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25th February 2018
Not wagon news as such but I have just been looking at the size of the current UK fleet and can present some statistics that I hope will be of interest. I will cover the events of the past year in the near future.

This first table shows the quantity of UK-registered wagons to each TOPS code as at the beginning of 2018. The source is the 'UK Wagons 2018' book by ST Publications, available for £12.50 and seemingly fairly accurate. If there are any errors, they are likely to be from my own calculations.

The table also shows the quantities in each number series, these being air-braked (AB), B/DB-prefixed (BP), On-track plant (CEPS), Private Owner (PO) and 'International'/EVN (RIV). The book includes wagons that are out of use but which remain on TOPS, accounting for the few odd codes that still appear (such as YMB).

TOPSNumber seriesTotal
ABBPCEPSPORIV
BAA97----97
BBA217----217
BCA51----51
BDA112----112
BEA74----74
BFA20----20
BIA1----1
BKA1----1
BLA133----133
BMA2----2
BNA2----2
BPA1----1
BQA---2020
BRA19----19
BSA22----22
BTA33----33
BVA31----31
BWA3----3
BXA5----5
BYA290----290
BZA77----77
B--1191---201211
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
CDA85----85
CGA1----1
CSA2----2
CTA15----15
C--103----103
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
FAA100----100
FBA24----24
FCA230----230
FDA24----24
FEA920----920
FHA----11
FIA----226226
FJA17----17
FKA----144144
FLA127----127
FNA34---1650
FPA3----3
FQA30----30
FRA44----44
FSA554----554
FTA139----139
FWA----233233
FXA62----62
FYA78----78
FZA3----3
F--2389---6203009
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
HAA3----3
HEA5----5
HHA383----383
HIA122----122
HJA21----21
HKA85---(64d)85
HLA----1212
HMA1----1
HOA68---116184
HQA250----250
HRA----11
HTA1130----1130
HXA219----219
HYA122---25147
H--2409---1542563
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
ICA----3030
IDA----7878
IEA----4040
IFA----105105
IIA----631631
IOA----120120
I------10041004
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
JEA---27-27
JFA---1-1
JGA---29331324
JHA---225-225
JIA----8181
JJA---104-104
JNA---847338 (+1d)1185
JPA---6290152
JRA----119119
JSA---106-106
JTA---20-20
JUA---102-102
JXA---42-42
JYA---57-57
JZA---101-101
J-----19876592646
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
KBA---4-4
KEA---76-76
KFA---41820438
KHA----1111
KPA----99
KRA---32-32
KSA---8585
KTA---75-75
KUA---2-2
KVA----3535
KWA---87-87
KXA---7-7
KYA----33
KZA---1-1
K-----702163865
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
MBA199----199
MCA40----40
MDA60----60
MEA241----241
MFA75----75
MHA813----813
MJA62----62
MLA245----245
MMA----166166
MOA50----50
MPA135----135
MRA400----400
MTA196----196
MUA1----1
MVA1----1
MWA----6464
MXA206---(206d)206
M--2724---2302954
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
OAA18----18
OBA91----91
OCA191----191
O--300----300
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
PAA---71-71
PCA---423-423
PFA---27-27
PGA---112-112
PNA---93-93
P-----726-726
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
RBA6----6
REA2----2
RRA43----43
R--51----51
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
SEA16----16
SHA1----1
SPA108----108
SSA83----83
S--208----208
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
TDA---120-120
TEA151--34150542
TIA----1919
TTA---73-73
TUA---26-26
T--151--56069780
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
VAA1----1
VBA1----1
VDA2----2
VGA120----120
VKA42----42
VXA4----4
V--170----170
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
WIA----6060
W------6060
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
YDA--242-(46d)242
YEA-73---73
YFA-17-19
YGA-1---1
YGB-23---23
YGH-2---2
YKA-170---170
YLA66----66
YMA-3---3
YMB-1---1
YOA--8--8
YQA29----29
YRA-10---10
YSA-176--23
YVA20----20
YWA-131---131
YXA--70-36106
Y--115432333-37917
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
ZAA3----3
ZCA59----59
ZDA1----1
ZRA1----1
ZZA-28--634
Z--6428--698
TOPSABBPCEPSPORIVTotal
---98754603333975302217665

NB. Entries suffixed 'd' are 'secondary' numbers, where one wagon is given two different numbers. The totals are based on the older number. This does mean that there are actually more than 3022 UK wagons with EVNs.

The second table compares the 2018 wagon fleet with that of 1986, 1999 and 2005. Because of the huge number of TOPS codes involved, this shows only the top-level groupings (GENKOCs). Other data sources for this table are; information published in Rail Enthusiast magazine (1986), a list obtained from the defunct gbrail.org website (1999) and the Combined Wagon Datafile by the Inter-City Railway Society (2005).

GENKOC1986199920052018
B2920240022151211
C1461408249103
F2791213230793009
H19759645454042563
I---1004
J-205320052646
K-15231289865
M7421129328572954
O1172836832300
P595228931876726
R43639619151
S1968682632208
T756731621783780
V1950563304170
W-1016060
Y418527921918917
Z206827662180498
All78264353502649817665

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25th February 2018
Oh dear. Over a year since the last edit and I am still not able to bring the site up to date. I have suffered two significant setbacks. Firstly, my Windows broke last autumn and I had to reformat my drive. Almost everything was backed-up, but I did lose parts of both my data sources and my website development work. Secondly, I discovered that the techniques I was proposing to use for the upgraded website are in fact out-of-date and I am having to teach myself some new stuff (eg PDO, MySQLi, Javascript and CSS3) before starting afresh on the new pages.

One of the things I was working on before the computer trouble was a set of pages giving statistics on the size of the UK wagon fleet. These were almost complete but they were rather unwieldy and I am looking at ways of presenting the information in a more interactive way. In the meantime, I have just completed a quick survey of the current wagon fleet and the results are published on the left. For comparison, I have included high-level stats for the years 1986, 1999 and 2005. Scroll-down to see these.

There is of course a lot of wagon news to catch up on, and many of the data pages on this site need to be updated. I hope to make a start on both tasks very soon.



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