Class RO Nickel Container flat wagons

RO2166

Relatively late in the life of the R class a group of twenty-seven wagons were selected for conversion to flats to carry nickel containers. Logically they should have ended up somewhere in the U or Q groups but instead they were reclassified RO. There was no bodywork other than the six bolsters to support the three nickel ore containers.

They were converted in 1969 but by 1976 they were all gone.

1969

1642, 1745, 1752, 1759, 1760, 1761, 1772, 1782, 2164, 2166, 2922, 2926, 2954, 3490, 3599, 3607, 3627, 4483, 4607, 4621, 4623, 4635, 4640, 4776, 4794, 4807, 4865 converted from R

1971

3490, 4794 written off

1972

1760, 2164, 2922 written off

1973

4623 written off

1974

1642, 4621 written off

1975

1782 written off

1976

1745, 1752, 1759, 1761, 1772, 2166, 2926, 2954, 3599, 3607, 3627, 4483, 4607, 4635, 4640, 4776, 4807, 4865 written off

 

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