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AKBX ANR SG Open ex ELX

 

Class
AKBX
Item Type
Slab Steel Transport Wagon
Parent System
ANR
Gauge
Standard
Description
50’ Bogie Slab Steel Transport Wagon
Year Of Manufacture
1967
Manufactured By
 
Previous Classification
AKOX,  ELX (South Australian Railways)
Current Classification
 
Year Of Withdrawal
 
Named
 
Number Range
500 thru 569
Tare
 
Capacity/Load
50 Tons
History In Service
Reclassified after Sept 1979. SGX (AOCX) are identical to the ELX (AOBX) except that they have ribbed ends. Some of these wagons were transferred to the slab steel transport from Whyalla and were recoded to AKOX in 1988. Further reclassification occurred in 1989 to AKBX. These wagons typically had there doors removed. ELX wagons as well as SGX wagons were given the classification (AKOX) for about a year before both were recoded to new codes. The SGX – AOCX –AKOX – AKCX. The ELX – AOBX – AKOX – AKBX.
See Also
SGX, ELX, AOBX, AKOX, AKCX
Colour Schemes
SAR Light grey, ANR Oxide Red, AN Green and Yellow
Modelling Hints
Use a Strath Hobbies kit of the ELX and remove the doors.
Further Information
AMRM June 1990 page 51, 52, 53 by Phil Curnow
Plans
AMRM Sept/Oct 1981 Page 27