CXA Class sheep trucks

The CXA class sheep trucks were a development of the CX class. The principal difference in the first vehicles built was the 9'-6" wheelbase 16'-0" steel underframe.

Later wagons were conversions of C and CX class wagons and retained the wooden underframe.

The steel framed CXA's were built over a period of eighteen years as follows:

 

1933 10070/1, 10077-82, 10202, 10336, 11304-11343 built 
1936 701, 706, 707, 717, 720, 725, 726, 729, 733, 739, 740 built
1938 34, 43, 94, 146, 263/9, 489, 506, 713, 721, 823, 1098, 1127/9, 1922/9, 1974/6, 2483, 2554, 2737/8, 2843, 3096, 3120, 3149, 3725, 3755, 3788, 3812, 3852, 4019, 4150, 4161, 4335/7, 4342, 4524/7/9, 5090, 5180/2, 6070, 6739, 6771, 7118, 7204, 7395, 7596, 7663, 9749 built
1939 209, 231, 270,311, 367, 378, 395, 431, 453, 476/8, 491, 504, 526, 579, 610, 756/8, 797, 813/7, 834/7, 841/3, 855, 872/4/9, 889, 895, 917/9, 939, 959, 971, 1024, 1079, 1086, 1095, 1105, 1131, 1140/6, 1167, 1172/6, 1209, 1229, 1265 built
1947 11351-9, 11362/3-8, 11370-3/5, 11382/3/6/7, 11392-4/6/7, 11400/1/3 built
1948 11360/2/9, 11374/6-9, 11380/1/4/5/8/9, 11390/1/5/8/9, 11402, 11404-11450 built
1949 12051-4/6-9, 12060/1/3, 12072-81, 12087-12107, 12112/4-8 built
1950 12055, 12062, 12064-12071, 12082-6, 12109-12111, 12113 built.
1951 12119-12150 built

Rebuilds of C and CX class wagons from 1933 were to the CXA standard but on GC type wooden underframe. A 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.

1932 122, 126, 8240 from CX   1941 7726, 7804, 7879 from CX
1933 8237, 8242, 8252/6, 8274, 8284, 9724 from C   1942 8249, 9723 from C

1395, 7274, 8247 from CX

1935 8241, 8250, 8260, 8282 from C

6335, 7896, 7956 from CX

  1943 8278 from C

6324, 7434, 7783, 7891, 8249, 8336, 8411, 8708, 10916 from CX

1936 8254, 8276 from C

1012, 7888, 8947 from CX

  1944 8255 from C

6319, 7557, 7752, 7838, 7855, 7863, 7893, 7898 8609 from CX

1937 8259, 8264, 8272/5 from C

7879, 8032 from CX

  1945 8267 from C

131, 6337, 7540, 7899, 9079, 10097 from CX

1938

1939

8251 from C

8239, 8262/3 from C

  1947 133, 375, 6328, 7038, 7132, 7166, 7275, 7650, 7780, 7848, 7885, 7895, 8306, 8310, 8362, 8615, 8685, 8719, 8733, 8850, 8949, 10102, 10106 from CX
1940 8238, 8273 from C

6331, 7713, 7761, 7889, 9128 from CX

  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 from CX

None of the CXA's was written off before the Second World War but the arrival of the new CXB class wagons started the reduction in numbers. Many of the steel underframed wagons were rebuilt to other classes:

1956 12124 written off
1960 11429 written off
1961 11351 written off
1963 12057, 12112 written off

12097 to MS

1965 959, 4337, 5182, 11315, 11361, 12105 written off

34, 43, 506, 579, 610, 729, 817, 889, 1095, 1976, 2483, 3788, 4161, 10078, 11311/3/9, 11320/3, 11332, 11356, 11362-4, 11370/7, 11385, 11392, 11404/8, 11417/8, 11424, 11432/9, 11441/6, 12052/8, 12061, 12074/5/8, 12083/9, 12104, 12113/9, 12120/1/5/6/8/9, 12130-5/7-9, 12140/2/4/5/9, 12150 to GE

1966 12123, 12148 written off. The frames from 12148 were later used to build shunting tractor ST1.

