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AMBX ANR SG Wagon ex ALX

 

Class
AMBX
Item Type
Vehicle Transport
Parent System
ANR
Gauge
Standard
Description
Bogie 72’ double desk Vehicle Transport wagon
Year Of Manufacture
1964, 1969, 1972
Manufactured By
 
Previous Classification
ALX
Current Classification
 
Year Of Withdrawal
 
Named
 
Number Range
200 to 236, 237 to 260, 261 to 272
Tare
 
Capacity/Load
35 Ton
History In Service
These wagons had been developed to supercede the previous car carriers – OA, OAS, OAX, and OMX, all of which had a single deck with wooden sides. At the same time as the SAR was introducing this car carrier the VR was also introducing an almost identical car carrier that was also designated ALX. The first build of this car carrier had a lower deck that was enclosed in a solid sheet panel, the second build has a lower deck that was enclosed in a ribbed sheet, and the third build had an open lower deck. These wagons were reclassified to AMBX after Sept 1972.
See Also
ALX, SAX, AMAX, OA, OAS, OAX, OMX
Colour Schemes
SAR light grey, ANR oxide red, AN green and gold.
Modelling Hints
Strath Hobbies have a kit that covers the fist two builds, and a second kit that covers the third build.
Further Information
 Modelling the railways of SA Convention 2-213

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