QRB Class platform wagon

In 1953 a total of thirty RB class open wagons were rebuilt as flat wagons and reclassified QRB (749, 779, 784, 828, 1901, 2735, 3094, 3234, 4050, 4288, 11179, 11182,11184, 11203, 11205, 11206, 11220, 11225, 11232, 11236, 11239, 11244, 11245, 11272, 11278, 11281, 11292, 11301, 11303).

This is another one of those classes that should by rights have gone into the U class group.  In 1968 most of the class (749, 779, 784, 828, 1901, 3094, 3234, 4050, 11182, 11184, 11203, 11205, 11206, 11225, 11232, 11236, 11244, 11245, 11272, 11278, 11292, 11301) were fitted with bolsters for pipes and reclassified QRP, although three wagons (3094, 11272, 11301) were reconverted back to QRB the same year. At some point 835 was fitted to carry a ballast plough but this was later removed and in 1972  the wagon became the QRJ class tank wagon (another misclassification - this should have been a J something).

In 1975 11281 became JETTY 49.  QRB4288 and 11179 were written off in 1979,  2735 and 11220 in 1980 and finally 3094, 11239, 11272, 11301 and 11303 in 1983.

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