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Code/s: FEA/FEV/FEW
Description: Bogie Container Flat Wagons
Dates: 1974 to 1991 (FEV/FEW), 2003-current (FEA)
Numbers: B947860 to B948409 range (FEV/FEW), 630001 to 650054 range (FEA)
Build Notes:
Numbers Builder Dates Design Notes
B947860~948409 Converted at ? ? FE001?/FE002? Rebuilds of Boplate wagons
630001-630044 Marcroft Engineering, Stoke 2003 FE003A Twin GB Railfreight
640001-640500 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2003-2005 FE004A Twin Freightliner
640501-640514 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2004 FE004B Twin Balfour Beatty Sleeper carriers
640571-640576 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2004 FE004C Single Balfour Beatty Equipment carriers
640601-640630 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2004 FE004D Twin GB Railfreight
640631-640693 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2004 FE004E Single GB Railfreight For infrastructure use
640701-640734 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2005-2006 FE004A Twin Freightliner
640901-640922 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2006 FE004M Single GB Railfreight For Metronet
640931-640943 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2006-2007 FE008A Single TransPlant 'Slinger' set
641001-641066 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2004-2006 FE004H Single Freightliner For infrastructure use
642001-642050 Trinity Rail, Romania 2005 FE006A Single Network Rail Railhead treatment trains
643001-643024 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2005-2006 FE007A Twin Jarvis Fastline
650001-650050 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2003 FE005A Twin GB Railfreight
650051-650054 Greenbrier (Wagony Swidnica), Poland 2007 FE005A Twin GB Railfreight

Comments: The FEV wagons were 1970s conversions of BPV Boplate wagons to carry containerised coke, rocksalt, potash and clay. Most (but not all) had their floors and sides removed and many were air-piped during the 1980s to become FEWs. Following withdrawal from revenue service, some survived into the 1990s as departmental types YSV and YSW. The FEA is a 21st century container wagon that comes in singles and pairs. As well as intermodal traffic, the type is used for infrastructure duties for which specialised modules are carried.

Quantities:
Date Qty
1984 48 (13 FEV, 35 FEW)
1986 47 (2 FEV, 45 FEW)
1989 46 (all FEW)
1990 22 (all FEW)
1991 0
2008 920 (all FEA)

AARKNDS:
AARKND Notes
FEA-A Container Flat Twin-set, GB Railfreight
FEA-B Container Flat Twin-set, Freightliner, Jarvis and Balfour Beatty
FEA-C Container Flat Twin-set, GB Railfreight
FEA-D Track-Laying Equipment Wagon, Balfour Beatty
FEA-E Container Flat Single, Freightliner
FEA-F Railhead Treatment Wagon, Network Rail
FEA-S Infrastructure Wagon Single, GB Railfreight
FEV-C Conflat-E, ex BPV. Plain bearings, ends removed.
FEV-E Conflat-E, ex BPV. Ends retained
FEV-L Conflat-E, ex BPV. Ends removed
FEW-C Conflat-E, Rocksalt, ex BPV
FEW-E Conflat-E, ex BPV
FEW-P Conflat-E, Potash/Rocksalt, ex BPV

Design codes:
  Qty at
Design AARKND Notes 1994 1999 2008
FE001A FEV-C Plain bearings. Ex Diagram 1/172. Rebuilds of Diagram 1/490 or 1/492 Boplates 0 0 0
FE001B FEV-E Roller bearings. Ex Diagram 1/173. Rebuilds of Diagram 1/492 Boplates 0 0 0
FE001C FEV-L Roller bearings. Ex Diagram 1/174. Rebuilds of Diagram 1/492 Boplates 0 0 0
FE001D FEV-E Roller bearings. Ex Diagram 1/176. Rebuilds of Diagram 1/492 Boplates 0 0 0
FE001J FEW-?   0 0 0
FE002B FEW-?   0 0 0
FE003A FEA-A 630001-630044 as delivered 0 0 0
FE003B FEA-A 630001-630044 as modified 0 0 44
FE004A FEA-B 640001-640500/640701-640734 0 0 534
FE004B FEA-B 640501-640514 0 0 14
FE004C FEA-D 640571-640576 as delivered. Some to FE004F/G upon fitting out 0 0 2
FE004D FEA-B 640601-640630 0 0 30
FE004E FEA-S 640631-640693 as delivered. Some later to FE004K 0 0 27
FE004F FEA-D 640573/640574 as fitted out. Ex FE004C 0 0 2
FE004G FEA-D 640571/640575 as fitted out. Ex FE004C 0 0 2
FE004H FEA-E 641001-641066 as delivered. Some to FE004L 0 0 52
FE004K FEA-S Ex FE004E 0 0 36
FE004L FEA-E Ex FE004H 0 0 14
FE004M FEA-S 640901-640922 0 0 22
FE005A FEA-C 650001-650054 0 0 54
FE006A FEA-F 642001-642050 0 0 50
FE007A FEA-B 643001-643024 0 0 24
FE008A FEA-S 640931-640943. All to FE009x 0 0 0
FE009A FEA-S 640931. End wagon with generator. Ex FE008A 0 0 1
FE009B FEA-S 640934/640935/640937-640943. Ex FE008A 0 0 9
FE009C FEA-S 640932. Ex FE008A 0 0 1
FE009D FEA-S 640933. Ex FE008A 0 0 1
FE009E FEA-S 640936. Ex FE008A 0 0 1

Links: Profile of FEA Bogie Container Wagons



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