VF / VLBY / VLBF - Bogie Louvre


VF

To provide for more rolling stock on the standard gauge and faster train running, many wagons were upgraded with better bogies.

The VF class had origins in the

_V__ class of 1925. VF's began appearing 1961, with most of the fleet being converted. The VF number group was 1 - 81, V82 being scrapped in 1960.

As there was some confusion with vehicles being suitable for operation between broad and standard gauge the letter 'X' was introduced from 1963. The letter 'X' vehicles required Grade Control and uniform brake rigging attachments, bogie fittings and a suitable class and number information plate. Progress was underway for converting the VF class to VX before being halted in 1964. The only vehicle in the process of conversion was VF 29 and this was returned to traffic. However it came out of the workshops with a large class and number board, the only one so fitted.

Traffic was very general, with a few being allotted to 'Paper' trains.

In the 1979 recoding , the few remaining vans were recoded to VLBY.

VLBY

The numbers recorded by the author as being VLBY were: 2, 17, 44, 54, 65, 66, 69, 72 and 81.

In 1983 with changes to passenger train running and set makeup, some of the VLPY bogie passenger vans were down rated and placed into freight service. Bogies from these vehicles were placed under steel box vans in freight service to become _D__ vans.

The VLBY ex VLPY vans were numbered in the group 100 - 149.

About 1988, the letter 'Y' as last letter in the code was found to be an incorrect application. The letter 'Y' was altered to letter 'F'. This changed the class to VLBF.

VLBF

By 1991 most of these wagons were out of service and stored. During the early to mid 1990's these wagons were scrapped or sold as bodies. Some can be found in the Bendigo area on farms.

Types

There were three types:

Vehicle history lists: _VF_ , VLBY

   Photos   for  'VF  '

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

   AO849 VF - with VOWA, Puckapunyule, 1996, [sPJV]
   AO846 VF - and VOWA, Puckapunyul, [sPJV]
   AO847 VF - and VOWA, Puckapunyul, [sPJV]
   AR321 VF - body, [sPJV]
   AR323 VF 1, [sPJV]
   BD016 VF 1 - s2, aligned, VR, East Yard, 18/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BD018 VF 6 - s1, aligned, VR, East Yard, 18/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CG268 VF 7 - s1 load Merbein , Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AR333 VF 8, [sPJV]
   AY000 VF 8 - body, Logan Rd, Wedderburn, 4/1998, [oJAS]
   BD020 VF 8 - s1, aligned, VR, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BD017 VF 8 - s1, XB bogies, VR, East Yard, 25/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BD021 VF 9 - s2, aligned, VR, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   BD022 VF 10 - s1, aligned, VR, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN308 VF 11 - s1e2, Traralgon, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BD023 VF 12 - s1, XB, VR, West Footscray, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AY005 VF 14 - body, Glenilda , Longswamp Rd, Rocklyn, 1/1997, [oNXB]
   BD024 VF 14 - s2, XB, VR, Spencer Street, 9/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BD026 VF 16 - s1, aligned, VR, East Yard, 18/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AY004 VF 17 - body, Campbells Forest, 7/1997, [oNXB]
   BD027 VF 17 - s1, XB, VR, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BD025 VF 18 - s2, XB, VR, East Yard, 28/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CG109 VF 19 + VF 48 - bodies as sheds, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG110 VF 19 + VF 48 - ends of bodies, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG106 VF 19 - body on stumps, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   AY003 VF 19 - body, Calder Highway, Glenalbyn, 6/1998, [oNXB]
   CG108 VF 19 - lettering crayon: Hold for scrapping /waybill intact, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   AV694 VF 21 - on trestle one end, lift, s1, Ballarat Workshops, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   CV902 VF 23 - s2, door open, Melbourne Yard, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BD028 VF 24 - s1, aligned, VR, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   AY008 VF 25 - body, Meyers/Blampied/Mollogghip Rds, Rocklyn, 1/1997, [oNXB]
   BD029 VF 25 - s1, aligned, VR, Dandenong, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   B1526 VF 25 - VR logo, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB525 VF 27 - storage rake, Rangelea, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC296 VF 28, East Yard, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BV118 VF 28 - OR, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AR324 VF 29, [sPJV]
   BM892 VF 29 - e2p, Spencer Street, 20/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BM891 VF 29 - e2q, Spencer Street, 20/1/1976, [oPJV]
   CB495 VF 29 - part(hold), Bendigo Workshops, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BM889 VF 29 - s1e2c, class panel, Spencer Street, 20/1/1976, [oPJV]
   AT509 VF 31 - body, cnr Tait Hamilton and Gamble rds, Cornella, 5/1998, [oNXB]
   CC261 VF 32, Dandenong, 4/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC626 VF 33 - s1e2, aligned, VR, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   BC627 VF 34 - aligned, s2, VR, Dandenong, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   AT508 VF 36 - body, Dunstans Machinery, Kerang, 6/1998, [oJAS]
   AT517 VF 36 - body, Dunstans Machinery, Kerang, 6/1998, [oJAS]
   B1447 VF 37 - part view, Canal Zone, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC628 VF 37 - s1e2, L4, small VR, aligned, Dandenong, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   AR325 VF 38, [sPJV]
   AR326 VF 40, [sPJV]
   BC629 VF 40 - s1, VR, XB bogies, East Yard, c1977, [oRXO]
   BC630 VF 40 - s1e2, VR, XB bogies, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC631 VF 42 - s1e2, aligned, VR, East Yard, 16/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AT523 VF 43 - body, 7/1997, [oNXB]
   AT518 VF 43 - body, Ruthakers Rd, Woodvale, 4/1996, [oNXB]
   CB495 VF 45, Bendigo Workshops, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC632 VF 45 - s1e2, VR, Spencer Street, c1977, [oRXO]
   CG109 VF 48 + VF 19 - bodies as sheds, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG110 VF 48 + VF 19 - ends of bodies, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG107 VF 48 - body on stumps, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   AT524 VF 48 - body, Calder highway, Glenalbyn, 6/1998, [oNXB]
   BC633 VF 51 - s1e2, VR, aligned bogies, Spencer Street, 14/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AR327 VF 54, [sPJV]
   AR328 VF 57, [sPJV]
   AT710 VF 58 - part view/OR, Rangelea, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC634 VF 58 - s1e1, VR, XB bogies, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC635 VF 61 - s1e2, VR, aligned, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   AR329 VF 62, [sPJV]
   BC637 VF 62 - s2p, small VR, XB bogies, East Yard, c1977, [oRXO]
   CV901 VF 64 - s2, doors open, Melbourne Yard, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CB352 VF 65, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AA154 VF 66, Flinders Street, 26/12/1977, [oPJV]
   B1447 VF 66 - part view, Canal Zone, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AT536 VF 68 - body, Campbells Forest, 7/1997, [oNXB]
   BC638 VF 68 - s1e2c, XB bogies, small VR, Dandenong, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   AR330 VF 70, [sPJV]
   AR331 VF 73, [sPJV]
   CC069 VF 76, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AT537 VF 77 - body, Glenalbyn, 5/1993, [oNXB]
   AU755 VF 77 - body, Wedderburn, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AT538 VF 78 - body, level crossing, down end, Bealiba, 4/1998, [oJAS]
   AR332 VF 79, [sPJV]
   CB523 VF 81 - ID / lettering, Rangelea, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB522 VF 81 - OR COND, Rangelea, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC639 VF 82 - s1, VR, aligned, one steel door, Warragul, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   Diagrams   for  'VF  '

