VP - Passenger Mail/Baggage Van


The VP number group was 100 - 149 and they were built between 1954 to 1956.

Their main use was on passenger trains for baggage, parcels and mail transport. A group of about 20 vans were permanently on the standard gauge for Melbourne - Sydney trains.

In 1974, VP 103 was partially destroyed in a fire. The roof was rebuilt with a VSX_ type as they were building VSX vans at Ballarat at the time.

The VP class were relettered to VLPY in the 1979 recoding.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'VP  '

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

   AU026 VP 101 - part view, large VR, North Melb C&W Shops, 28/8/1979, [oPJV]
   BC684 VP 101 - s2e1c, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 17/10/1976, [oRXO]
   DO617 VP 103 - distant, rear of Pass train, Ingleston Bank, 26/1/1979, [oPJV]
   BC686 VP 103 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 19/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BC685 VP 103 - s1e2h, rebuilt VSX roof, Spencer Street, c1977, [oRXO]
   AR566 VP 103 - VSX roof, Spencer Street, 1976, [oPJV]
   AT541 VP 104 - VR neg M6085, Spencer Street, c8/1958, [oPTC]
   CN316 VP 106 - roof view, trailing on train, s2e2, Spencer Street, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC687 VP 106 - s1e2, Spencer Street, c1977, [oRXO]
   BV538 VP 108 - SG, South Dynon, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BC688 VP 109 - s2e1, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AR567 VP 111 - SG, South Dynon, 15/3/1977, [oPJV]
   BF021 VP 112 - s2, small VR, Newport Workshops, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BC689 VP 114 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 21/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CC079 VP 115 - part view BG, Centre Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC690 VP 117 - s2e1, steel doors, Spencer Street, c1977, [oRXO]
   BC692 VP 118 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 21/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AU042 VP 119 - part view, lettering, Canal Zone, 24/1/1977, [oPJV]
   AR568 VP 120 - BG, s1e1c, c1976, [oPJV]
   BC693 VP 122 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 4/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CC388 VP 123, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CC387 VP 123 - part view attached to DRC 40, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC694 VP 123 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AR569 VP 124 - BG, Tottenham Yard, 5/11/1978, [oPJV]
   BC695 VP 124 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AE975 VP 126 - SG, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC064 VP 128 - BG small class plate s2e1c, Spencer Street, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR572 VP 132 - BG, Spencer Street, c1976, [oPJV]
   AR573 VP 133 - BG, s1e2c, Spencer Street, c1975, [oPJV]
   BL946 VP 133 - part view, BG, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BK817 VP 134, Hump Yard, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BC696 VP 135 - s1e2, East Yard, 12/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CB167 VP 136 - BG, Shepparton, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC697 VP 139 - s2e1, Traralgon, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AS562 VP 140, [oBAU]
   AH590 VP 140 - cast bogies, 1978, [oBAU]
   BC698 VP 142 - s2e1, East Yard, 12/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC699 VP 144 - s1, East Yard, 3/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC700 VP 145 - s2, L4, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BA206 VP 146 - lettering panel/traffic board blanked, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BA205 VP 146 - SG, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC701 VP 149 - s2, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   Diagrams   for  'VP  '

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

   AS494 VP - diagram V-6, Undated, [oPTC]
   AK389 VP 103 - diagram V-15, fitted VSX roof, 8/1/1976, [oPTC]

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File c038m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 19/3/2007