BMF - 1978 Steel Boxvan


The BMF was a medium capacity boxvan converted in 1978 from BMX vans. This was the second group of vans coded BMF. The first group were vans in service between 1961 and 1963.

They were part of an overall strategy to reduce the number of bogie exchange vehicles in the interstate 'pool'. The BMF vans were fitted with Aligned bogies from _VF_ vans being withdrawn from service at the time.

The BMF class were recoded in the 1979 recoding to VBAY.

The BMF numbers were:

     3,      7 -     9,     11,     18,     19,     24 -    26,
    28 -    30,     35,     38,     40,     43,     44,     48,     49
    52,     53,     57,     58,     60,     61,     63,     66,     67
    69,     72,     73,     75,     76,    102

Vehicle history list
   Photos   for  'BMF  '

FileID Description................................................

   CC295 BMF 3, East Yard, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB926 BMF 14, Benalla, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AM592 BMF 15, Maryborough, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC092 BMF 18, Centre Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AW537 BMF 22 - s1 wood doors, Electric Crane Area, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AI246 BMF 22 - U van doors, s1e2, Morwell, 24/12/1978, [oPJV]
   AI247 BMF 26, South Dynon, 5/11/1978, [oPJV]
   CU703 BMF 28, Dandenong, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   B3156 BMF 30, North Geelong, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B3155 BMF 30 + BMX 59, North Geelong, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B3158 BMF 30 - s1p, North Geelong, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CB934 BMF 33, Benalla, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC265 BMF 35, Dandenong, 4/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC262 BMF 43, Dandenong, 4/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC068 BMF 45, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AW757 BMF 63 - s2e2c, East Yard, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC288 BMF 69, Spencer Street, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DS288 BMF 72, South Dynon, 2/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CN286 BMF 72 - part view/lettering, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CB065 BMF 76 - DO, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CK516 BMF 102 - s1, steel doors, Spencer Street, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'BMF  '

FileID Description................................................

   AS887 BMF - cancelled diagram, B-4, 1970, [oPTC]

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File c003m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 21/1/2007