KC class Steel open wagons

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 1935 nine wagons were converted to carry two cement containers by removing the sides and ends. They became class KC. They were all reconverted to K class standard in 1941.

 

 

 

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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. Eventually they were written off over a long period with one wagon (11102) being converted into an MS class sand wagon.

1951

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

1952

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

1954

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 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 ex JK

1956

10630/8, 10713, 10743, 10752, 11030, 11074, 11088 ex JK

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 ex JK

1959

10665, 10689, 10711, 10800, 11047 ex JK

1961

10627, 10663, 11030 to K

1962

10626, 10638, 10672, 10710, 10791, 10818, 10858, 11022, 11058, 11089 to K

1963

10688, 10734, 10756 to K, 10803 written off

1964

11002, 11101 to K 10628, 10652, 10679, 10695, 10743/5, 10766, 10801, 10827, 10999 written off

1965

10798 to K 10647, 10716, 100774, 10835, 10850, 10867, 10985/7, 11025, 11032, 11047, 11056, 11081/8 written off

1966

10617, 10642/4, 10654, 10701/3, 10711/3, 10726/7, 10740, 10796, 10800, 10822/8, 10869, 11005, 11053, 11060/7, 11080, 11093/6 written off

1967

10762, 10772, 10984, 10994, 11006, 11055 written off

1968

10650, 11085 written off

1969

11102 to MS

1970

10635, 10643, 10750/7, 10768, 10986, 11024, 11052, 11071 written off

1971

11095 written off

1972

11036 written off

1973

10816, 10863 written off

1974

10675, 10997, 11100 written off

1977

10665 written off

1978

10853, 11074 written off

1979

10630/1/4, 10689, 10699, 10721, 10738, 10752, 11066 written off

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