/ NQOY 63' CONTAINER FLAT WAGON
the early 1970's and in response to the changes in worldwide
transportation, the NSW Public Transport Commission embarked on a major
wagon building programme.
total of 560 63' container wagons were built over a six year period in 9
contracts. These wagons were suitable for carrying 3 x 20' containers or
40' container and 1 x 20' container or two 25' refrigerated containers.
1974-75 Commonwealth Engineering, Granville were awarded two contracts
in the OCY programme, the first was for the wagon series numbered 14901
and delivered in PTC Blue. The second contract was for the wagon series
numbered 15001 to 15070 and delivered in PTC Indian Red. They were
fitted with high speed, one piece, bogies meant these wagons were
suitable for attaching to passenger trains.
the ROA national classification in 1980 they were re-coded NQOY, later
some were fitted with three piece bogies and coded NQOF and NQPY which
generally restricted them to Intrastate use only. During the Freight
Rail period a tare weight reduction and container lock upgrade programme
took place and the wagons recoded to NQBY.
the formation of National Rail Corporation in 1994-95 the wagons were
recoded to RQBY some of which received the NRC corporate livery of Dark
Grey Blue and Marigold and later with further modifications recoded to
RQSY. When Pacific National acquired NRC and the remaining state systems
assets, no recoding of wagons took place however some received Sunflower
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