WO class Iron ore wagons.

The main reason for routing the standard gauge line via Koolyanobbing was so that iron ore could be moved to the coast at Kwinana.  The WO class wagons were the means of shifting the iron ore.  Eleven wagons were written off in 1971 but quickly replaced with new construction.

1967WO 31201 - 31285 built
1968 WO 31286 - 31301 built
1971

WO 31201, 31202, 31206, 31217, 31227, 31229, 31238, 31249, 31253, 31259, 31263 written off

WO 30401-30411 built

And then nothing happened for 15 years.  However, in 1986 conversion to other traffics started and three new classes sprang up.  WOG for Gypsum, WOS for Superphosphate and WOC  for Coal.  Note that class WOS also included wagons formerly in class WOA.

1986 31203, 31208, 31210, 31211, 31215, 31223, 31224, 31233, 31237, 31239, 31240, 31242, 31246, 31255, 31262, 31265, 31267, 31268, 31269, 31273, 31276, 31278, 31279, 31281, 31284, 31286, 31287, 31295, 31296, 31298, 31301, 31401, 31407, 31408, 31411 to WOC
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WOC 31208, 31210, 31239, 31262, 31273, 31295 to WO

WO 31231, 31254, 31256, 31264, 31275 to WOC

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WO 31213, 31214, 31221, 31222, 31228, 31245, 31248, 31251, 31260, 31266, 31280, 31297, 31300, 31405 to WOG

WO 31204, 31205, 31209, 31212, 31216, 31218, 31219, 31225, 31226, 31230, 31232, 31234, 31235, 31236, 31241, 31243, 31247, 31250, 31258, 31271, 31272, 31274, 31275, 31282, 31283, 31285, 31288, 31289, 31290, 31292, 31293, 31294, 31299, 31402, 31404, 31406, 31410 to WOS

Only 31244  remained as WO?

1989

WO 31207, 31220, 31252, 31257, 31261, 31270, 31277, 31291, 31403, 31409 to WOS

WOG 31260 to WOS

1990

WOC 31251 to WOG

WOG 31213, 31248 to WOS

In 1994 most of the class was brought back together as WO. The ones that I can't trace are:

WOG 31266

WOS 31250, 31270, 31277, 31402, 31409

1994

WOC 31208, 31210, 31211, 31215, 31223, 31224, 31231, 31233, 31237, 31239, 31240, 31242, 31246, 31254, 31262, 31265, 31267, 31268, 31269, 31273, 31275, 31278, 31279, 31281, 31284, 31286, 31295, 31296, 31298, 31301, 31401, 31407, 31411 to WO

WOG 31214, 31221, 31222, 31228, 31245, 31251, 31258, 31280, 31300, 31405, to WO

WOS 31204, 31205, 31207, 31209, 31212, 31213, 31216, 31218, 31219, 31220, 31225, 31226, 31230, 31232, 31234, 31235, 31236, 31241, 31243, 31247, 31248, 31252, 31257, 31260, 31261, 31271, 31272, 31274, 31282, 31283, 31285, 31288, 31289, 31290, 31291, 31292, 31293, 31294, 31297, 31299, 31403, 31404, 31406, 31410 to WO

1996

WOC 31203, 31255, 31256, 31264, 31276, 31287, 31408 written off

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