ZL - Guards Van


By 1958, trains were marshalled longer and average speeds faster thanks to the introduction of diesels. The final chapter in the autocoupler conversion program ( which had beginnings back in 1923) was the removal of buffers from the remaining autocoupled stock so fitted. As the buffers no longer provided additional buffing force (autocouplers, the other), train slack was creating rough riding problems for the guard.

An experimental bogie van, _ZZ_ 742 converted from a four wheel _Z__ van was trialled without success. After the trials, the bogies were removed and the van became a four wheeler again, this time as ZL 742.

Another option was tried which had some success, probably in part due to cost. A lengthened auto coupler shank with larger draft gear was fitted to vans and these vans recoded to ZL; the 'L' for long shank coupler. About 300 vans were modified.

The conversion began in 1959 with ZL 719 and progressed through to about 1965. To achieve a speedy turnover, most of the underframes were rotated allowing work to be done on the underframes first. When a van came in for service, the body was lifted off and placed onto a modified underframe. The old underframe was then modified and placed on the next van in.

At end of sidings, white sleeper baulks were bolted across the rails. This was a cheaper method than the old style wooden buffers. The baulks were notched on one side; left side approaching from the track side. This notch was to prevent damage to the underhanging handbrake screw rod if the van was propelled over the end. This was only a problem with the cupola end derailing first.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'ZL  '

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

   CQ096 ZL - 2 x vans, c1974, [sPJV]
   CQ855 ZL - 4whl panel type, cupola end, Wallan, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DK669 ZL - 6 x vans in consist of train, Geelong - Ballarat, 14/8/1976, [oPJV]
   BH239 ZL - Baulk notches to stop 6whl van handbrake damage, [oPJV]
   CV845 ZL - body in school, Sydenham, 1/11/1997, [oPJV]
   CM969 ZL - burnt, 4whl frame on ground, scrapping, Newport Workshops, 1970s, [oBAU]
   DF079 ZL - cupola end/4 wheel type, Wallan, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CF591 ZL - end of train/four wheelers/T 390, Ararat-Elmhurst, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   DA612 ZL - far end of louvre and box van rake, Dandenong, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   DF080 ZL - flue, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CQ857 ZL - framework on ground after fire, Wallan, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CQ856 ZL - heater flue, 1980s, [oPHD]
   B9959 ZL - row of ZL vans for repair, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   DF081 ZL - scrapped frame, Wallan, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DF089 ZL - shell after scrapping, Newport Workshops, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DN218 ZL - T358/Bona run, Kaniva, 19/9/1980, [oPJV]
   CQ865 ZL - underframe and body framework, on ground, Newport Workshops, 1980s, [oPHD]
   B3336 ZL - van on OC rake, Tottenham Yard, 18/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AK508 ZL - vans in storage: ZL, ZF, ZLP, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AS065 ZL - 2 bodies, [sPJV]
   BO915 ZL - 2 vans, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BH228 ZL - 4 wheeler cupola windows, [oPJV]
   AS039 ZL - bodies, Muckleford, 1996, [sPJV]
   AF013 ZL - body, 1994, [oGXA]
   AF738 ZL - body, [oGXA]
   AH857 ZL - body, [sDMG]
   AS036 ZL - body, Muckleford, [sPJV]
   AS063 ZL - body, [sPJV]
   AS064 ZL - body, Deer Park, [sPJV]
   AH863 ZL - body as house, [sDMG]
   BM346 ZL - body on stumps, Huntly, 12/5/1980, [oPJV]
   AH861 ZL - body, family, [sPJV]
   AH862 ZL - body, family 2, [sDMG]
   AS035 ZL - body, Genevieve, now Ring Road site, Thomastown, [oPJV]
   AM779 ZL - body, Tubemakers, Somerton, 1994, [sPJV]
   BO983 ZL - coupled to WZ 2 weedspray, North Melbourne C&W, 28/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BH229 ZL - Coupler and chain handbrake mech., [oPJV]
   AF388 ZL - Cudgewa lettering, [oPTC]
   BH237 ZL - cupola windows/chimney, [oPJV]
   BH232 ZL - e1p, [oPJV]
   BH230 ZL - e2p, sheet cutout for buffer profile, [oPJV]
   BH218 ZL - end of down DNG goods, Flinders Street Yard, 1975, [oPJV]
   BH238 ZL - End of train, Flinders Street Yard, 1975, [oPJV]
   BH243 ZL - End of train, rake of I wagons, Parwan, 1976, [oPJV]
   BH242 ZL - End of train, wheat wagons, Kilmore East, [oPJV]
   BH231 ZL - headstock, buffer outline, [oPJV]
   BG412 ZL - on GJF wheat train, Kilmore East, 25/8/1976, [oPJV]
   AJ305 ZL - on short 5 3 section, Corowa, NSW, [oPJV]
   AS032 ZL - on short 5 3 section, Corowa, [oPJV]
