Brand new VFNX 39 at Newport prior to being issued to traffic, Aug. 1979.

Number in Class 50
Number group 1 - 50
Construction period 5/1979 - 9/1979
In service 1979 - mid 80's
Where built NP
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They were basically a flat wagon with fixed bulkheads. They were a result of a test where SFX 100 was fitted with a bulkhead and a moveable tarpaulin arrangement. The idea is quite common in Europe. Their main use was to freight centres.

They share the same underframe/bulkhead design as VFTY timber wagons.

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