GM Class open wagon

One experimental wagon originally coded GH 13321 started off this class in 1951. The production wagons were built in 1952 (GM15041-15689) and 1953 (15690-16016). These wagons were built on the post-war standard 18'-0" four wheeled chassis also used on the BE, CXB, DC, EB, FD, and GH classes.

In 1955 a new type was created when four wagons were fitted with a Victorian Railways type ridgepole arrangement and re-coded GMR (15661, 15730, 15770/7). Further conversions followed in 1956 and 1957.

In 1968 another new conversion of the GM design appeared when the doors on many wagons were replaced and the GMD design was created. The end of wagonload traffic resulted in the demise of the GM and GMD class wagons. 

1951

GH13321 built

1952

GM15041-15689 built Tomlinsons

1953

GM15690-16016 built Tomlinsons

GH13321 reclassified GM

1955

15661, 15730, 15770, 15777 converted to class GMR

1956

15406, 15410, 15486, 15501, 15508, 15512, 15519, 15549, 15552, 15613, 15621, 15685, 15693, 15716, 15722, 15732, 15790, 15807, 15824, 15858, 15859, 15872, 15878, 15892, 15902, 15951, 15963, 15989 converted to class GMR

15886 written off

1957

15401, 15405, 15408, 15482, 15559, 15584, 15648, 15668, 15715, 15754, 15764, 15767, 15808, 15819, 15835, 15909, 15980, 15987 converted to class GMR

1961

15457, 15879, 15983 destroyed in collision at Northam and written off

1965

15714 derailment Coolgardie written off

1968

15402, 15403, 15409, 15415, 15416, 15417, 15421, 15423, 15424, 15425, 15427, 15428, 15430, 15431, 15436, 15442, 15444, 15451, 15456, 15460, 15461, 15467, 15468, 15469, 15470, 15471, 15472, 15475, 15477, 15478, 15483, 15487, 15490, 15492, 15493, 15494, 15496, 15500, 15506, 15509, 15511, 15516, 15523, 15526, 15529, 15532, 15533, 15534, 15535, 15538, 15541, 15543, 15550, 15551, 15553, 15555, 15556, 15558, 15560, 15561, 15563, 15564, 15568, 15569, 15571, 15575, 15576, 15577, 15579, 15581, 15582, 15586, 15590, 15593, 15595, 15596, 15599, 15600, 15602, 15603, 15604, 15607, 15609, 15610, 15617, 15619, 15623, 15624, 15630, 15632, 15634, 15636, 15637, 15640, 15641, 15642, 15643, 15647, 15654, 15655, 15656, 15660, 15664, 15665, 15667, 15671, 15672, 15673, 15675, 15677, 15678, 15679, 15682, 15686, 15688, 15690, 15692, 15694, 15696, 15699, 15700, 15703, 15705, 15706, 15708, 15712, 15718, 15721, 15724, 15725, 15726, 15727, 15731, 15733, 15735, 15736, 15737, 15738, 15740, 15741, 15743, 15746, 15747, 15748, 15751, 15752, 15756, 15758, 15761, 15765, 15768, 15771, 15772, 15775, 15779, 15780, 15783, 15784, 15786, 15787, 15788, 15792, 15794, 15798, 15799, 15800, 15801, 15803, 15805, 15810, 15811, 15814, 15816, 15817, 15826, 15827, 15831, 15834, 15841, 15843, 15844, 15845, 15848, 15849, 15855, 15856, 15857, 15863, 15866, 15868, 15871, 15873, 15875, 15876, 15877, 15880, 15883, 15885, 15889, 15890, 15894, 15895, 15897, 15899, 15900, 15903, 15905, 15906, 15912, 15915, 15918, 15919, 15922, 15924, 15927, 15930, 15931, 15932, 15933, 15934, 15937, 15941, 15943, 15946, 15950, 15959, 15964, 15965, 15967, 15968, 15970, 15974, 15975, 15976, 15977, 15981, 15982, 15990, 15993, 15994, 15996, 15997, 15998, 15999, 16000, 16003, 16004, 16005, 16009, 16013, 16015 converted to GMD

