ZF - Steel Bogie Guards Van


From 1970 to 1972 the railways built fifty new steel bogie vans. The code allocated was ZF and the numbers were 1 - 50. _ZF_ had previously been used on vans which became the ZLP_ class in 1968.

These new steel ZF vans replaced ageing fixed wheel _ZL_ vans on freight trains.

In the early 1970's, vents were provided at floor level in the guards compartment area.

In the late 1970's, some vans were provided with crew compartments for crews travelling between depots. These vans feature a small sliding door to a crew compartment at one end.

In the 1983 van recoding, they were recoded to VVDY.

In 1983, the Vline logo began to be applied to rolling stock. In an unusual twist, the van ZF 17 was photographed with a Vline logo, one of the few, if not the only, rolling stock with an old code and a Vline logo.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'ZF  '

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

   AK508 ZF - vans in storage: ZL, ZF, ZLP, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   BQ760 ZF - on train, 2 flats, T loco, Flinders Street, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   CN396 ZF 1 - lettering/periscope detail, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN395 ZF 1 - std, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AS027 ZF 2, Flinders Street Yard, 1975, [oPJV]
   BG212 ZF 2 - crew compt, grills, VR Suck , Tottenham Yard, 13/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BG982 ZF 2 - e2p, Flinders Street Yard, 3/7/1975, [oPJV]
   BG981 ZF 2 - e2q, Flinders Street Yard, 3/7/1975, [oPJV]
   BG980 ZF 2 - s1e2c, Flinders Street Yard, 3/7/1975, [oPJV]
   BG213 ZF 2 - window grill detail, Tottenham Yard, 13/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BC844 ZF 3, Westall, 31/10/1976, [oRXO]
   DE059 ZF 3*- body ex VVDY 29, Newbury, 12/2000, [oJXS]
   AM545 ZF 4 - s2 centre detail, Maryborough, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AM543 ZF 4 - s2e2, Maryborough, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1590 ZF 5, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BJ012 ZF 7 - grill/crew compt., North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BK339 ZF 7 - part view, s1, Westall, 16/3/1980, [oPJV]
   BK340 ZF 7 - s2e1c, Westall, 16/3/1980, [oPJV]
   DE061 ZF 9*- body lettering VVDY 43, Newbury, 12/2000, [oJXS]
   DE063 ZF 9*- body of VVDY 43, Newbury, 12/2000, [oJXS]
   B1057 ZF 11, Tottenham Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BY865 ZF 11, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/9/1980, [oPJV]
   BI513 ZF 12 - window grill, Flinders Street Yard, 23/10/1981, [oPJV]
   CC362 ZF 13, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AS026 ZF 15, North Geelong Yard, 10/6/1978, [oPJV]
   BH199 ZF 15 - crew compt, no test stencil, Shepparton, 15/3/1981, [oPJV]
   B3586 ZF 15 - Test Bogie Centre/stencil, North Geelong Yard, 10/6/1978, [oPJV]
   CN397 ZF 15 - Test Bogie Centres, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AI325 ZF 15 - test bogies/stencil, [oPJV]
   BI826 ZF 16 - crew compt, WNG chalk, Dandenong, 27/1/1982, [oPJV]
   AX257 ZF 17 - s2, crew compt, Vline logo, North Melbourne C&W, 18/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AT003 ZF 17 - Vl, part view, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AT002 ZF 17 - Vl, s2, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   BG897 ZF 19 - compartment window grill, Tottenham Yard, 1/2/1981, [oPJV]
   BC845 ZF 22, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   CA954 ZF 22, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1548 ZF 23 - s1, Flinders Street Yard, 25/3/1978, [oPJV]
   BC848 ZF 24, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BK304 ZF 24 - s2, Flinders Street Yard, 12/12/1981, [oPJV]
   BR202 ZF 25 - part view, window grill, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BI712 ZF 26 - kero tail light, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BL893 ZF 28 - periscope/roofline, Dimboola, 2/6/1979, [oPJV]
   BL892 ZF 28 - roof, Dimboola, 2/6/1979, [oPJV]
   BL891 ZF 28 - s2, Dimboola, 2/6/1979, [oPJV]
   BE524 ZF 31 - crew compt, Flinders Street Yard, 14/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BC275 ZF 31 - part view, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC849 ZF 31 - part view, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BQ765 ZF 32, Flinders Street, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BQ763 ZF 32 - lettering, Flinders Street, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BF005 ZF 32 - s1e1c, Newport Workshops, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   AU890 ZF 33 - crew compartment, Melbourne Yard, 15/9/1983, [oPJV]
   AU893 ZF 33 - part view, Melbourne Yard, 15/9/1983, [oPJV]
   BH133 ZF 33 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 4/3/1981, [oPJV]
   11495 ZF 34, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   DR667 ZF 34, Geelong Loco, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC850 ZF 35, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BQ951 ZF 37 - s2, Tottenham Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BK316 ZF 37 - s2, Flinders Street Yard, 18/12/1981, [oPJV]
   BH187 ZF 38 - kero tail light, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 3/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BC148 ZF 38 - part view, Dandenong, 14/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC851 ZF 38 - part view, Dandenong, 14/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BH188 ZF 38 - vertical class / number lettering only, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 3/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BE148 ZF 39 - crew compartment, Flinders Street Yard, 3/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BM445 ZF 39 - s1, Echuca, 11/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BC852 ZF 40, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CF736 ZF 41, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AS028 ZF 44, c1976, [oPJV]
   BC853 ZF 46, Westall, 31/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CN398 ZF 46, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BG608 ZF 48 - part view, Newport Workshops, 6/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BX708 ZF 49, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AT675 ZF 49 - periscope detail, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BV115 ZF 50 - burnt, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BV125 ZF 50 - burnt, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BV138 ZF 50 - burnt body, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CF912 ZF 45, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'ZF  '

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

   AU677 ZF - wood, c1963, [oD26]

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File c052m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 6/4/2007