   BH222 ZL - on water tank train, fire precaution, Geelong, 1975, [oPJV]
   BM923 ZL - part view on train end, Flinders Street Yard, 25/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BC108 ZL - part view, cupola/chimney, North Melbourne C&W, 6/1981, [oPJV]
   AT497 ZL - part view, full windows, Bairnsdale, 5/1969, [oPJV]
   AT366 ZL - part view, full windows, Bairnsdale, 11/1968, [oPJV]
   BG338 ZL - rake of 4 x vans, Castlemaine, 23/5/1976, [oPJV]
   AU264 ZL - rake of vans in storage, North Melbourne C&W Shops, c1976, [oPJV]
   BG828 ZL - rear of dn gds, Parwan, 12/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BV136 ZL - row of vans in shops yard/part view, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BF812 ZL - shank length, cpld to P 25, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BH227 ZL - Tail disc and kerosine tail lamp, [oPJV]
   AX197 ZL - u/f as flat wagon, at Museum, Echuca, 3/1993, [oPJV]
   AS034 ZL - underframe, as flat wagon, Echuca, [oPJV]
   BH219 ZL - underframe, deck/frame view, Newport Workshops, 1975, [oPJV]
   DQ831 ZL 1 - DDB, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BE440 ZL 1 - Suburban Goods Traffic Only, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BH215 ZL 1 - Suburban traffic only/Grill, Tottenham Yard, 11/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BH244 ZL 1 - Suburban traffic/window grill, 1983+, [oPJV]
   BC854 ZL 17, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 17/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CN399 ZL 27, 1970s, [sBAU]
   AT037 ZL 32, Jolimont Workshops, 23/8/1983, [oPJV]
   BG345 ZL 32 - coupler damaged, Tottenham Yard, 17/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BO649 ZL 32 - DDB, Jolimont Workshops, 9/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BY103 ZL 32 - DDB, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]
   AT039 ZL 32 - part view couplings with M 17 MK, Jolimont Workshops, 23/8/1983, [oPJV]
   BC855 ZL 47, Warragul, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   B1432 ZL 54, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BL840 ZL 54 - part view, Newport Workshops, 17/4/1980, [oPJV]
   CF692 ZL 55 - underframe/OR, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC856 ZL 62, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC857 ZL 88, Narre Warren, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BV118 ZL 180 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BD596 ZL 187 - Suburban Goods Traffic Only , Tottenham Yard, 27/7/1981, [oPJV]
   AS037 ZL 193, [sPJV]
   BN172 ZL 193 - DDB, North Melbourne C&W, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   CN400 ZL 200, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BH133 ZL 200 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 4/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AU522 ZL 220, ARHS Museum, 1980s, [oFXK]
   AS038 ZL 220, Box Hill, c1976, [oPJV]
   CF903 ZL 240 - DDB, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF904 ZL 240 - rake: 240-634-371-459, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC859 ZL 250, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BM650 ZL 264, Port Melbourne, 30/1/1980, [oPJV]
   BM651 ZL 264 - grill over cupola side windows, Port Melbourne, 30/1/1980, [oPJV]
   BC860 ZL 268 - part view, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AY150 ZL 268 - part view, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AA383 ZL 269, [oPJV]
   BC861 ZL 269, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CY970 ZL 269 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   B2891 ZL 274 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   BH216 ZL 274 - row of 5 ZL vans, Dandenong, c1975, [oPJV]
   CK471 ZL 275, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AV238 ZL 277 - body, near Dn off ramp, Benalla, 18/1/2000, [oPJV]
   CC284 ZL 280 - part view, cpld to VFNX 003, East Yard, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC862 ZL 284, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CZ541 ZL 285 - part view, North Melbourne C&W, 17/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CC371 ZL 286, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BL959 ZL 286 - underframe after body removed, Pakenham, 18/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL971 ZL 286*- van bits ldd into ELX 61, Tottenham Yard, 20/4/1980, [oPJV]
   CA982 ZL 289, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC863 ZL 289, Bendigo North Workshops, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AF758 ZL 289 - body, [oGXA]
   BV109 ZL 289 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CN401 ZL 290, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CQ864 ZL 290 + ZL 636 - 4&6whls, Dandenong, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DF088 ZL 290 - part view, Dandenong, 1980s, [oPHD]
