Having finished hauling chickpeas from Mt McLaren to Mackay for the season, Watco's 2184D was sent from Mackay to Cobarra - the closed QNI Nickel Refinery north of Townsville - this morning to collect the last of Aurizon's KOJX cattle wagons - owned by the Department of Transport and Main Roads since 2016. The 45 wagons have been moved south to Townsville. Aurizon continues to store a number of nickel ore and concentrate rakes at Cobarra on trackage it owns.
It's not known if Watco now owns these wagons, or plans to use the KOJX as is for cattle, or use the ex-QLX underframes as 40ft container wagons. These wagons can be quickly modified to container wagons by removing the cattle crates, which are attached with standard container fittings.