RCJ Class steel bodied bogie open wagons

With the end of wagon load traffic on the W.A.G.R. in 1986 most of the bogie vans became redundant. The chassis (which were all of the same type) still had life in them and a program of converting these vans to steel bodied open wagons was started. The conversion programme finished in June 1988. The conversions were as listed below:

1986

VD23002, 23003, 23008, 23016, 23030, 23040, 23041, 23048, 23058, 23060, 23066, 23070, 23071, 23074, 23082, 23084, 23086, 23088, 23092, 23093, 23096, 23097, 23099, 23103, 23112, 23114, 23121, 23123, 23124, 23126-23130, 23132, 23137, 23138, 23144, 23145, 23148, 23149, 23155, 23163, 23165, 23173, 23174, 23178 converted to RCJVDA23147 to RCJ

VDL23009, 23050, 23076 to RCJ

VF23163, 23201, 23205, 23220, 23224, 23227, 23233, 23233, 23243, 23260, 23260, 23261, 23263, 23269, 23272, 23272, 23280, 23288, 23293, 23318, 23318, 23323, 23351, 23352, 23353 to RCJ

VFL23333 to RCJ

RCJ23256 ex written off VF

1987

VD23005, 23007, 23010, 23012, 23014, 23015, 23017, 23023, 23025, 23032, 23033, 23037, 23038, 23045, 23046, 23047, 23053, 23054, 23059, 23061, 23064, 23079, 23080, 23085, 23089, 23091, 23094, 23098, 23104, 23107, 23109, 23110, 23111, 23113, 23116, 23119, 23120, 23122, 23133, 23135, 23136, 23139, 23141, 23142, 23146, 23156, 23158-23160, 23162, 23164, 23166-23168, 23172, 23175, 23180 to RCJVDA23117, 23161 to RCJ

VDB23024 to RCJ

VDL23027, 23035, 23073, 23090 to RCJ

VF23208, 23230, 23242, 23250, 23305, 23312, 23320, 23338, 23346, 23347 to RCJ

1988

VD23018, 23028, 23043, 23044, 23052, 23056, 23065, 23150, 23154, 23157, 23177 to RCJ

These wagons lasted a surprisingly short time for WAGR rolling stock and by the early nineties the end was near. I don't have complete disposal details. Such as I have are listed in the table below.

1992

RCJ23923, 23946, 23959 written off

1996

144 RCJ wagons written off

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