ZD - Dual Coupled Brake Van


By about 1978, the _ZP_ vans saw little traffic. They were originally used as transition vehicles between autocoupled locomotives and screw coupled carriages from the mid 1950s with the introduction of diesel locomotives replacing steam engines fitted with dual screw/auto couplings.

For conversion to ZD ( D for dual coupled ), the rail ballast was removed, the code letters altered but with the dual couplings retained.

The ZD numbers were: 19, 31, 211, 237, 239, 260, 468 - 471, 494, 500, 600, 604, 611, 619.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'ZD  '

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

   CP920 ZD - dual coupling in auto 2, Trentham, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP919 ZD - dual coupling in auto mode, Trentham, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP914 ZD - dual coupling/set for screw, Trentham, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP917 ZD - eXp, cupola end, Trentham, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP918 ZD - headstock 2/dual coupling, Trentham, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP915 ZD - headstock, dual couplings, Trentham, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP921 ZD - headstock/dual coupling/set for auto, Trentham, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP916 ZD - side profile/buffer, Trentham, 1990s, [oPHD]
   BC834 ZD 19, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 17/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AS022 ZD 19, Ararat, 26/2/1976, [oPJV]
   AH608 ZD 19 - end of Overhead train, 1978, [oBAU]
   AS023 ZD 31, Jolimont Workshops, c1981, [oPJV]
   BC836 ZD 31, Seymour, 23/9/1976, [oRXO]
   BG383 ZD 31, Bendigo, 23/5/1976, [oPJV]
   CN388 ZD 31, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CP934 ZD 31 - axlebox/wheel/step detail, 1990s, [oPHD]
   BD659 ZD 31 - buffer plates removed, Jolimont Workshops, 1/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BA980 ZD 31 - distant view, on 113M pilot, Flinders Street Yard, 6/7/1984, [oPJV]
   BE052 ZD 31 - distant, cupola w/e, Jolimont Workshops, 6/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BD658 ZD 31 - e1, buffer plates removed, 113M buffers, Jolimont Workshops, 1/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BG385 ZD 31 - e1p, Bendigo, 23/5/1976, [oPJV]
   BG384 ZD 31 - e1q, Bendigo, 23/5/1976, [oPJV]
   BE151 ZD 31 - e2p, buffer plates gassed off, Jolimont Workshops, 3/8/1981, [oPJV]
   CP929 ZD 31 - eXp, van end, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP932 ZD 31 - eXq, cupola, underframe lettering, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP933 ZD 31 - eXq, van end, 1990s, [oPHD]
   BI318 ZD 31 - part e2, MR pipe/buffers, Jolimont Workshops, 7/5/1983, [oPJV]
   BQ100 ZD 31 - part view, 416 M tait transfer, Flinders Street Yard, 23/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BE150 ZD 31 - side, e2, buffer plates removed, Jolimont Workshops, 3/8/1981, [oPJV]
   CP930 ZD 31 - stored, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP931 ZD 31 - sXp, cupola right, 1990s, [oPHD]
   BD658 ZD 31 - underframe lift/paint lettering, Jolimont Workshops, 1/8/1981, [oPJV]
   CP935 ZD 31 - van cornice detail, 1990s, [oPHD]
   BD621 ZD 31 - van end, Jolimont Workshops, 28/7/1981, [oPJV]
   CB571 ZD 31 - with M 113 - swd, MET, Jolimont Workshops, 19/7/1986, [oPJV]
   BC837 ZD 211 - body, Rangelea, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC838 ZD 237, Seymour, 23/9/1976, [oRXO]
   CF693 ZD 239 - underframe, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB355 ZD 260, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BK458 ZD 260 - DDB, Jolimont Workshops, 19/7/1980, [oPJV]
   CP526 ZD 468 - body,as photo in newspaper (reversed), Bendigo, 25/7/2001, [sPJV]
   CN389 ZD 468 - e1p, van end, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BL944 ZD 468 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BC839 ZD 469, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AT934 ZD 470 - P painted to D, Dandenong, 2/9/1983, [oPJV]
   AS024 ZD 494, Ararat, 1/2/1979, [oPJV]
   BC840 ZD 494, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN390 ZD 494, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN391 ZD 494 - 2 opp side, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BI994 ZD 494 - DDB, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BC841 ZD 500, c1977, [oRXO]
   CB640 ZD 500, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN392 ZD 500, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AS025 ZD 600 - OVERHEAD ONLY, Spencer Street, c1976, [oPJV]
   AH596 ZD 600 - stencilled OVERHEAD, 1978, [oBAU]
   AH597 ZD 600 - stencilled OVERHEAD, 1978, [oBAU]
   BC842 ZD 604, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AT597 ZD 604 - Fire Attack Train, North Geelong, c1978, [oPHD]
   BQ254 ZD 604 - Grill over cupola windows/ D stencil, Flinders Street Yard, 26/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ251 ZD 604 - ID, Flinders Street Yard, 26/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ252 ZD 604 - interior/van/guards compt, Flinders Street Yard, 26/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BC843 ZD 611, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN393 ZD 611, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BM205 ZD 619, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   CN394 ZD 619, 1970s, [oBAU]
   No diagrams found for ZD   

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File c051m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 6/4/2007