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NGB Open wagons -- NGB 601 to 670

Narrow gauge Open wagons, which were classified "NGB" and allocated road numbers 679 through 694. These wagons were all originally Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) "R" class 30 foot high sided open wagons, numbers 2862, 2908, 3479, 3539, 3582, 3616, 4605, 4632, 4636, 4666, 4696, 4739, 4750, 4780, 4791 and 4879 which entered service on the North Australia Railway in November 1940.

On 8.1.1941 central office advised that numbers had been allocated in the range 679 to 694 and they would be coded "NGA" [cr_file 6205]. However it would seem that they were never known by these numbers as on the 22.1.1941 the North Australia Railway administration advised that as that classification had already been used they should be classified "NGB" cr_file 6205.

20.7.1942 - advised that a further thirty WAGR R class had been purchased on 1.4.1942, their WAGR numbers being 1685, 1689, 1702, 1704, 1720, 1723, 1764, 1838, 2158, 2194, 2974, 2977, 3207, 3242, 3485, 3486, 3641, 4442, 4468, 4587, 4595, 4606, 4643, 4762, 4800, 4812, 4827, 4832, 4846, 4870. [cr_file 6897 - ex WAGR letter]

27.7.1942 - rollingstock written off as a result of air raid includes possible two ex WAGR R class flat tops [cr_file 6897]

1944 - eight ex R class underframes were placed under new thirty foot refrigerator (iced) van bodies built by the SOuth Australia Railways. The numbers were 1704, 1720, 3486, 4643, 4666, 4739, 4870, 4879 their new classification being "NFA" - the "NFA" class retained their ex WAGR numbers whilst on the North Australia Railway.

30.9.1944 - inventory of "NGB" 30 foot 16 ton open goods wagons ex WAGR R class shows: fourtysix received, eightto "NFA", three unaccounted for, leaving thirtyfive in service - the numbers being 601, 602, 604 thru 606, 609 thru 619, 651, 653 thru 670.[cr_file 6897]. The date when the class was reallocated allocated numbers in the range 601 to 620 and 651 to 670 in lieu of the original ones is not actually recorded. This later range conflicted with vehicels already used on the Central Australia Railway.

All the remaining North Australia Railway "NGB"'s (twentynine vehicles) were recommended for disposal on 15.11.1951, but the majority remained at Darwin until at least 1960.blc

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601 to 610 611 to 620 651 to 660 661 to 670
NFA vans



NGB 601

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 601".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 602

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 602".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 603

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 603".[blc]
13.6.1944Destroyed in derailment at 8½ mile[blc]

NGB 604

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 604".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 605

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 605".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 606

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 606".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 607

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 607".[blc]

NGB 608

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 608".[blc]

NGB 609

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 609".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]
7.4.1959Sold to Northern Territory Admin of £100[blc]

NGB 610

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 610".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 611 -- NGB 1185

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 611".[blc]
9.1947Transferred to Central Australia Railway [cr_file 6440 Pt3].
16.2.1951Renumbered "NGB 1185".
12.1959Up for disposal[blc]
28.2.1961Written off[blc]
1.3.1961Scrapped[blc]

NGB 612

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 612".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]
2.1960Reported as still in service as flat wagon[blc]

NGB 613

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 613".[blc]
7.1950May have been condemned at Alice Springs after transfer from North Australia Railway[blc]

NGB 614

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 614".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]
7.4.1959Sold to Northern Territory Admin for £100[blc]

NGB 615

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 615".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 616

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 616".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 617

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 617".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 618

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 618".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 619

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 619".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 620

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 620".[blc]

NGB 651

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 651".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].

NGB 652

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 652".[blc]

NGB 653

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 653".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 654

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 654".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 655

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 655".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 656

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 656".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 657 -- NGB 1186

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 657".[blc]
9.1947Transferred to Central Australia Railway[cr_file 6440 Pt3].
16.2.1951Renumbered "NGB 1186".
17.9.1956Written off[blc]
12.7.1957Scrapped[blc]

NGB 658

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 658".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]
30.6.1960Reported as being used as poison tank wagon[blc]

NGB 659 -- NGB 1187

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 659".[blc]
9.1947Transferred to Central Australia Railway. [cr_file 6440 Pt3] - in a bad state of repair
16.2.1951Renumbered "NGB 1187".
12.1959Up for disposal[blc]
28.2.1961Written off[blc]
1.3.1961Scrapped[blc]

NGB 660

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 660".[blc]
7.1950May have been condemned at Alice Springs after transfer from North Australia Railway[blc]

NGB 661

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 661".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 662 -- NGB 1188

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 662".[blc]
9.1947Transferred to Central Australia Railway. [cr_file 6440 Pt3].
16.2.1951Renumbered "NGB 1188".
17.9.1956Written off[blc]
12.7.1957Scrapped[blc]

NGB 663

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 6663quot;.[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 664

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 664".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 665

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 665".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]
1951Converted to flat wagon[blc]

NGB 666

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 666".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 667

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 667".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]
2.1960Still in service as flat wagon - coded "NGB"[blc]

NGB 668

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 668".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 669

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 669".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]

NGB 670

Open Wagon
-Entered service on the North Australia Railway during World War II - originally it was a Western Australian Government Railways "R" class but details of individual wagons are sketchy. Is orginally would have used its WAGR number.[blc]
By 30.9.1944Renumbered "NGB 670".[blc]
2.5.1951On NAR inventry of wagons [cr_file 6897 Pt3 (second half) Rollingstock General NAR].
2.1951Written off[blc]
30.6.1960Reported as being used as poison tank wagon[blc]

NFA 1720

14.8.1949Bogie refrigerated van - on NAR - recommended for transfer to CAR.
16.3.1950Transfer to Port Augusta.
28.9.1951Mounted on "R 43"

NFA 3486

16.3.1950Transfer to Port Augusta ex NAR.

NFA 4643

14.8.1949Bogie refrigerated van - on NAR - recommended for transfer to CAR.
16.3.1950Transfer to Port Augusta.
11.11.1950Mounted on "R 91"[blc]

NFA 4666

14.8.1949Bogie refrigerated van - on NAR - recommended for transfer to CAR.
16.3.1950Transfer to Port Augusta.

NFA 4739

14.8.1949Bogie refrigerated van - on NAR - recommended for transfer to CAR.
16.3.1950Transfer to Port Augusta.
29.11.1950Mounted on "R 67"[blc]

NFA 4870

14.8.1949Bogie refrigerated van - on NAR - recommended for transfer to CAR.
16.3.1950Transfer to Port Augusta.
17.7.1951Mounted on "R 84"

NFA 4879

14.8.1949Bogie refrigerated van - on NAR - recommended for transfer to CAR.
16.3.1950Transfer to Port Augusta.
29.3.1951Mounted on "R 76"[blc]


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