CXB Class sheep trucks

The CXB class sheep trucks were the final class of four-wheeled sheep truck built for the W.A.G.R. They used the post-war standard 18'-0" chassis and the extra 2'-0" in length increased the capacity by 14 sheep over the CX and CXA classes. It seems a little odd that they were not given a two-letter classification as most of the C group classes remained unused.

All three hundred wagons (17401-17700) were built in 1953 by Hoskins Engineering. The decline in live sheep traffic meant that by 1960 some wagons were surplus and available for conversion. Disposal of the class was as follows:

1960 17403, 17404, 17445, 17498, 17513, 17535, 17543, 17556, 17576, 17599, 17633, 17695 to NF 22801-22812
1961 17451, 17653 written off
1962 17517, 17553, 17621 to NC 22751-3
1963 17666 written off
1965 17418, 17430, 17449, 17455, 17460, 17564, 17636, 17697 written off

17575, 17601, 17606, 17661, 17689, converted to NF

1971 17684 written off
1972 17539 written off
1976 17442, 17688, 17692 written off
1979 17407, 17412, 17419, 17427, 17431, 17448, 17452, 17459, 17461, 17470, 17475, 17476, 17482, 17490, 17493, 17494, 17505, 17506, 17510, 17511, 17519, 17525, 17528, 17531, 17541, 17545, 17549, 17557, 17578, 17584, 17586, 17588, 17595, 17620, 17629, 17631, 17639, 17647, 17651, 17654, 17665, 17696 written off
1980 17527, 17607, 17648 written off
1981 17472, 17483, 17507, 17597, 17649, 17667 written off
1983

17401, 17415, 17417, 17420, 17428, 17440, 17447, 17456, 17457, 17463, 17477, 17485, 17491, 17495, 17503, 17518, 17533, 17534, 17536, 17538, 17542, 17546, 17554, 17560, 17567, 17570, 17572, 17573, 17574, 17581, 17591, 17596, 17605, 17608, 17610, 17615, 17622, 17637, 17641, 17643, 17662, 17673, 17674, 17677, 17683, 17687, 17690, 17691, 17699 written off
1985 17402, 17405, 17406, 17408, 17409, 17410, 17411, 17413, 17414, 17416, 17421-6, 17429, 17432-4, 17436, 17437, 17439, 17441, 17443, 17444, 17446, 17450, 17453, 17454, 17458, 17462, 17464-7, 17469, 17471, 17478, 17479, 17480, 17481, 17486-8, 17492, 17496, 17497, 17499, 17500-2, 17504, 17508, 17509, 17512, 17514-6, 17520, 17524, 17526, 17529, 17530, 17537, 17540, 17544, 17547, 17550, 17558, 17559, 17562, 17563, 17565, 17566, 17568, 17569, 17577, 17582, 17585, 17587, 17589, 17590, 17592-4, 17598, 17600, 17602-4, 17609, 17611-4, 17616-9, 17623, 17625-8, 17630, 17632, 17634, 17638, 17642, 17644-6, 17650, 17652, 17655-9, 17660, 17663, 17664, 17668, 17669, 17670, 17672, 17675, 17676, 17678, 17680-2, 17685, 17686, 17693, 17694, 17698, 17700 written off
1986 17435, 17468, 17474, 17484, 17489, 17521, 17522, 17523, 17532, 17548, 17551, 17552, 17571, 17579, 17580, 17583, 17624 written off
1987 17473, 17555, 17561, 17635, 17640, 17671, 17679 written off
1988 17438 written off

Other Sheep trucks

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

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