HB Class low-sided wagons

In 1926 class HB was produced by the conversion of a number of J class tankers and G class open wagons. They were intended for transporting harvesters and although they used the standard N.Z.R. type underframe the bodies were 8'-0" wide compared to the 6'-10" of a standard H class wagon. Eventually the class totalled seventy-seven wagons. The wagons of this class were built as follows:

HB3965 - probably a WAGR photo taken around the 1940s:  ARHS Collection

 

1926

340, 477 798, 847, 851, 1136, 1217, 1235, 1484, 1907, 1916, 1990, 2310, 2331, 2343, 2362, 2416, 2618, 2627, 2673/9, 2699, 2706, 2722, 2790, 2836, 2844, 3083, 3117, 3134, 3668, 3701/5/6, 3716, 3793/5, 3833, 3860, 3872, 3912/7, 3923, 3954, 3961/5, 4011, 4048, 4057, 4091/4, 4115, 4132 converted from class J

3721, 3930 converted from class G

1927

454, 1028, 1472, 3831, 3935, 4003, 4102, 4124 converted from class J

512 1175, 2708 converted from class G

1928

2690 converted from class J

1930

77, 1927, 2029, 2257, 2496, 2576, 2692, 2792, 3708, 4921 converted from class J

 These wagons were written off over a long period, but it is probable that all of the ones which went before 1968 were accident victims.

 

1945

3872 written off

1948

2792 written off

1950

2699 written off

1953

2257, 4132 written off

2690 missing at stocktake

1960

2836 written off

1962

3708 written off

1963

4102 written off

1968

77, 454, 477, 798, 1028, 1136, 1990, 2343, 2627, 2844, 3134, 3831, 3917, 3961, 3965, 4091, 4094, 4921 written off

1970

851, 1175, 1472, 2362, 2416, 3083, 3117, 3860, 3954, 4124 written off

1217, 2679 to JETTY 18, 14 respectively.

1971

 340, 1484, 1927, 2310, 2692, 2722, 4048, 4057,4115 written off

2496 to JETTY 33

1972

847, 1235, 2029, 2331, 2618, 2673, 2706, 2708, 3668, 3705, 3721, 3793, 3795, 3833, 3912, 3923, 3930, 4003, 4011 written off

3716 to JETTY 48

1973

1907, 1916, 2790, 3701, 3935 written off

1976

2576, 3706 written off

1977

512 written off

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