QCE Class flat wagon.

This class was derived entirely from conversion of other groups (mostly of QCF class flat wagons) built on the standard post-war 42'-0" chassis. The conversion programme involved the fitting of extension brackets at each end. Building and disposal of the class is summarised as follows:

1962 23590, 23591, 23600, 23721, 23658, 23667, 23687 ex QCF
1963

23665 ex QCD

23578, 23579, 23581, 23587-23589, 23592-23597, 23599, 23606, 23609, 23628, 23644, 23649, 23657, 23673, 23679, 23688 ex QCF

23581, 23658, 23687 to QCF

1964

23586, 23650, 23685, 23687 ex QCF

23579 to QCF

1965 23598, 23662, 23678, 23686 ex QCF
1967 23677, 23640 ex QCF
1969

23589, 23673 to QCC

23648 ex QCF

1970 23589, 23673 ex QCC
1972 23589, 23673 to QCC
1979 23685 written off
1980 23595, 23626, 23640, 23644, 23657, 23665 to QCG
1982 23649 to QCG
1983 23596 to QCG
1986 23621 written off
1992 23586-23588, 23590-23595, 23597-23600, 23606, 23609, 23620, 23638, 23648, 23650, 23662, 23667, 23677-23679, 23686-23688 written off

At least 2 wagons (23644 and 23650) were fitted with bulkheads and mesh sides in later years.

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