FC Class louvred meat vans

FC 1381 at Armadale (Photo by Wal Larsen, RHWA collection)

The 17'-0" FA class steel louvre vans were re-built at some point with new wooden bodies. In 1936 ten of these vans were fitted with meat hooks and reclassified FC. A total of fifteen vans of this type was eventually reached.

By 1960 they had all gone - presumably because they were superseded by the FDMs.

The picture at right is an enlargement of a Fretwell collection image showing an FA or FC at Boddalin in November 1928.

1936 1385, 5235, 5239, 5241, 5242, 5247, 5250, 5254, 6206, 6209 from FA
1937 1381, 6201 from FA
1946 1383, 5257 from FA
1953 5214, 5250 written off
1954 5246 from FA

5247 written off

1955 1381 written off /TD>
1956 1385 written off became JETTY 131
1957 5235, 5242, 5246, 5254, 6206, 6209 written off
1959 5257 written off. To JETTY 265 in 1960. Later to Wyndham meat works.
1960 5239, 6201 written off

1383 became JETTY 279

1961 w/o 5239 to JETTY 73

Other louvred vans

Other 4 wheel louvred vans in this group can be found in classes F , FA(17'-0"), FA(15'-0"), FB FD, FDF, FDM, FDPMRWA BL, MRWA BLA whilst their bogies counterparts are in classes VA(exV), VA(long), VB(Composite frame), VB(Steel frame), VD, VDA, VDB, VDL, VDR, VF, VFA, VFL, VG, VGA, VH

 

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