QD(engines), QD(flat), QE, QF, QG, QH, QJG, QJH, QK, QL, QM, QMB, QMC, QMD, QMF, QMG, QNS, QP, QR, QRA, QRB, QRC, QRD, QRJ, QRN, QRP, QRT, QSF, QT, QU, QUA, QUC, QUG, QUW, QV, QW, QWF,

MRWA N, MRWA NB, MRWA NC

Cement container wagons

Sleeper wagons

Wagons for Heavy loads

QCC

QCS, QPS, QRS, QS, QSA, QUR, QURD, QUS, QUT

QAS, QX, QY, Special 40 ton wagon

R - Highside trucks R(2 door)R(4 door) , RA (British), RA (American), RAA, RAB, RAC, RAM, RB(steel), RB(wooden), RBC, RBM, RBT, RBW, RC, RCA, RCB, RCC, RCH, RCJ, RCK, RCW, RCWA, RCWR, RD, RM, RO, RX(30'-0"),   RX(35'-0"), RY

MRWA L

S - Sheep trucks
(Later service vans)

S, SA, SA (later SX), SXT

MRWA bogie D and DX
SB, SC, SD
T - Cattle trucks T, TA, TAD

MRWA bogie C and CM

U - Platform trucks U
V - Covered goods vans V, VA(exV), VA(long), VB(Composite frame), VB(Steel frame), VD, VDA, VDB, VDL, VDR, VF, VFA, VFL, VG, VGA, VH, VWV

MRWA LC

Advertising vans

Accident van
Explosives van
Instruction Van
Troop carrying van
Scale adjusters van
Track recording van
Diesel filter van
Workmen's van
Bullion van
Stores van ex Z van
Eyesight testing van
Van for tractor and driver
VC
VE
VI
VP
VS
VT(track recording)
VT(filters)
VW
VY
VZ
Eyesight testing van VA, VX then VU

MRWA KB

W - Cold storage vans

Privately owned hoppers

W, WA, WAM, WAR, WBR, WO, WVD

WMC, WMD, WME

X - Coal hoppers (later all bogie hoppers) X(bogie), X (4 wheel), XA, XAC, XB, XBC, XC, XE, XEB, XF, XFL, XG, XGA, XGAB, XGB, XGBB, XGH, XGT, XH, XK, XL, XM, XMG, XN, XNA, XNG, XNW, XO, XOA, XP, XR, XT, XU, XV, XW, XWA, XWAB, XWB, XWBB, XWC, XY, XYA
Y - Gunpowder vans Y (all types)
Z - Bogie Brake vans Z9, Z15, etc. rebuilds, Z20, Z21Z22-25, Z26, Z27/8, 30-106 , Z29, Z32 etc rebuilds, Z85 & 155-157, Z107/8, Z109, Z110-113, Z114-153, Z154, Z192, Z202 etc rebuilds, Z217, Z221-8, Z451-460, Z461-566, Z571-580, ZA(158-188), ZA(189-201), ZAF, ZAG, ZB, ZBA, ZC569/70, ZD , ZF, ZG, ZJ, ZJA, ZO567/8, ZS, ZSD

MRWA FA

Wagons known to have spent time on the isolated lines are listed on the Isolated Railways page.

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