   BF055 ZL 291 - part view, underframe (294?), Newport Workshops, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   CN402 ZL 292, Montague, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AJ385 ZL 292 - DDB, Tottenham Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BB043 ZL 296 - stencilled Metro traffic / window grill, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   AU211 ZL 298 - body on FQX 743 with ZL 382 body, Greensborough, c1977, [oPJV]
   DS092 ZL 314, North Geelong Yard, 21/9/1980, [oPJV]
   BV109 ZL 314 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CN403 ZL 321, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC865 ZL 321 - 321Z on underframe, part view, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BC864 ZL 321 - part view, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AQ485 ZL 324, Castlemaine, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CP881 ZL 324 - axle/horn guides, Koondrook, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP882 ZL 324 - axlebox/horn guides/cupola end, Koondrook, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP879 ZL 324 - cupola end, Koondrook, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP883 ZL 324 - end coupler/shank, Koondrook, 1990s, [oPHD]
   CP880 ZL 324 - preserved, sXp, Koondrook, 1990s, [oPHD]
   11656 ZL 330, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AW771 ZL 334 - part view, Bairnsdale, 4/11/1967, [oPJV]
   AS040 ZL 336, Wodonga, 1974, [oPJV]
   CN404 ZL 336, Bendigo, 1970s, [oBAU]
   11484 ZL 336 - burnt, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   DF082 ZL 336 - burnt shell, Tottenham Yard, 1970s, [oPHD]
   CQ858 ZL 336 - burnt, vandalism damage, Tottenham Yard, 1980s, [oPHD]
   11481 ZL 336 - burnt/body frame only, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11488 ZL 336 - burnt/opp side, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11483 ZL 336 - e1/burnt, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11482 ZL 336 - e2/burnt, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11486 ZL 336 - opp side burnt/ part ZB 8 burnt, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AA372 ZL 336 - sXp, Wodonga, 1974, [oPJV]
   AA373 ZL 336 - sXq, [oPJV]
   AW400 ZL 337, North Melbourne C&W, 7/1/1981, [oPJV]
   AW399 ZL 337 - lettering: Suburban Goods Traffic, North Melbourne C&W, 7/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BR201 ZL 339, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BH224 ZL 347 - Cudgewa traffic, Stockman use, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1976, [oPJV]
   AS041 ZL 347 - Melb-Cudgewa drovers van, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 19/8/1976, [oPJV]
   BF992 ZL 347 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 30/9/1981, [oPJV]
   AS042 ZL 351 - body, [sPJV]
   CN405 ZL 352 - DDB, 1070s, [oBAU]
   CN406 ZL 354, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC866 ZL 354, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   B3300 ZL 354, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B1617 ZL 358, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BK704 ZL 361, Bendigo, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BG898 ZL 364, Tottenham Yard, 1/2/1981, [oPJV]
   CN407 ZL 364, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AY150 ZL 365 - part view, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BC867 ZL 367, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN408 ZL 367, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BG608 ZL 367 - part view, Newport Workshops, 6/11/1975, [oPJV]
   CF901 ZL 371 - DDB, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC868 ZL 374, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DU285 ZL 374, Jolimont Workshops, 18/7/1976, [oPJV]
   AW413 ZL 374 - DDB, North Melbourne C&W, 7/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BI394 ZL 374 - part view, Jolimont Workshops, 24/4/1983, [oPJV]
   BQ323 ZL 375 - plain, Centre Yard, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ345 ZL 375 - plain opp side, Centre Yard, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BH236 ZL 375 - traffic lettering, Arden Street Sidings, 1975, [oPJV]
   CB102 ZL 375 - unstencilled, Flinders Street Yard, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN410 ZL 375 - W&W OVERHEAD ONLY/lettering, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN409 ZL 375 - W&W OVERHEAD VAN ONLY, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AS043 ZL 375 - W&W OVERHEAD VAN ONLY, Arden Street Sidings, 1/12/1977, [oPJV]
   BH221 ZL 375 - W&W Use, Arden Street Sidings, 1975, [oPJV]
   BC870 ZL 381, Traralgon, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AU211 ZL 382 - body on FQX 743 with ZL 298 body, Greensborough, c1977, [oPJV]