12090 to MS

1967 12051 to JOA

12143 to NS

1968 1929, 4527, 5090, 7663, 9749, 11307, 11326, 11400 written off

231, 11310, 11334, 11353 to NS

11339 to MS,

11312, 12062 to JOA

1969 4529 written off

713, 919, 11374, 12146 to J

378, 740, 855, 4019, 10071, 10202, 11305, 11321/4, 11342 to JOA

1970 11333, 11383/4/7, 11409, 11423, 11438, 11450 to NS
1971 10077 written off. Became JETTY 35

12109 to J

739, 841, 1129, 1229, 1974, 10082, 11331 to JOA

823, 1265, 12060, 12080 to MS

367, 4524, 6771, 11398, 12141 to NS

94, 270, 395, 491, 707, 720/1, 843, 872/4, 1098, 1127, 1131, 1146, 1922, 2554, 3096, 6739, 7118, 7434, 10070, 10080/1, 11309, 11314/6/8, 11325, 11330, 12081/4, 12110, 12127, 12136 to HE

1972 701, 4150, 6070, 7204, 11426, 12064 written off

758, 11304, 11336, 12088, 12107 to J

12087 to JOA

11422, 11427, 11437 to NS

1973 478, 726, 879, 939, 1140, 1167, 1176, 2843, 3755, 4335, 4342, 5180, 11308, 11317, 11322/8, 11335/8, 11352/4/5, 11360, 11371, 11381/2/6, 11391/6, 11410/1/9, 11421/5, 11434/6, 11440/2, 12054/6/9, 12067, 12070/6/7, 12091/5, 12102/3/6/8, 12122 written off

733, 11368, 11395, 12115 to NS

1975 263/9, 311, 453, 476, 706, 717, 756, 834/7, 895, 917, 971, 1086, 1172, 1209, 3120, 3149, 3852, 7395, 10079, 10336, 11306, 11327, 11337, 11358, 11365-7/9, 11380/8, 11393, 11401/3/5, 11412/6, 11427/8, 11430/3/5, 11443-5/8/9, 12055, 12063/9, 12072/3, 12086, 12092/9, 12100, 12111, 12147 written off
1976 146, 209, 1024, 11357, 11376, 11406, 11415, 11420, 12053 written off

504 to J

written off 12076 to MS

1977 431, 725, 1105, 2737/8, 3725, 11340/1/3, 11413, 12079, 12116 written off
1978 813, 1079, 11359, 12066, 12082, 12093/4/6, 12101, 12114/7 written off
1979 489, 526, 797, 3812, 7956, 11375/8/9, 11389, 11390/4/7/9, 11402/7, 11414, 11431, 12065/8, 12071, 12085, 12098 written off

489 and 526 officially recorded as "LOST"

In 1974 eighty-five wagons were marked "Midland - Robb's Jetty Area Only". The renumbering problem with 8276/367/364 noted in the official records shows the problem of interchange of identity between wagons. This comes up again with the conversion of 7434 to class HE. This MUST have been a steel framed wagon at the time of conversion and it seems likely that it had either swapped identities with one of the steel framed batch or been completely rebuilt at some point.

There is a picture of a pair of loaded CXA wagons in the Weston Langford collection.

 

1945 8275 written off   1959 7650, 7780, 7896, 7956, 8260, 8685 written off
1947 8621 (ex 8275) reinstated   1960 335, 6337, 7895, 10097 written off
1948 9724 written off   1961 1012 written off
1949 8237 written off   1962 122, 7889, 8010, 8244, 8272, 8947, 10102, 10916 written off
1953 8262 written off

8276 renumbered 367 in error

  1963

1964

6335 written off

7091, 7275, 8836, 9227 written off

1954 126, 1395, 6319, 6331, 7166, 7274, 7540, 7557, 7726, 7761, 7888, 7891/9, 8239-8242, 8250/4/5, 8263/4, 8274/8, 8282/4, 8326, 8362, 8411, 8621, 8850, 9128 9723 written off

367 (ex 8276) renumbered 364

  1965

1966

1967

10918 written off

3497, 6986 written off

127, 8286, 9160 written off

1955 7848 written off   1968 119, 6339, 7783, 8083, 10098, 10105, 10900 written off
1956 131, 1395, 7166, 7274, 7540, 7557, 7726, 7761, 7863, 7879, 7898/9, 8238, 8251/2, 8326, 8411, 8850, 9128 written off   1969

1971

6857, 7607, 7647, 7862/5, 7887, 10099, 10104 written off

1919 written off

1957 133, 364, 6325/8, 6330/8, 6343, 7132, 7838, 7855, 7893, 8249, 8256/9, 8267, 8273, 8310, 8609, 8719, 8949 written off   1973 7434 to HE!

6885 written off

1958 6324, 7885, 8032, 8615, 9079, 10106 written off   1975 124, 7876, 10912 written off

From 1964 some M.R.W.A. DXB class wagons were also classed CXA but these are dealt with on their own page.

Other Sheep trucks

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

 

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