WFX, WQC, WQCX and WQTY class flat top wagons

WFX loaded with 3 sheep containers.

The WAGR moved on from the WF flat top to the WFX quickly. In late 1969 the first of the new class appeared. They were long enough at 63' to take three 20' ISO containers whereas the WF at 54' long could not. They were also lighter but could not take as great a load.

In 1970 twenty-one of these new wagons were put on narrow gauge bogies and reclassified QWF. The were reconverted to standard gauge in 1972-3.

In December 1973 construction of another batch started numbered 30201-30245. They were completed in 1974 to bring the class total to 206.

1969 WFX 30301 - 30309, 30311 - 30312 built

1970

WFX 30310, 30313 - 30461 built

WFX 30335 - 30355 to QWF

1972 QWF 30335-30337, 30339-30342, 30344-30351, 30353-30355 to WFX

1973

QWF 30338, 30343, 30352 to WFX

WFX 30202 built

1974 WFX 30201, 30203-30245 built

In 1979 reclassification to WQCX started.

WQC was a temporary classification applied to 18 wagons in 1980-2.

1979 WFX 30240, 30347, 30402, 30433, 30209, 30223, 30245, 30336, 30367, 30412, 30421, 30210, 30216, 30239, 30335, 30361, 30417, 30429, 30440, 30201, 30206, 30244, 30302, 30320, 30322, 30407, 30426, 30453, 30214, 30219, 30228, 30317, 30327, 30331, 30332, 30422, 30218, 30306, 30343, 30372, 30386, 30444, 30225, 30324, 30339, 30340, 30368, 30408, 30229, 30342, 30382, 30384, 30304, 30313, 30348, 30352, 30358, 30374, 30397, 30398, 30432, 30439 to WQCX

1980

WFX 30202, 30203, 30204, 30207, 30208, 30211, 30213, 30215, 30217, 30220, 30221, 30222, 30224, 30226, 30230, 30231, 30232, 30234, 30235, 30236, 30238, 30241, 30242, 30243, 30301, 30303, 30305, 30307, 30308, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30314, 30316, 30319, 30321, 30323, 30325, 30326, 30328, 30330, 30333, 30334, 30337, 30338, 30344, 30345, 30346, 30349, 30350, 30351, 30353, 30354, 30355, 30356, 30357, 30359, 30360, 30362, 30363, 30364, 30365, 30366, 30369, 30370, 30371, 30373, 30375, 30376, 30377, 30378, 30379, 30380, 30381, 30383, 30385, 30387, 30388, 30389, 30390, 30391, 30392, 30393, 30394, 30395, 30396, 30399, 30400, 30401, 30403, 30404, 30405, 30406, 30409, 30410, 30413, 30414, 30415, 30416, 30419, 30420, 30423, 30424, 30425, 30427, 30428, 30430, 30431, 30434, 30435, 30437, 30438, 30441, 30442, 30443, 30445, 30447, 30448, 30449, 30450, 30451, 30452, 30454, 30455, 30456, 30457, 30458, 30459, 30460 to WQCX

WQCX 30222, 30302, 30305, 30309, 30346, 30354, 30361, 30375, 30381, 30391, 30403, 30407, 30419, 30420, 30426, 30429, 30430, 30443 to WQC

1981

WFX 30227, 30461, 30212, 30318, 30446, 30329, 30205, 30233, 30411, 30418, 30436, 30237, 30315, 30341 to WQCX

WQC 30305, 30309, 30354, 30361, 30391, 30403, 30407, 30430, 30443 to WQCX

1981/2

WQC 30222, 30302, 30346, 30375, 30381, 30419, 30420, 30426, 30429, to WQCX

1986 WQCX 30373 to WSP

WQCX 30450

After a relatively uncomplicated life up to this point, the 1990s saw a number of conversions and reclassifications for the WQCX's which I have probably not fully discovered the full extent of. At the end of it at least 76 of the class were now class WQTY.

1992 WQCX 30321, 30381 written off

1993

WOCX 30235 to WQCW

WOCX 30360, 30416, 30382, 30303, 30411 to WFCS

1994

WOCX 30401 written off

WOCX 30301, 30302, 30304, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30316, 30317, 30318, 30319, 30320, 30323, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30329, 30330, 30331, 30332, 30333, 30334 to RQHX

1995

WOCX 30345, 30396, 30402, 30408, 30410, 30412, 30413, 30418, 30430 to WQA 

WOCX 30442, 30444 to WQO container flat

1996

WOCX 30308, 30325, 30337, 30341, 30347, 30349, 30351, 30352, 30357, 30358, 30361, 30364, 30368, 30369, 30370, 30371, 30374, 30375, 30376, 30378, 30379, 30380, 30385, 30386, 30387, 30392, 30393, 30394, 30395, 30397, 30398, 30399, 30400, 30401, 30404, 30407, 30408, 30409, 30417, 30419, 30420, 30421, 30427 to WQTY

WQA 30396, 30402, 30412, 30413, 30418, 30430 to WQTY

RQHX 30301, 30302, 30304, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30316, 30317, 30318, 30319, 30320, 30323, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30329, 30330, 30331, 30332, 30333, 30334 to WQTY

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