GMR Class open wagon with ridgepole

In 1955 a new type was created when four GM class wagons were fitted with a Victorian Railways type ridgepole arrangement and reclassified GMR (15661, 15730, 15770/7). Further conversions followed in 1956 and 1957. Once cane support brackets started to be fitted from 1963 to most open wagons the ridgepoles were less relevant and were slowly removed with the wagons reverting to class GM. All had gone by 1990.

1955

15661, 15730, 15770, 15777 converted from class GM

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 from class GM

1957

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

1973

15892 converted to GM

1974

15685, 15770, 15790, 15859, 15963 converted to GM

1975

15722, 15807 converted to GM

1976

15754 converted to GM

15730 written off

1977

15693 converted to GM

1978

15405, 15408, 15482, 15501, 15508, 15584, 15648, 15668, 15777, 15872converted to GM

15401, 15621, 15858, 15909 written off

1979

15549, 15808, 15819, 15878, 15980 converted to GM

1980

15406, 15519, 15732, 15767, converted to GM

15512 written off

1981

15559, 15835, 15902, 15987 converted to GM

1982

15486, 15613, 15661, 15951 converted to GM

1983

15552, 15715, 15824 converted to GM

1984

15764 written off

1985

15989 written off

1986

15716 written off

1990

15410 written off

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