1970

15774 written off

1971

13321, 15412, 15419, 15433, 15434, 15437, 15438, 15441, 15445, 15448, 15452, 15459, 15463, 15465, 15466, 15473, 15481, 15489, 15495, 15497, 15498, 15499, 15503, 15504, 15505, 15510, 15517, 15530, 15537, 15539, 15548, 15554, 15562, 15567, 15573, 15574, 15583, 15587, 15589, 15591, 15592, 15597, 15601, 15606, 15612, 15614, 15616, 15618, 15625, 15629, 15650, 15657, 15674, 15683, 15689, 15701, 15702, 15713, 15750, 15757, 15778, 15782, 15822, 15836, 15846, 15847, 15852, 15854, 15861, 15862, 15865, 15874, 15887, 15888, 15891, 15904, 15908, 15914, 15916, 15917, 15926, 15928, 15939, 15945, 15949, 15952, 15954, 15955, 15957, 15958, 15960, 15962, 15969, 15971, 15985, 15986, 15992, 15995, 16006, 16007, 16016 converted to GMD

1972

15608, 15884 written off

1973

15892 converted from GMR

1974

15685, 15770, 15790, 15859, 15963 converted from GMR

1975

15722, 15807 converted from GMR

15956 converted to GHC

1976

15754 converted from GMR

15418, 15644, 15711, 15802 written off

1977

15693 converted from GMR

15638, 15670, 15681, 15823, 15870, 15978 written off

1978

15405, 15408, 15482, 15501, 15508, 15584, 15648, 15668, 15777, 15872 converted from GMR

15944 written off

1979

15549, 15808, 15819, 15878, 15980 converted from GMR

15638 written back

15440, 15464, 15514, 15611, 15947, 16001 written off

15598 converted to GMD

1980

15406, 15519, 15732, 15767, converted from GMR

1981

15559, 15835, 15902, 15987 converted from GMR

15491, 15948 written off

1982

15486, 15613, 15661, 15951 converted from GMR

1983

15552, 15715, 15824 converted from GMR

15405, 15613, 15645, 15728, 15818 written off

15911 converted to GMD

1984

15447, 15698, 15920 written off

1985

15404, 15432, 15450, 15454, 15462, 15480, 15485, 15521, 15524, 15525, 15588, 15627, 15652, 15695, 15720, 15763, 15767, 15791, 15809, 15825, 15850, 15851, 15898 written off

1986

15406, 15407, 15411, 15414, 15420, 15426, 15446, 15453, 15476, 15486, 15508, 15518, 15522, 15536, 15540, 15542, 15547, 15557, 15585, 15615, 15620, 15633, 15662, 15666, 15723, 15776, 15819, 15828, 15839, 15840, 15864, 15878, 15893, 15901, 15929, 15935, 15940, 15953, 15972, 15980, 15988, 16008, 16010, 16012, 16014 written off

1987

15474, 15484, 15519, 15544, 15559, 15565, 15638, 15684, 15685, 15697, 15739, 15742, 15796, 15820, 15829, 15832, 15838, 15842, 15860, 15869, 15925, 15938, 15963 written off

1989

15449, 15458, 15479, 15488, 15507, 15549, 15584, 15622, 15663, 15669, 15709, 15710, 15732, 15744, 15745, 15790, 15806, 15813, 15821, 15833, 15837, 15853, 15872, 15942, 15984, 15987 written off

1990

15408, 15413, 15422, 15429, 15435, 15439, 15443, 15455, 15482, 15501, 15502, 15513, 15515, 15520, 15527, 15528, 15531, 15545, 15546, 15566, 15570, 15572, 15578, 15580, 15594, 15605, 15626, 15628, 15631, 15635, 15639, 15646, 15648, 15649, 15651, 15653, 15658, 15659, 15661, 15668, 15676, 15680, 15691, 15704, 15707, 15717, 15719, 15722, 15729, 15734, 15749, 15753, 15754, 15755, 15759, 15760, 15762, 15766, 15769, 15770, 15773, 15777, 15785, 15793, 15795, 15797, 15804, 15807, 15808, 15812, 15815, 15830, 15835, 15859, 15867, 15881, 15882, 15892, 15896, 15902, 15907, 15910, 15911, 15913, 15921, 15923, 15936, 15951, 15961, 15966, 15979, 15991, 16002, 16011 written off

 

Unaccounted for 15687, 15781, 15789, 15972, 15973.  Probably written off 1990.

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