M.R.W.A. Class DXB class sheep wagons. Later W.A.G.R. class CXA.

The M.R.W.A bought a total of thirty sheep wagons to the W.A.G.R.'s CXA class design between 1949 and 1955 as follows:

1949 - DXB619-623

1950 - DXB624-630

1955 - DXB601-618

In addition a batch of all steel versions of the design (but with detailed differences) was built in 1961 (DXB631-642).

The two sides of the wooden bodied DXB.

When the W.A.G.R. took over in 1964 these wagons (of both types) became class CXA. They were renumbered as follows:

 1964

DXB 601-9, 611/2, 614-622, 624-630 to CXA 40401-9, 40411/2, 40414-40422, 40424-40430 

DXB631-4/6-9, 641/2 to CXA40431-4/6-9, 40441/2

 1965

DXB610/3, 623 to CXA 40410/3, 40423

DXB635, 640 to CXA 40435, 40440

The decline in sheep traffic meant that these wagons were quickly used as a source of underframes for conversions. The all steel wagons lasted longer than the rest as sheep wagons but none were converted for further use. Presumably removing the bodies was more difficult.

 1967

40404 converted to JOA, 40402 converted to NS 

 1968

40412 written off, 40418 converted to J, 40405, 40421, 40428 converted to JOA, 40426 converted to NS

 1969

40401/9, 40417, 40420/3/7 converted to JOA 

1971

40419 converted to JOA, 40415 converted to NS, 40403/6/7, 40411/3/4/6, 40422/4, 40430 converted to HE

1972

40410, 40434 written off

1973

40429 written off

1975

40425 written off

1976

40408 written off

1977

40432/3/5 written off

1979

40431, 40436-40442 written off

 

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