GW Class bulk wheat wagons

Written off GW class wagons (GW3823 nearest camera).

This group of sixty wagons was created in 1937 for Bunbury Jetty use by the conversion of standard G class open wagons. The original conversion added high side extensions and three small doors along the bottom of each side. Eventually the opening at the top was also reduced in width by a partial roof. They were replaced at Bunbury by the GSW class wagons built between 1963 and 1965. It is known that at least the last three wagons converted to NS had already been stripped of their bodywork as class GW before they were reclassified. The fate of the wagons in this class was as follows:

WAGR official photo of GW2575 when new. RHWA collection.

1937

297, 457, 462, 475, 505, 816/9, 820, 836, 862, 863, 893, 1022, 1030, 1092, 1109, 1138, 1168, 1170, 1461, 1467, 1479, 1488, 2036, 2460, 2462, 2477, 2486, 2540, 2544, 2545, 2575, 2581, 2587, 2599, 2609, 2611, 2628, 2632, 2641, 2657, 2660, 2682, 2714, 2827, 3034, 3072, 3078, 3085, 3684, 3735, 3740, 3748, 3749, 3809, 3823, 3854, 3866, 3997, 4058 converted from class G

1963 1479, 2641, 3078 written off. To JETTY 194, 206 & 193 respectively.
1964 505, 3034 written off
1965 297, 457, 462, 475, 820, 836, 863, 1030, 1170, 2460, 2477, 2486, 2540, 2581, 2587, 2609, 2827, 3085, 3684, 3735, 3748, 3749, 3823, 3866, 3997 written off
1966 862, 893, 1022, 1109, 1138, 1467, 2036, 2544, 2575, 2611, 2628, 2632, 2714, 3072, 3809, 4058 converted to NS
1967 816, 1461, 1488, 2545 converted to NS

3823 written back

1968 819, 1092, 2462, 2599, 2682 converted to NS
1969 2657 written off

1973 2660, 3823 written off

3740, 3854 converted to NS

1975 1168 converted to NS

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