RBT Class wooden bodied open wagons

The body condition of many of the all steel RB class open wagons was becoming poor by the late 1950's and so in 1959/60 a group of 49 wagons were rebuilt with new timber bodies and reclassified RBT. The arrangement of the doors was different on the RBT's compared with the wooden RB's.

1959

715, 761, 775, 776, 815, 2490, 3855, 5004, 9689, 11187, 11191, 11194, 11196, 11197, 11202, 11204, 11214, 11215, 11222, 11230, 11233, 11234, 11235, 11237, 11238, 11241, 11246, 11251, 11253, 11259, 11264, 11273, 11279, 11283, 11284, 11285, 11287, 11288, 11293, 11295, 11297, 11298

1960

755, 11181, 11183, 11199, 11209, 11266, 11280

 
RBT11238

Number 11297 was written off in 1963 and in 1968 a single wagon from this class (11183) was converted into class RBC bulk cement wagon. Further two wagons (715, 776) were converted to class QRC flat wagons in 1971. Some of the remaining wagons were reclassified RB for reasons that are now unclear as these wagons retained their RBT type bodies. The final disposal of the remaining wagons is as follows:

1971

11293 to RB

1972

9689, 11181, 11187, 11209, 11214, 11234, 11279 written off

755, 2490, 11284 to RB,

11187 ex written off RBT to RB

1973

761, 3855, 11197, 11199, 11215, 11241 written off

RB11293 written off

1975

11251 written off

1976

11295 to RB

1977

11196, 11202, 11285 written off

1978

11191, 11235 written off

1979

11187 written off

1980

775, 5004, 11273, 11280 written off

1981

11204 written off

1982

11194, 11237, 11238, 11259, 11287 written off

1983

815, 11222, 11230, 11233, 11246, 11253, 11266, 11288 written off

RB755, 2490, 11284, 11295 written off

 

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