M.R.W.A. P (later PA) 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 although why it was not given a code in the G class group is not clear. A further 45 were built for the M.R.W.A. by the Birmingham Railway Carriage And Wagon Co. at the same time as follows:

1927 - P420-449

1928 - P450-464

 In 1932 P446-464 were renumbered PA401-419 and the rest were just reclassified PA. Number PA409 was written off in 1942 (presumably due to accident damage) and it was replaced by K11081 from the W.A.G.R. This wagon was given the number PA409. In 1964 the M.R.W.A. was taken over by the W.A.G.R. and the wagons were renumbered as follows:

1964

PA401/3-8, 410-4, 416-428,430-3, 435-445 to K40451/3-8, 40460-4, 40466-4-478, 40480-3, 40485-40495,

1965

PA402/9,415,429,434 to K40452/9, 40465, 40479, 40484,

 

The wagons in this class were written off as follows:

1966

40453

 

1975

40470, 40485, 40492

1967

40463, 40479, 40486

 

1976

40459, 40481, 40495

1970

40459, 40460/5, 40471/6/7, 40487/8

 

1977

40468

1971

40456, 40484/9

 

1978

40457, 40466, 40472/4, 40493

1973

40452,40464/9, 40491

 

1979

40451/4/5, 40461/2/7, 40473/5/8, 40480/2/3, 40490/4

 

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