T Class Bogie cattle trucks (Class Ob before 1900)

The T class bogie cattle trucks were amongst the very first bogie vehicles ordered for the W.A.G.R. The first batch of twelve wagons (534 - 545) was built in 1893. The sides and ends of this first batch, originally at least, appear to have been more open than on the later vehicles and they also had rounded tops to the ends. I believe it is one of these wagons that is shown in the early photo at right.

They were long lived vehicles and were written off as follows:

1953 539 written off
1954 534, 536, 538, 540, 542, 543 written off
1955 541, 544 545 written off
1968 535, 537 written off

The second group consisted of 78 wagons ordered in four batches. They were 2085-2120, 3013-3024 built in 1897, 3175-3199 built in 1898 and 6791- 6795 built in 1906. Amongst this group were 26 wagons which were fitted with bogies which had four brake shoes rather than the normal two. These are believed to have been 2085 - 2110 built in 1896.

This second group were written off as shown in the table below. Most went in 1954/5 when they were largely displaced by the 90 new TA class wagons coming in to service. Amazingly, but not untypically for the W.A.G.R. some lasted longer as cattle wagons than those TA which were converted in the late fifties and early sixties into other classes. The early withdrawals were presumably accident victims.

Builders photo of OB3175 - still has the rounded top to the ends but the ends are more boarded in than on the earlier wagons.

189? 2095 for some reason either renumbered to or replaced by 4923. In the 1900 renumbering list 2095 is missing and 4923 was a blank number at the end of the list which had not yet been issued. It is possible that the wagon was sold and then repurchased.
1920 3180 written off
1946 3023, 3194, 3197 written off
1948 2105 written off
1950 2118 written off
1951 4923 written off
1953 2096, 2120, 3183 written off
1954 2085, 2086, 2091, 2092, 2094, 2097, 2098, 2101-2104, 2106, 2109, 2110, 2111, 2114-2116, 3014, 3016, 3018, 3019, 3022, 3024, 3176-3178, 3181, 3185, 3187, 3189, 3192, 3193, 3198, 6791 written off

6793 to JETTY 10

1955 2088, 2089, 2090, 2093, 2099, 2100, 2107, 2108, 2112, 2117, 2119, 3013, 3017, 3020, 3021, 3175, 3182, 3184, 3190, 3196, 6792, 6794 written off
1956 3191 written off
1957 2113, 3015, written off

6795 to JETTY 192

1959 3186 to JETTY 263
1962 2087 written off
1963 3188 to JETTY 190
1966 3195, 3199 to JETTY 321, 322
1967 3179 written off

Other Cattle trucks

The W.A.G.R.'s other cattle trucks were classes B, BD, BE, and BS, and the newer bogie vehicles in Class TA.

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