CQGY Container Wagon
New Bradken built CQGY at Braemar. Chris Jones
Unlike much of CFCLA’s container wagon fleet, the CQGY is a purpose-built wagon, designed for general container transport as well as the carriage of CFCLA’s innovative bottom discharge grain containers. The CQGY is a low-deck (1020 mm) 3TEU wagon designed to carry 3 x 20ft or 1 x 40ft container as well as having twistlocks for 1 x 48’ or 2 x 30’ containers.
75 wagons were built by two builders in 2001-02.
- 40 were built by Bradken Rail and were numbered 501–525 and 551–565.
- 35 were built by Doric Engineering and were numbered 526–550 and 566–575.
Length: 20.1m Tare: 19.5t Capacity: 72.5t Gross: 92t
Bogies: AAR 2E 70t Ride Control (840mm dia wheels).
- They have only ever been coded CQGY.
- The Bradken built ones are painted in standard CF Blue with black bogies.
- CQGY 518, 549 and 550 are painted in CRT blue for Cargo Sprinter duties.
As a result of their versatility, these wagons have been hired by a number of operators, including PN, QRN, Silverton, Austrac, Graincorp (with the grain bins) and LVRF. They can be seen on interstate and intrastate intermodal services and on mainline wheat trains.
- Hanovale released a HO scale kit in 2006.
- Further information on these wagons, including diagrams and photographs, can be found on the
CFCLA web site: www.cfcla.com.au .
CQGY 559Y loaded with general containers Chris Jones
CQGY loaded with special grain containers Geoff Taylor
CRT blue CQGY, loaded with double stacked containers Chris Jones