JK Class water tanks

In 1927 a new class of all steel open wagon appeared in Western Australia. It was given the redundant K class code previously used for ballast wagons. A total of 375 wagons of this type were constructed in 1927/8.

In 1936 K class wagons formed the basis for the JK class tankers. In this conversion the doors were plated over and a wooden roof fitted. This class existed for some time and conversions to and from JK are as listed below. In the early years the same wagons seem to have been involved each time and it may be that they ran as class K with sealed sides and no doors. From 1951 such wagons were classified KC (again) and used for coal traffic. Many former K class wagons were converted from JK to KC rather than back to class K. Only five wagons were written off as class JK (in 1950) and the rest were all reconverted for other uses.

The two photos show how the JK class wagons written off in 1950 met their fate.

1936

10628, 10635, 10650, 10665, 10675, 10688, 10712/6, 10727, 10730/6, 10742/5, 10750, 10765, 10775/9, 10834, 10984, 10995, 11001/3, 11030/6/8, 11047, 11053/5/6/8, 11060/7, 11071/4, 11085, 11101 K to JK

10628, 11036 JK to K

1937

10635, 10650, 10665, 10675, 10688, 10712/6, 10727, 10730/6, 10742/5, 10750, 10765, 10775/9, 10834, 10984, 10995, 11001/3, 11030/8, 11047, 11053/5/6/8, 11060/7, 11071/4, 11085, 11101 JK to K

1944

10628, 10635, 10650/8, 10661/5, 10675, 10688, 10716, 10721/3/7, 10730, 10742/5, 10750/9, 10761, 10772/5/6/9, 10814/8, 10834/5, 10850, 10868, 10984/8, 10993, 11001/3, 11025, 11030/6, 11041/7, 11053/5-8, 11060/7, 11071/4, 11085, 11093, 11101 K to JK

1945

10628, 10635, 10650/8, 10661/5, 10675, 10688, 10716, 10721/3/7, 10730, 1072610750/9, 10761, 10772/5/6/9, 10814/8, 10834/5, 10850, 10868, 10984/8, 10993, 11001/3, 11025, 11030/6, 11041/7, 11053/5-8, 11060/7, 11071/4, 11085, 11093, 11101 JK to K

1948

10628, 10650, 10661/5, 10675, 10688, 10721/3/7, 10730, 10742/5, 10750/9, 10761, 10772/5/6/9, 10814/8, 10834/5, 10868, 10988, 10993/5, 11001/3, 11025, 11030/6/8, 11041, 11053/5-8, 11060/7, 11085, 11093, 11101 K to JK

1949

10617, 10627, 10632/4/9, 10643, 10696, 10726, 10754, 10763, 10794, 10821/3, 10863/7, 10986, 11032/5, 11042/7/9, 11050/1, 11080/8, 11095 K to JK

10617, 10627, 10632/4/9, 10643, 10650, 10661/5, 10675, 10688, 10696, 10726/7, 10742/5, 10750/4/9, 10761/3, 10772/5/9, 10794, 10814/8, 10823, 10835, 10863/7/8, 10986/8, 10995, 11001/3, 11032/5, 11041/2/9, 11051/3/5-8, 11060/7, 11080/5/8, 11083 JK to K

10617, 10626, 10635, 10675, 10716, 10733, 10745, 10761, 10772/5/9, 10794, 10814/8, 10823, 10838, 10850/8, 10863, 10995, 11001/3, 11041/2/9, 11053/6/7, 11060/7, 11071, 11088 K to JK

1950

10616, 10624/7, 10630/1/4/8/9, 10641-4, 10650/2/4/5/8, 10663/5, 10672/9, 10683/8/9, 10695/6/9, 10701/3/8, 10710/1/3, 10726/7, 10734/5/8, 10740/2/3, 10750/2/4/6/7, 10762/3/6, 10771/4, 10785/7, 10791/6, 10800/1/3/9, 10813/6/9, 10822/7/8, 10835, 10840, 10853/5, 10867-9, 10894, 10985-8, 10994/7-9, 11000/2/5/6, 11022, 11032/3/5, 11044, 11051/2/5/8, 11068, 11074, 11080/1/5/9, 11093/6, 11102 K to JK

10763, 10775, 10993, 11003, 11049 written off (see photos above)

1951

10616, 10624, 10639, 10641, 10654/5/8, 10675, 10683, 10696, 10708, 10723, 10730/3/5, 10742, 10754/9, 10761, 10771/6/9, 10785/7, 10794, 10809, 10818/9, 10821/3, 10834/8, 10840, 10855, 10868, 10988, 10995/8, 11000/1, 11033/5/8, 11041/2/4, 11050/1/7, 11060/8 JK to K

10617, 10626, 10635, 10665, 10688, 10699, 10726, 10752/6, 10800, 10835, 10858, 10997, 11002/6, 11030, 11067, 11088, 11095, 11101 JK to KC

1952

10617, 10626, 10635, 10665, 10688, 10699, 10726, 10752/6, 10800, 10835, 10858, 10997, 11002/6, 11030, 11067, 11088, 11095, 11101 KC to JK

1953

10627/8, 10634/8, 10642/3, 10650, 10672/9, 10688, 10703, 10711/6, 10721, 10734, 10740, 10750/2/7, 10772, 10800/1/3, 10816, 10828, 10835, 10850/3/8, 10863/9, 10984-7, 10999, 11025, 11036, 11052/5/6/8, 11067, 11071, 11085/9, 11093/5, 11101/2 JK to KC

1954

10647, 10654, 10675, 10768, 10798, 10818, 11024, 11060/6, 11100 K to JK

10627/8, 10634/8, 10642/3, 10650, 10672/9, 10688, 10703, 10711/6, 10721, 10734, 10740, 10750/2/7, 10772, 10800/1/3, 10816, 10828, 10850/3/8, 10863/9, 10984/5/7, 10999, 11052/5/6/8, 11067, 11071, 11085, 11101/2 KC to JK

1955

10617, 10627, 10635, 10642/7, 10652, 10663, 10672/5/9, 10688, 10710/6, 10721/7, 10734, 10745, 10750/6/7, 10766/8, 10772, 10791/6/8, 10801/3, 10816/8, 10827/8, 10850/8, 10863/9, 10984/5/7, 10999, 11005/6, 11022/4, 11055/6/8, 11060/7, 11071, 11085, 11100-2 JK to KC

1956

10630/8, 10713, 10743, 10752, 11030, 11074, 11088 JK to KC

1958

10626/8, 10631/4, 10643/4, 10650/4, 10695/9, 10701/3, 10726, 10738, 10740, 10762, 10774, 10813, 10822, 10853, 10867, 10994/7, 11002, 11052/3/7, 11066, 11080/1, 11096 JK to KC

1959

10665, 10689, 10711, 10800, 11047 JK to KC

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