Class CX (Originally class C then CA from 12/1919 to 10/1920)

The batch of ten C class sheep wagons built in 1919 (10097-10106) used the 16'-0" long GC type chassis giving them a higher capacity than earlier wagons. A second batch of twenty were converted from GC class open wagons in 1920 (214, 6885, 6904, 6986, 7115, 7214, 7428, 7540, 7557, 7607, 7647, 7676, 7752, 7956, 7970, 7899, 8362, 8947, 9091, 9224). They were classed CA until October 1920 when the designation was changed to CX. Why is not known.

 

 

 

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Another batch of conversions from GC class wagons in 1920 were class CX from the beginning. There were also conversions of older C class wagons and also M class coal box wagons. It is likely that some of the ironwork and underframe parts were reused in these rebuilds. The remainder of the construction programme was as follows:

1920

533, 4319, 6857, 6880, 6974, 7038, 7074, 7091, 7132, 7274, 7292, 7319, 7434, 7443, 7553, 7643, 7650, 7713, 7739, 7761, 7774, 7783, 7830, 7921/2, 7942, 7957, 8326, 8609, 8610, 8719, 8878, 8897, 8979, 8981, 9227, 9949 ex GC

7848, 7852/5, 7862/9, 7876/8/9, 7880/1/5/6, 7893/5 ex M

6317, 6320/1, 6335 ex C

1921

6832, 7780, 7838, 7924, 8010, 8310, 8967 ex GC

7847, 7851/6, 7863, 7883/7/9, 7892/6 ex M

6319 ex C

1922

360, 1061, 1395, 1407, 1919, 6990, 7171, 7240, 7565, 7726, 7804, 7814, 7898, 8394, 8404, 8411, 8836, 9007, 9128 ex GC

7865/7, 7872,7888,7891 ex M

6324/9 ex C

1923

244, 335, 375, 1012, 2455, 3497, 42446, 7147, 7166, 7224, 7275, 7303,7686, 7723, 7950, 8032, 8306, 8615, 8672, 8685, 8708, 8732/3, 8850, 8949, 9079, 9160, 9548, 9828 ex GC

123, 133, 6318, 6331, 6332, 6336, 6337 ex C

1924

6333, 6339 ex C

1925

130, 134, 135, 6326 ex C

1926

120 ex C

1927

121, 131 ex C

1928

10897 - 10920 built Midland

125, 127, 129, 138 ex C

1929

118,119, 140, 142, 144, 150, 6315 ex C

1930

122, 124, 128, 6321, 6328, 8247 ex C

1931

136, 8244, 8253, 8269, 8277, 8286 ex C

1932

126, 137, 8240 ex C

The 8XXX series C class wagons converted in 1930-2 had originally had a different body style to the earlier C class wagons but as the bodies were totally replaced in the rebuilding process this probably made no difference to the finished product. All further rebuilds of C class wagons were to the new CXA standard from 1933. Indeed from 1932 the CX class wagons themselves were rebuilt to CXA type wagons as follows:

1932

122, 126, 8240 to CXA

 

1943

6324, 7434, 7783, 7891, 8249, 8336, 8411, 8708, 10916 to CXA

1935

6335, 7896, 7956 to CXA

 

1944

6319, 7557, 7752, 7838, 7855, 7863, 7893, 7898 8609 to CXA

1936

1012, 7888, 8947 to CXA

 

1945

131, 6337, 7540, 7899, 9079, 10097 to CXA

1937

1940

7879, 8032 to CXA

6331, 7713, 7761, 7889, 9128 to CXA

 

1947

133, 375, 6328, 7038, 7132, 7166, 7275, 7650, 7780, 7848, 7885, 7895, 8306, 8310, 8362, 8615, 8685, 8719, 8733, 8850, 8949, 10102, 10106 to CXA

1941

1942

7726, 7804, 7879 to CXA

1395, 7274, 8247 to CXA

 

1953

119, 124, 127, 335, 1919, 3497, 6339, 6857, 6885, 6986, 7091, 7607, 7647, 7862, 7865, 8010, 8083, 8244, 8286 8836, 9160, 9227, 10098/9, 10104/5, 10900, 10912/8 to CXA

The gap in the rebuilding programme is a little difficult to understand as withdrawal of the CX class had already started. The wagons remaining as class CX were disposed of as follows:

1948

1949

533, 6317, 7214, 8979, 10904 written off

129, 137, 7643, 7774, 7883, 7922, 10191 written off

 

1954

120, 125, 138, 140, 214, 1407, 6318, 6329, 6832, 7074, 7115, 7171, 7224, 7565, 7686, 7739, 7851, 7856, 7886, 7921, 8269, 8277, 8394, 8404, 8897, 9007, 9224, 9548, 9949, 10100, 10898, 10901/2/6 written off

1950

118, 121, 130, 134, 135, 142, 150, 244, 1061, 2455, 4319, 6315, 6320, 6326, 6974, 7240, 7303, 7723, 7830, 7852, 7867, 7869, 7881, 7950, 8610, 8732, 8878, 8967, 10103, 10899, 10908, 10910/3/4/7, 10920 written off

 

1955

1956

128, 360, 4246, 7847, 7878, 7957, 8253, 8981 written off

10903 written off

1951

123, 136, 144, 6321, 6332, 6336, 6880, 6904, 6990, 7319, 7428, 7676, 7924, 7942, 8247, 9091, 10101, 10897, 10905/9, 10911 written off

 

1957

7892, 10896 written off

1953

7147, 7292, 7553, 7814, 7880, 7970, 8672, 9828 missing at stocktake.

 

1962

6333, 7872, 10907, 10915 written off

The rebuilding/reclassifications of 1953 are interesting. This was the year when a complete stocktake of the wagon stock discovered many wagons "missing".  As there was little difference between a CX and a wooden framed CXA it is possible that the 1953 reclassifications had been rebuilt some time previously.

Other Sheep trucks

The W.A.G.R.'s other sheep trucks were classes CA, CX, CXA, and CXB, and the bogie vehicles in Classes S, SA, SA (later SX) and SXT .

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