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AFCX ANR SG Flat Wagon ex FBX

 

Class
AFCX
Item Type
Flat Wagon
Parent System
ANR
Gauge
Standard
Description
45’ Welded Flat Wagon
Year Of Manufacture
1966 & 1967
Manufactured By
Islington Workshops, Adelaide
Previous Classification
FPX, FBX (South Australian Railways)
Current Classification
 
Year Of Withdrawal
 
Named
 
Number Range
20
Capacity
54 Tons
History In Service
These welded flat cars were similar in design to the original FB built in the Webb era but were of a welded design and slightly longer than the originals and coded FBX as they were suitable for bogie exchange. In Feb 1969 wagons 3, 4, 9,10, 12, 19 and 20 were modified by the VR Newport workshops to carry pineboard by the addition of a fixed and a moveable bulkhead. This gave them a new classification of FPX. Recoded after Sept1979.
See Also
FB, SFX, FPX, FBX
Colour Schemes
SAR Light Grey, or ANR Red Oxide or AN Green and Yellow
Modelling Hints
 
Further Information
AMRM article Sept/Oct 1976 page24
Plans
AMRM article Sept/Oct 1976 page24

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