QBB Class Bolster wagon.

The QBB class bolster wagons were the result of the conversion of old wagons on the standard 30'-0" chassis from classes Q, QB, R, V and VA . Conversion started in 1962 and involved the replacement of the truss rods with angle iron (giving a load of 21 tons 3cwt rather than 16 tons for a class Q) and fitting them with six rather than four bolsters. Wagons were converted from the older classes as follows:

1962 1592, 2159 from Q
1963 1625, 1736, 1758, 1780, 1811, 2880, 2889, 2901, 3450, 3461, 3496, 3542, 3586, 4447, 4583, 4599, 4624, 4751, 4818, 4828 from Q
1964 1610, 1614, 1655, 1669, 1756, 2196, 2883, 3451, 3541, 3633, 4444, 4633, 4646, 4653, 4675, 4752, 4753, 4760, 4819, 4861 from Q
1965 1630, 1691, 1693, 1773, 1774, 1822, 2962, 3361, 3370, 3477, 3516, 3545, 3560/8, 4387, 4689, 4756, 4773, 4847, 4874 from Q
1966 2884, 2895, 3619, 3625, 4614, 4788, 4866 from Q
1967 1615, 1701, 1743, 2888, 3471, 3505, 3518, 3576, 3579, 3610, 3615, 3617, 3618, 4681, 4761 from Q

4709 from QB

1970

 692, 1616, 1635, 1636, 1644, 1652, 1660, 1674, 1692, 1694, 1696, 1700, 1706, 1711, 1713, 1717, 1728, 1763, 1770, 1776, 1788, 1793, 1804, 1813, 1818, 1827, 1882, 2150, 2181, 2193, 2900, 2927, 2938, 2950, 2958, 2964, 2966, 2970, 2972, 2973, 2997, 3208, 3244, 3466, 3468, 3476, 3478, 3480, 3489, 3502, 3511, 3524, 3544, 3546, 3552, 3561, 3565, 3566, 3569, 3578, 3585, 3588, 3593, 3595, 3598, 3600, 3606, 3620, 3624, 3640, 3646, 4588, 4638, 4642, 4644, 4669, 4734, 4742, 4743, 4745, 4758, 4764, 4769, 4771, 4782, 4795, 4809, 4826, 4838, 4839, 4840, 4849 from R

1841, 1852, 1863, 1871, 1881, 1887, 2199, 2213, 2216, 2219, 2220, 2231, 2232, 2238, 2854, 2856, 2857, 2863, 2870, 3254, 3265, 3267, 3274-6, 3290, 3294, 3297, 3303, 3308, 3310, 3317, 3323, 3324, 3339, 3340, 3343, 3351, 3357, 3366, 3369, 3384, 3387, 3400, 3401, 3417, 3425, 3431, 3432, 3437 from V

3269, 3288, 3346, 3378 from VA

The final disposal of the class is as below:

1968 1615, 1691, 1756, 1773, 1811, 3560 written off
1970 3586 written off
1971 3496 written off
1972 1652, 2216, 2219, 3323, 3339, 3366, 3400, 3401, 3425, 3640, 4709, 4758, 4874 written off
1973 1674, 1692, 1713, 1763, 1774, 1776, 1788, 1881, 2220, 2857, 2863, 2900, 2970, 2973, 3297, 3308, 3324, 3378, 3384, 3432, 3437, 3518, 3524, 3544, 3546, 3565, 3569, 3576, 3585. 3588, 3593, 3595, 3598, 3600, 3646, 4669, 4769, 4771, 4782, 4786 to QBL

1736, 3274, 3310, 3387, 3417, 3610, 4838 written off

1975 1852, 2150, 2238, 2958, 3244, 4583, written off
1976 1863, 1887, 2232, 2854, 2927, 3269, 3275, 3303, 3317, 3343, 3351, 3357, 3431, 3516, 3620, 4614, 4734, 4764 written off
1977  692, 1655, 1696, 1804, 1818, 2193, 2231, 3265, 3290, 3340, 3450, 3468, 3617, 4681, 4751, 4795 written off
1978 1711, 2213, 2888, 3346, 3561, 3566, 4633, 4638, 4675, 4689, 4828, 4849, 4866 written off
1979 1592, 1610, 1616, 1644, 1770, 1813, 1841, 2856, 2870, 2883, 2901, 2938, 2950, 3267, 3276, 3294, 3361, 3476, 3478, 3480, 3505, 3615, 3625, 4387, 4447, 4588, 4644, 4743, 4753, 4809, 4839 written off
1980 1614, 1630, 1694, 1701, 1717, 1780, 1793, 1871, 1882, 2199, 2880, 2972, 2997, 3254, 3369, 3451, 3466, 3471, 3511, 3541, 3568, 3578, 3606, 3618/9, 3633, 4646, 4653, 4742, 4761, 4788, 4840 written off
1981 1630, 3254, 3451, 3466, 3606, 3633, 4653 written back
1983 1625, 1635, 1669, 1700, 1706, 1728, 1758, 2181, 2196, 2884, 2895, 2964, 2966, 3451, 3466, 3502, 3552, 3579, 3624, 3633, 4444, 4642, 4745, 4752, 4760, 4773, 4818, 4861 written off
1984 2962, 4819 written off
1985 1822, 3208, 3461, 4756 written off
1986 3477 written off
1987 3489 written off
1988 1660, 2159, 3370, 3545, 4653, 4847 written off
1990 1630, 1636, 1693, 1743, 1827, 2889, 3254, 3288, 3542, 3606, 4599, 4624 written off

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