GS and GST Classes

This class of 250 wagons was built between 1935 and 1942 by Midland workshops. These paired the GC body with a new type of steel underframe and followed on from the steel underframe version of the GC class. This new underframe for the first time on a W.A.G.R. four -wheeled wagon dispensed with solebars and relied on heavy side-sills.

The wagons were built as follows:

1935

260, 318, 414, 6824, 7711, 7995, 8136, 8332, 8390, 8517, 8573, 8578, 8628, 8637, 8715, 8870, 9111, 9125, 9137, 9247, 9255, 9639, 9678, 9804, 9855, 9933 as replacements for GC class wagons.

6350, 6379, 6424, 6485, 6514, 6550, 6645, 6683, 6715 as replacements for GB class wagons

1936

261, 1391, 1415, 1416, 4502, 6877, 6895, 6909, 6994, 7150, 7170, 7184, 7254, 7272, 7286, 7306, 7340, 7416, 7430, 7558, 7580, 7622, 7736, 7919, 7953, 7962, 8056, 8058, 8334, 8456, 8594, 8664, 8702, 8726, 8736, 8761, 8968, 9110, 9194, 9261, 9270, 9295, 9311, 9313, 9457, 9562, 9862, 9954, 9958, 9969 as replacements for GC class wagons

6456, 6478, 6684, 6731, 6746, 6749 as replacements for GB class wagons

514, 528, 584-6, 594/6-8

1937

2030, 2261, 2272, 2279, 2298, 2321, 2335, 2365, 2393, 2398, 2406, 2443, 2485, 2509, 2527, 2543, 2550, 2598, 2646, 2663, 2669, 2681, 2700, 2702, 2754, 2784, 2793, 2814, 2820, 2830, 2860, 3070, 3090, 3092, 3100, 3113, 3122, 3125, 3141, 3148, 3421, 3655, 3715, 3751, 3771, 3778, 3785, 3818, 3858, 3932

1939

330, 368, 671, 676, 757, 780, 950, 1250, 1423, 1460, 1473, 1518, 1526, 2271, 2345, 2396, 2410, 2446, 2582, 2799, 2801, 3126, 3210, 3851, 3908, 3946, 3951, 4038, 4103, 4206, 4462, 6345, 6421, 6426, 6439, 6459, 6465, 6501, 6534, 6537, 6556, 6557, 6571, 6589, 6597, 6601, 6620, 6632, 6765, 6773

1941

5025, 5031-4

1942

5012-5024, 5026-30, 5039-5061

Two wagons seem to have become accident victims in their early years with 260 being written off in 1953 and 9678 the following year although 9678 was written back in 1959.

A significant problem with these wagons was the steel floor and from 1959 when the steel floor of these wagons need replacing new timber floors were fitted and the wagons reclassified GST. 146 wagons were converted to GST were as follows:

1959 261, 330, 528, 584, 586, 594, 597, 671, 780, 1250, 1526, 2030, 2271, 2335, 2393, 2396, 2406, 2485, 2663, 2681, 2702, 2784, 2801, 2814, 2820, 3070, 3092, 3125, 3421, 3655, 3751, 3785, 3818, 3858, 3932, 3946, 4103, 4206, 5020, 5025, 5027, 5033, 5050, 5053, 5059, 6439, 6514, 6537, 6550, 6556, 6557, 6571, 6601, 6620, 6765, 6877, 6909, 7170, 7184, 7264, 7272, 7306, 7340, 7416, 7711, 7736, 7995, 8136, 8332, 8573, 8578, 8594, 8702, 8715, 8761, 9111, 9137, 9247,9261, 9311, 9313, 9457, 9562, 9804, 9969
1960 757, 1460, 2261, 2279, 2345, 2365, 2398, 2410, 2509, 2582, 2754, 3100, 3148, 3210, 3908, 4462, 5037, 5045, 5057, 6597, 6684, 6731, 6824, 6895, 7558, 8056, 8058, 8456, 9678, 9954,
1961 368, 676,950, 1415,1518, 2321, 2669, 3951, 4502, 5014, 5048,5056, 6632, 6645, 7150,
1962 2860, 3126, 5016, 5054, 6426, 7622, 8334, 8517
1964 3851
1965 5061
1966 2646, 5035, 9125
1967 5017, 5039
1969 6424

 

One wagon (5022) was converted into a JGS class tanker in 1963 and another (8726) was converted to a JGH class tanker in 1964. A more radical conversion to GSW class grain hoppers began in 1963:

1963 318, 2550, 5058, 6379, 6456, 7580, 9855 ex GS to GSW
1964 1391, 1473, 2298, 2446, 2527, 5021, 5032, 5041, 5043, 5044 ,6345, 6459, 6465, 6478, 6589, 6773, 7919, 7953, 8968, 9255 ex GS to GSW

330, 2398, 3858, 4462, 6645 ex GST to GSW

1965 330, 2398, 3858, 4462, 6645 ex GST to GSW

In 1972 five wagons were converted back from GST to GS (261, 2279, 2345, 8058, 9562) and in the same year write-offs of the remaining GS class wagons started.

1972

5018, 5029

1973 414, 596, 2700, 2830, 3141, 5026
1974 3113, 5013
1975 1416, 2443, 5049, 8637
1976 7962
1977> 8628, 9110
1978 5040
1979 5040 written back
1980 3778, 5028, 7430
1983 260, 514, 585, 598, 1423,2598,3122,3771,5019, 5042, 5051, 5055, 5060, 6421, 6485, 6534, 6683, 6746, 6749, 6994, 7286,8736, 9194, 9270, 9295, 9933

Disposal of the GST class wagons was as follows:

1965

 950 written off

1966 2485, 2814 written off
1969 6877 written off
1970 3070, 5050, 6824 written off
1972  671, 1415, 1526, 2321, 2335, 2646, 2663, 2702, 3951, 5025, 6426, 6550, 8332 written off
1973 6824 written back

 528,  780, 1518, 3100, 3421, 3818, 4103, 4502, 5039, 6439, 6632, 6765, 7150, 7622, 8456, 9261, 9954, 9969 written off

1974 2406, 2509, 8517, 8761
1975 1460, 2393, 3946, 4206, 6514, 7416, 8702 written off
1976  368,  757, 7306 written off
1977 2030, 2365, 5027, 7170, 7995, 9247, 9311,
1978  584, 2261, 2271, 3092, 5059, 7184, 7340, 7558, 8715,
1979  597, 2582, 2669, 2801, 2820, 3126, 3148,3908,5014, 5016, 5017, 5053, 5054, 5056, 5061, 6557, 6597, 6731, 6824, 6909, 7264, 7736, 9125, 9137
1980 8573 written off
1981  676, 2754, 2784, 6684 written off
1982 3932, 5048, 9457 written off
1983  586,  594, 1250, 2396,2410, 2681, 2860, 3125, 3210,3655, 3751, 3785, 3851, 5020,5033, 5035, 5037, 5045, 5057, 6424, 6537, 6556, 6571, 6601, 6895, 7272,7711, 8056, 8136, 8334, 8578, 8594, 9111, 9313, 9678, 9804 written off

 

A replacement JGH class tanker used the frame of 6620 in 1972.

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