VLF / VLX - Bogie Louvre Van


VLF

New louvre vans for standard gauge and interchange traffic were built from 1962 to 1964. The vans were classed VLF. The numbers were 1 - 87, 99 - 135.

During 1964/1965 these vans were reclassed to VLX.

VLX

The program to build vans was continuous. From 1964 the VLF code letters were altered to VLX and construction continued to 1968. The number group at 1968 was 1 - 660.

They were the railways primary bogie van on broad and standard gauge. They could be seen on any standard gauge territory from Perth to Brisbane.

VLX 467 was fitted with a 'Miner' wheel handbrake. It appears to have been fitted to trial the handbrake type. Otherwise, handbrakes on this class were 'Ratchet' type.

From 1979 the class was recoded to VLCX

Vehicle history list

   No photos found for VLF   
   No diagrams found for VLF   
   Photos   for  'VLX  '

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

   CN310 VLX 1 - s2e2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AR506 VLX 2, [sPJV]
   BC640 VLX 3 - s1, East Yard, 12/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC641 VLX 4 - s1e1, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BC642 VLX 8 - s1, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   B2993 VLX 10, Canal Zone, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG308 VLX 10 - s2e2c, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 7/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC643 VLX 12 - s1e2, Dandenong, 14/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AL343 VLX 21 - part view, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR510 VLX 37, [sPJV]
   B3279 VLX 38, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AL345 VLX 40, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR512 VLX 43, [sPJV]
   11039 VLX 43 - door/catch detail, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BV532 VLX 43 - part view, South Dynon, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   11038 VLX 43 - test door catches, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC644 VLX 44 - s1, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AL345 VLX 49 - part view, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC645 VLX 50 - s1e2, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AR515 VLX 51, [sPJV]
   BC646 VLX 56 - s1e2, East Yard, 12/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CB990 VLX 65, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC070 VLX 70, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR516 VLX 75, [sPJV]
   DR656 VLX 85, Dandenong, 6/10/1980, [oPJV]
   CB729 VLX 88, Castlemaine, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BM889 VLX 91 - part view, Spencer Street, 20/1/1976, [oPJV]
   CN315 VLX 93 - s2e2c, Dandenong, 1970s, [oBAU]
   B1619 VLX 105, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BC648 VLX 106 - s2e1, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DS151 VLX 107, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CG272 VLX 116, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11043 VLX 116, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB060 VLX 121 - DO/ldd kaolin, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR504 VLX 123, [sPJV]
   AR505 VLX 127, [sPJV]
   BC649 VLX 127 - s2e1, twin roof louvres, Traralgon, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CF876 VLX 128, Ouyen, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B3281 VLX 132, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BC650 VLX 143 - s1, doors open, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CG135 VLX 144, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB492 VLX 151 - lift/no doors/s2e2c, Bendigo Workshops, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CU674 VLX 161 - s1e1c, Westall, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU673 VLX 161 - s1e2, Westall, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CB935 VLX 166, Benalla, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DT245 VLX 173, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB050 VLX 178, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC651 VLX 180 - s2, Westall, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   DS192 VLX 183, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BM141 VLX 188 - part view, Dandenong, 3/6/1980, [oPJV]
   CB052 VLX 190 - DO, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BV663 VLX 192, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CM963 VLX 197 - part view/lettering, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CB989 VLX 200, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1020 VLX 201, Tottenham Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B2823 VLX 202 - unloading/truck, Oakleigh, 4/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AE531 VLX 203, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB055 VLX 203 - DO ldd, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB056 VLX 203 - ldd palletised kaolin bags, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AD588 VLX 203 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR507 VLX 207, [sPJV]
   AR508 VLX 211, [sPJV]
   BA217 VLX 220, Castlemaine, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CF525 VLX 221, Arden Street, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CN311 VLX 230 - s2e1, chalked disc , 1970s, [oBAU]
   CA955 VLX 237, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB878 VLX 241 - SG, different NSW bogies each end, Albury, NSW, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AS809 VLX 248 - part view, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B3309 VLX 252, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CA963 VLX 254, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC652 VLX 262 - s2, East Yard, 19/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CF526 VLX 266, Arden Street, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB407 VLX 268 - part view, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC653 VLX 269 - s1e2, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN312 VLX 276 - s1e1, doors open, Woodend, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AV722 VLX 290 - large VR, Spencer Street, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   AS800 VLX 291, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB053 VLX 296 - DO, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC654 VLX 301 - s2, East Yard, 19/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC655 VLX 301 - s2e1, East Yard, 25/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN313 VLX 304 - s1e1, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC656 VLX 306 - s1e2, Spencer Street, c1977, [oRXO]