   BV195 ZL 384 - part view, Tottenham Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BC871 ZL 389, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DA701 ZL 389 + ZL 692 - 6 and 4 wheel vans coupled, Arden Street sidings, 14/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BI996 ZL 390 - DDB, 390Z on u/frame, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   AX004 ZL 390 - part view, North Melbourne C&W, 10/6/1983, [oPJV]
   11428 ZL 396, Jolimont Workshops, 7/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BD851 ZL 396, Flinders Street Yard, 24/8/1984, [oPJV]
   CN411 ZL 396, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BW119 ZL 396 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 10/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BK215 ZL 396 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 4/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BD850 ZL 396 - u/f lettering LP 8.84 Bo, etc, Flinders Street Yard, 24/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BC872 ZL 398 - part view, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BF055 ZL 399 - underframe, Newport Workshops, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   B2917 ZL 400 - ID/lettering, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   B2918 ZL 400 - underframe, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   BC873 ZL 403, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AK563 ZL 403 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   CN412 ZL 404, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AF760 ZL 416 - body, [oGXA]
   CN413 ZL 418, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AS044 ZL 420 - Cudgewa drovers van, North Melbourne C&W Shops, c1976, [oPJV]
   CC364 ZL 420 - Melb - Cudgewa traffic, longitudinal vents, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CQ395 ZL 429 - Cudgewa-Melbourne lettering, [oDAC]
   BC874 ZL 430, Dandenong, 14/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AS046 ZL 431 - Cudgewa van, North Melbourne C&W Shops, c1975, [oPJV]
   BP275 ZL 432 - DDB, North Melbourne C&W, 7/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BC875 ZL 436, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CN414 ZL 439, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AK916 ZL 443, [oPJV]
   AU265 ZL 443, [oPJV]
   BL890 ZL 443 - DDB, Dimboola, 2/6/1979, [oPJV]
   BG338 ZL 444 - head of rake of 4 x vans, Castlemaine, 23/5/1976, [oPJV]
   AU076 ZL 445 - part view, Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   CF969 ZL 446, Maryborough, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BS002 ZL 446 - part view, North Melbourne C&W, 7/1/1981, [oPJV]
   AD506 ZL 448, [sFXK]
   AS047 ZL 448 - museum, Echuca, [oPJV]
   BE103 ZL 448 - part view, 17/8/1981, [oPJV]
   AX198 ZL 448 - sXe1, at museum, Echuca, 3/1993, [oPJV]
   CN415 ZL 451, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AU266 ZL 454 - Cupola end, Off Register, Newport Workshops, [oPJV]
   AR120 ZL 454 - Off Reg, Newport Workshops, c1977, [oPJV]
   AU267 ZL 454 - Off Register lettering, [oPJV]
   BC876 ZL 455, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AS048 ZL 456, [sPJV]
   BG016 ZL 456 - Suburban Goods Traffic Only, Tottenham Yard, 13/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BL078 ZL 465 - part view, Newport Goods Yard, 19/9/1975, [oPJV]
   AR406 ZL 465 - part view, Bairnsdale, 12/1968, [oPJV]
   11688 ZL 466 - part view, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CA961 ZL 473 - van end damaged, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AH854 ZL 474 - body, [sDMG]
   CA981 ZL 479, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ023 ZL 479 - guards seat / hbrake pedestal, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ021 ZL 479 - osXq, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ022 ZL 479 - pipes fitted, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ018 ZL 479 - sXp, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ019 ZL 479 - veXp, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ020 ZL 479 - veXq, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ017 ZL 479 - WZ 2 conversion, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ016 ZL 479 - WZ 2 conversion, with WZ 1, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   AA382 ZL 486 - part view; ZL 656, [oPJV]
   CN416 ZL 491, 1970s, [oBAU]
   B9958 ZL 495, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   B9959 ZL 495 - row of ZL vans for repair, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   DS283 ZL 496 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 7/7/1980, [oPJV]
   DS833 ZL 496 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 7/8/1980, [oPJV]