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

   AS496 VF - 2 door, diagram V-8, 10/7/1969, [oPTC]
   AS495 VF - 4 door, diagram V-7, 19/3/1973, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'VLBY  '

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

   AF178 VLBY - body, [oDMG]
   AF179 VLBY - body, Wodonga Coal Siding, [oDMG]
   AF180 VLBY - body, Wodonga Coal Siding, [oDMG]
   BL601 VLBY 2 - lettering / bogie, Port Melbourne, 3/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL600 VLBY 2 - s1e2, Port Melbourne, 3/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL599 VLBY 2 - s2e1, Port Melbourne, 3/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BR820 VLBY 44, Newport Workshops, 24/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AV058 VLBY 44 - s2e1c, Newport Workshops, 6/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BO659 VLBY 66, North Melbourne C&W, 9/5/1980, [oPJV]
   AU328 VLBY 72 - class/number, News Express Goods tra, [oPJV]
   BO329 VLBY 72 - lettering: class/Newspaper Express, North Melbourne C&W, 21/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BO328 VLBY 72 - s1e2c, North Melbourne C&W, 21/1/1981, [oPJV]
   AR468 VLBY 81, [sPJV]
   CA974 VLBY 81 - lettering/door/ aligned bogie, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BL485 VLBY 81 - s2, East Yard, 20/3/1980, [oPJV]
   CA975 VLBY 81 - s2e2, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BL724 VLBY 89 - OR, Rangelea, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BB450 VLBY 102Q- lettering/bogie, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BB448 VLBY 102Q- s1e1, VR, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]
   AI515 VLBY 103, [oBXY]
   AI518 VLBY 103, [oBXY]
   AI521 VLBY 103, [oBXY]
   CB807 VLBY 103 - VL, Dandenong, 7/12/1997, [oJAB]
   DG469 VLBY 103C- Vline, s2e2, 1980s, [oDVC]
   AV017 VLBY 104L- no logo, Dandenong, 24/9/1983, [oPJV]
   AR463 VLBY 107 - body, Wodonga, 1995, [sPJV]
   AR462 VLBY 107 - body, [sPJV]
   BK833 VLBY 108 - lettering/bogie XB 581/spokes, Dandenong, 14/10/1982, [oPJV]
   BK834 VLBY 108 - lettering/panel, L7, Dandenong, 14/10/1982, [oPJV]
   BK832 VLBY 108 - s1e2, spoke wheels, Dandenong, 14/10/1982, [oPJV]
   AR464 VLBY 116, [sPJV]
   AR465 VLBY 138, 1996, [sPJV]
   AT680 VLBY 143 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 15/6/1983, [oPJV]
   AR466 VLBY 148, 1996, [sPJV]
   AR467 VLBY 148 - bogie / lettering, [sPJV]
   No diagrams found for VLBY   
   Photos   for  'VLBF  '

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

   AI516 VLBF 110 - cast bogies, [oBXY]
   AI517 VLBF 110 - letter panel, [oBXY]
   AH410 VLBF 110 - stored/cast bogies, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 10/6/1990, [oRXO]
   No diagrams found for VLBF   

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File c028m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 11/2/2007