   BB428 VLX 311, Castlemaine, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC657 VLX 330 - s1, Westall, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   BC659 VLX 332 - s2e1, East Yard, 25/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BP804 VLX 335, North Melbourne C&W, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   AR509 VLX 342, [sPJV]
   BC660 VLX 345 - s2, Westall, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   BV045 VLX 346, Tottenham Yard, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BC661 VLX 347 - s1e2, Westall, 10/4/1976, [oRXO]
   CF583 VLX 355, Ararat, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CC073 VLX 358, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CA834 VLX 364, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC662 VLX 370 - s2e1, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BF832 VLX 371, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB988 VLX 379, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB987 VLX 386, Wodonga, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC663 VLX 396 - part view, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   AR511 VLX 400, [sPJV]
   BH457 VLX 404, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   11041 VLX 405, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC664 VLX 405 - part view, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AA368 VLX 405 - part view lettering, [oPJV]
   BV664 VLX 407, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CC078 VLX 409 - DO, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B2885 VLX 410 - ID/panel outline of lettering, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   B2882 VLX 410 - lift/repaint/code only, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   AT377 VLX 411 - medium VR logo, Flinders Street Yard, 18/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BC682 VLX 416 - part view, Oakleigh, 21/1/1977, [oRXO]
   DU300 VLX 432 - s2, Flinders Street Yard, 18/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BC665 VLX 439 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 18/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AL343 VLX 444, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC666 VLX 447 - s1e1, Westall, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   BC667 VLX 449 - part view, u/f obscured, Westall, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   BC668 VLX 451 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CB936 VLX 452, Benalla, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DU302 VLX 453 - s2, Flinders Street Yard, 18/7/1976, [oPJV]
   AR513 VLX 459, [sPJV]
   AR514 VLX 467, [sPJV]
   CG134 VLX 468, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB054 VLX 473 - DO, ldd, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ789 VLX 474, South Dynon, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BC670 VLX 483 - s2e1, East Yard, 18/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AG711 VLX 487 - AN stencilled numbers/code, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC683 VLX 493 - part view, Oakleigh, 21/1/1977, [oRXO]
   BL717 VLX 493 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL718 VLX 493 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   DU297 VLX 493 - s1, Flinders Street Yard, 18/7/1976, [oPJV]
   AL118 VLX 497, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC111 VLX 507, Wodonga Coal Siding, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CT724 VLX 517, Bairnsdale, 25/12/1978, [oPJV]
   CT722 VLX 521, Bairnsdale, 25/12/1978, [oPJV]
   BC671 VLX 524 - s1e2, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CC276 VLX 526, Flinders Street Yard, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC672 VLX 531 - part view, Albury, NSW, 7/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BU819 VLX 534, Tottenham Yard, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BY080 VLX 555, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB879 VLX 557, Albury, NSW, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC673 VLX 562 - s1e1, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC674 VLX 568 - s1p, c1977, [oRXO]
   AV934 VLX 585 - s1, large VR, Ararat, 27/2/1977, [oPJV]
   CB412 VLX 587 - part view, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BM115 VLX 588 - s2, Morwell, 3/2/1980, [oPJV]
   CG040 VLX 590, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC675 VLX 591 - part view, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN314 VLX 591 - s1e2c, Arden Street, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC676 VLX 607 - s2e1c, Dandenong, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   AG712 VLX 610, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC677 VLX 612 - s1e2, Westall, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   AV935 VLX 612 - s2, large VR, Ararat, 27/2/1977, [oPJV]
   BB004 VLX 614, Castlemaine, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC072 VLX 616, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC678 VLX 616 - s1p, test VSX doors, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC679 VLX 617 - s2e1, doors open, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC681 VLX 621 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 15/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BY033 VLX 623, North Geelong Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BV665 VLX 624, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CC275 VLX 630, Flinders Street Yard, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AE420 VLX 632 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BV532 VLX 640, South Dynon, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CB414 VLX 645 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AA368 VLX 646 - large VR, sXp, [oPJV]
   CK468 VLX 647, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CB382 VLX 651 - s1e1c, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BD271 VLX 652 - e1p, Wodonga, 12/4/1975, [oPJV]
   BD272 VLX 652 - e1q, Wodonga, 12/4/1975, [oPJV]
   CB412 VLX 656, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B9962 VLX 657, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   DR638 VLX 658, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CB091 VLX 659, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BG143 VLX 660 - s1e2, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'VLX  '

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

   AS905 VLX - 386 - 660, diagram V-13, 19/3/1973, [oPTC]
   AS491 VLX - diagram V-3, 19/3/1973, [oPTC]
   AS492 VLX - diagram V-4, 11/5/1966, [oPTC]
   AS493 VLX - diagram V-5, 24/5/1966, [oPTC]

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File c037m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 18/3/2007