M.R.W.A. Class D and DA sheep trucks.  Never taken into W.A.G.R. stock

The Lancaster wagon Co built ten sheep trucks for the M.R.W.A. in 1891 numbered 1D-10D. However, well before 1911 four of these were missing (1, 7, 9 and 10). It is possible that they were converted to another type (class G tankers for example) or sold. The G.S.R. also had four sheep wagons, which are believed to have been similar. They could be the missing wagons. The remaining six wagons were converted or reclassified as class DA before 1911 and renumbered DA233-238. The D classification was re-used for bogie cattle wagons after about 1902. In 1913 another four wagons were built numbered 326-331.

It is known that this class were rebuilt at some point in their careers with new bodies but when is not known. It may coincide with reclassification to DA but this is not certain.

In 1932 the twelve wagons were renumbered 601-612. They were written off in 1953-1955 and replaced by new DXB class wagons carrying the same numbers.






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