T - Sliding Door Suburban Trailer


This was one of a new design car for the Melbourne electrification project in the 1900's. The first cars were built during 1909 with last construction in 1951. There were several roof types: 'pent' roof the original style with 'arched' roof style from the late 1920's.

The vehicles were issued as _AP_ steam hauled cars and became APT_ when placed in electric service. In 1921, electric codes were rationalised with APT becoming T.

The T car numbers were 201 - 372, 380 - 442.

Trailers were originally 'First Class' and designated such, hence the 'A' in the code of AP and APT. With the 1921 coding, trailers became 'First' and motor cars were 'Second' class.

From 1958, suburban trains became 'one class'.

'Smoking' and 'Non smoking' signs were removed from trains from late 1978.

Some cars were built in the late 1900's with guards vans at one end. These were destined for use as driving trailers when converted for electrification. However it seems by the time electrification came the cars were surplus to requirements. These cars were fitted with seats in the van and the van equipment removed ( emergency brake tap, handbrake ). To mark these vehicles for staff identification, a white circle was painted on the "guards van" doors. As such they were known as "Ringer" cars. In the mid 1960's the railways started converting these cars to _D__ cars.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'T   '

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

   BK670 T - t, body on side/roof detail, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AQ737 T - t, body, top of hill, Barnawartha, [oPJV]
   CB540 T - t, bogies ex scrap cars, Kingston, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BN813 T - t, car end, roof, [oPJV]
   CB548 T - t, scrap bogies, Kingston, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AH844 T - t, two bodies, painted green, [sDMG]
   BP005 T - t, underframe, Newport Workshops, 4/8/1982, [oPJV]
   12519 T 204 - t, 9 core jumper cable, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12520 T 204 - t, 9 core jumper plug, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12521 T 204 - t, 9 core jumper: shows pin layout on head, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12518 T 204 - t, body on trestles, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   BI473 T 204 - t, tap, Flinders Street Yard, 16/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BR357 T 208 - t, restored, Jolimont Workshops, 21/11/1984, [oPJV]
   DC735 T 208 - t, restored, Flinders Street, 3/5/2003, [oPJV]
   DB802 T 208 - t, restored to pre 1956 colours, Flinders Street, 18/1/2003, [oPJV]
   BR358 T 208 - t, restored, lettering, Jolimont Workshops, 21/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BG005 T 218 - t, tap, Flinders Street Yard, 8/9/1981, [oPJV]
   12515 T 220 - t, on light rails with 13CW, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12516 T 220 - t, part view, shows sleeper walkway access to doors, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   BK733 T 222 - t, stripped, on scrap train, Jolimont Workshops, 27/10/1982, [oPJV]
   BK734 T 222 - t, underframe lettering, Jolimont Workshops, 27/10/1982, [oPJV]
   BG504 T 239 - t, 3w, Flinders Street Yard, 16/10/1975, [oPJV]
   DA686 T 245 - t, tap, disc wheels, Jolimont Workshops, 9/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BO652 T 267 - t, burnt, part view, Jolimont Workshops, 9/5/1980, [oPJV]
   DL389 T 285 - t, 2nd car, burnt, storage, Jolimont Workshops, 9/5/1980, [oPJV]
   DT228 T 293 - t, part view, Newport Workshops, 10/10/1980, [oPJV]
   CU363 T 295 - t, tap, Jolimont Workshops, 17/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU364 T 295 - t, tap eXp, Jolimont Workshops, 17/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU365 T 295 - t, tap eXp gas/elec conduit, Jolimont Workshops, 17/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU366 T 295 - t, tap eXq gas/elec conduit, Jolimont Workshops, 17/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BL827 T 295 - t, tap, burnt/fire damage, Jolimont Workshops, 16/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL828 T 295 - t, tap, burnt/fire damage, opp side, Jolimont Workshops, 16/4/1980, [oPJV]
   DB742 T 298 - t, part view, Dn St Kilda, Flinders Street, 1970s, [oPTC]
   AE916 T 301 - t, (r), [sPJV]
   AE917 T 301 - t, eXp, [sPJV]
   AE918 T 301 - t, eXq, [oPJV]
   BI399 T 306 - t, stored, Jolimont Workshops, 25/5/1983, [oPJV]
   B3194 T 308 - t, with IA 7854 u/f shower plumbing, Jolimont Workshops, 23/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B3192 T 308 - t, with IA 7854 u/f to hold portable shower, Jolimont Workshops, 19/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BG678 T 310 - t, fw, Newport Workshops, 27/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BG679 T 320 - t, fw, Newport Workshops, 27/1/1976, [oPJV]
   11230 T 341 - t, tap, Lilydale, 8/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BM286 T 341 - t, tap, Jolimont Workshops, 13/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BP969 T 350 - t, e1p, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BP968 T 350 - t, e1q, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BO297 T 350 - t, part view, Newport Workshops, 21/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BP004 T 350 - t, s1e2, touch up paint/no circle, Newport Workshops, 4/8/1982, [oPJV]
   AE874 T 380 - t, sXq, [oPJV]
   CU353 T 380 - t, tap, Jolimont Workshops, 17/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU354 T 380 - t, tap eXp, Jolimont Workshops, 17/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU355 T 380 - t, tap eXq, Jolimont Workshops, 17/3/1979, [oPJV]
   DA690 T 381 - t, tap, Jolimont Workshops, 9/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CU665 T 382 - t, graffitti Barry , Jolimont Workshops, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CC221 T 384 - t, Tait cars stored, Spotswood Rec Depot, 2/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CT644 T 393 - t, full windows/tap, Flinders Street Yard, 4/9/1977, [oPJV]
   BP285 T 396 - t, passenger compt interior views, pent vent, 7/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BP286 T 396 - t, uf ID letters, 7/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BM138 T 417 - t, part view, Flinders Street Yard, 3/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BM287 T 424 - t, no tap, Jolimont Workshops, 13/5/1980, [oPJV]
   11236 T 425 - t, G 59/end/tap left, Lilydale, 8/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CT990 T 426 - t, no tap, Jolimont Workshops, 25/5/1977, [oPJV]
   B2833 T 433 - t, no tap, Jolimont Workshops, 5/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BQ737 T 435 - t, part view of set T+M+D+M, Flinders Street Yard, 12/11/1984, [oPJV]
   DF599 T 1629 - t, night view, green LED door button, Ringwood, 19/5/2003, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'T   '

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

   AU931 T - arched roof, 401 - 424, [oPTC]
   AU668 T - Harris, [oD26]
   AK628 T - Harris, B-11, [sPJV]
   AS880 T - Harris, diagram Car T-2, 7/6/1971, [oPTC]
   AS883 T - Harris, T 890, three door, diagram T-5, [oPTC]
   AS479 T - Harris, three door 75 , diagram T-7, [oPTC]
   AS882 T - Harris, three door, diagram T-4, T 862, [oPTC]
   AS884 T - Harris, three door, diagram T-6, [oPTC]
   BF554 T - t, 401+, c1925, [sPJV]
   AU665 T - Tait, [oPTC]
   AU656 T - Tait, arch roof, [oD26]
   AS881 T - two door Harris, diagram Car T-3, [oPTC]
   AS480 T 632 - rebuilt, diagram T-9, [oPTC]

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File c020m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 19/1/2007