M.R.W.A. Class I dropside wagons. Later used for Ballast.

Twenty-four three plank dropside wagons were built for the M.R.W.A. by Lancaster Wagon Co in 1891. They were classed I and numbered 1I-24I. By 1902 2-13 and 15 were no longer part of this class. It is possible that some, at least, became G class tankers. Between 1902 and 1911 the survivors became 260-269. At some point between 1911 and 1932 I244 was converted from class G and I283-289 appeared. It is possible that 283-289 were renumbered from class IA ballast wagons as the 1924 and 1925 reports note three and two IA reclassified as I respectively but do not give wagon numbers.

In 1932 I244, 260-268, 283-287 and 289 were renumbered I351-367. In 1933-4 I355 was fitted with ballast plough in a similar manner to some W.A.G.R. H class and I364 was similarly altered in 1936-7. I357 and 362 were nominally rebuilt on DXA class frames in 1956 whilst I350 was nominally rebuilt on a DA underframe. I353 was also nominally rebuilt on a DA class underframe in 1958.

In 1960 I358 was re-bodied. Disposal of the class was as follows:

1963

363, 364 written off

1964

352, 356, 358, 359, 360, 363, 366 to H40523, 40527, 40529, 40530, 40531, 40534, 40537

DXA framed wagons 357, 362 to H40528, 40533

DA framed wagons 350, 353 to H40521, 40524

1965

351, 354, 361, 365, 367 to H 40522, 40525, 40532, 40536, 40538

Ballast ploughs 355, 364 to H40526, 40535.

40521, 40531 written off

40522, 40523, 40529, 40532 to JETTY 294, 292, 290, 295

1966

40525, 40538 to HW

1967

40536 to JETTY 330

1970

40527, 40528, 40530 written off

1972

40524 to JETTY 47

1973

Ballast plough H40535 written off

1976

Ballast plough H40526 written off

1977

40533 written off

 

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