Class EA Cold storage vans

This group of vans appeared in 1934 as a batch of 6 vans on a 16'-0" steel underframe numbered 5009, 5173, 5175, 5985, 6026 and 6384. They were originally intended for lamb traffic but were later used for other things such as butter. A second batch of 15 followed in 1939 (4536-4547, 4549-4551). They were written off as listed in the table below. The first one was almost certainly an accident victim.

The body of EA4546 survived as a store at Midland Workshops for some time and is shown at left.

 

1950

6026 written off

1968

4537 written off

1969

5173 to JETTY 363

1970

4542, 4545, 5985, 6384 written off

1971

4538 written off

1972

4539, 4540, 4541, 4547, 4550, 4551 written off

1973

5009 written off

1974

4546 written off

1975

4543, 4544 written off

1977

5175 written off

1978

4536, 4549 written off

 

Four E class vans were reclassified EA in 1940 (5221) and 1954 (5225/6/8). These four vans had been part of a group of fifteen E class vans built at Midland in 1901. They were 17'-0" long over headstocks. It is not clear if they were replaced, rebuilt or re-bodied when reclassified to EA. They wagons were written off as follows:

 

1968

5221

1973

5228

1975

5226, 5226

Other Cold storage vans

The W.A.G.R.'s other cold storage trucks were classes E and EB, and the bogie vehicles in Classes W, WA, WAM, WAR, WBR and WVD.

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