XE and XEB Class Bogie Ilmenite Hoppers

This class of wagons was built specifically to handle Ilmenite. In 1976 XE24441-24491 were placed in service.

In 1983 24441/2/7/8, 24451/3/9, 24462/6/7, 24473, 24483/6/7 were fitted with Vacuum bypass pipes and reclassified XEB.

A further batch XE24492-6 were built in 1987 followed by a final group XE24436-24440 in 1991.

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