PCO / PCJ - Guards Van with Head End Power Unit


There were four PCO vans, numbered 1 - 4. They were Joint Stock vehicles owned and maintained by the VR and SAR and later administrations of AN, VicRail and V/line.

The Overland required 'Head End' power for heating and lighting. These vans were fitted with diesel generators.


During 1995, V/line took over control of PCO 1 and 3. These vans became PCJ 491 and 492 respectively.

The vans were used for HEP equipped trains when hauled by non HEP equipped locomotives.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'PCO  '

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

   AO020 PCO 1, [sPJV]
   DJ463 PCO 1 - V&ANR, roof view, Spencer Street, 7/7/1985, [oPJV]
   BD214 PCO 2 - gene end, Spencer Street, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AO112 PCO 3 - V&SAR (2) opp, Spencer Street, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ746 PCO 3 - V&SAR(1), Spencer Street, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN172 PCO 3 - van windows blanked, V&SAR, Spencer Street, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AL506 PCO 4, [oGRE]
   No diagrams found for PCO   
   No photos found for PCJ   
   No diagrams found for PCJ   

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File c017m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 21/1/2007