   AK508 ZL 497 - head of stored row: ZL, ZF, ZLP, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AU076 ZL 501 - part view, Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AX085 ZL 501 - part view, Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   BD958 ZL 508 - e1 damaged, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BD959 ZL 508 - sXe2, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BK973 ZL 510, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BC877 ZL 516, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AS049 ZL 518, [sPJV]
   CN417 ZL 518, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BK367 ZL 523 - on Weedex train HW1-HD-U-WA-WA-WZ1, Bunyip, 16/3/1980, [oPJV]
   CN418 ZL 525, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BG375 ZL 534 - body, Kangaroo Flat, 23/5/1976, [oPJV]
   BH250 ZL 534 - Body in school, c1976, [oPJV]
   CB931 ZL 535, Benalla, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AX421 ZL 536 - gone by 12/2000, Wobbies World, 22/9/1997, [oPJV]
   AX422 ZL 536 - lettering, axle, frame, Wobbies World, 22/9/1997, [oPJV]
   AX423 ZL 536 - row of cars, Wobbies World, 22/9/1997, [oPJV]
   BM281 ZL 538 - DDB, Bendigo, 12/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BY669 ZL 540 - DDB, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   11499 ZL 544, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AS050 ZL 544, [sPJV]
   DB106 ZL 544 - restored, full van windows, Daylesford, 9/1/2003, [oPJV]
   CK472 ZL 547, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BC878 ZL 560 - part view, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CK473 ZL 561, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BV192 ZL 561 - part view, Tottenham Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AU150 ZL 562 - Over concrete block/end of siding, North Melbourne C&W Shops, c1977, [oPJV]
   BK215 ZL 562 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 4/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CK474 ZL 568, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BM278 ZL 569 - DDB, Bendigo, 12/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BC879 ZL 576, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   BV109 ZL 576 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BL170 ZL 576 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL169 ZL 576 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BI341 ZL 576 - part view, axle/wheel/scrapping, Newport Workshops, 13/5/1983, [oPJV]
   BI335 ZL 576 - scrapping, Newport Workshops, 13/5/1983, [oPJV]
   AS051 ZL 578 - DDB, Warrnambool, 24/2/1978, [oPJV]
   BV134 ZL 579 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AI877 ZL 582, Tottenham Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC110 ZL 582, North Melbourne C&W, 6/1981, [oPJV]
   BH246 ZL 582 - e1p, Maryvale Siding, 1975, [oPJV]
   BH226 ZL 582 - e1p, full windows, Maryvale Siding, 1976, [oPJV]
   BF992 ZL 582 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 30/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BH245 ZL 582 - Windows not blanked, c1965 project, Maryvale Siding, 1975, [oPJV]
   11498 ZL 583 - centre windows blanked/cuploa, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BY088 ZL 586, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BY655 ZL 586 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 12/7/1980, [oPJV]
   CF967 ZL 588, Maryborough, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BC881 ZL 592, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CG335 ZL 594, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11634 ZL 594 - dog box door detail, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AS052 ZL 594 - stored Corowa, short BG rails, Corowa, 1996, [oPJV]
   DG440 ZL 594 - sXp, cupola right, c1985, [oDVC]
   AX121 ZL 595 - body, Echuca, 3/1993, [oPJV]
   CN419 ZL 596 - DDB, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC882 ZL 597, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   CN420 ZL 601, 1970s, [oBAU]
   11650 ZL 605 - lamp fitted, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AV437 ZL 608 - DDB, Flinders Street Yard, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AW539 ZL 613, Centre Yard, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AH112 ZL 613 - body, 1996, [sGRE]
   AH111 ZL 613 - body, with BU 35 body, 1996, [sGRE]
   BC883 ZL 616, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BH220 ZL 616 - cupola windows/roof/chimney vent, 1975, [oPJV]
   AS053 ZL 616 - full cupola windows, Flinders Street Yard, 7/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CC087 ZL 626, Centre Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CF875 ZL 626, Ouyen, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BP556 ZL 626 - DDB, Newport Workshops, 9/6/1982, [oPJV]
   CC361 ZL 627, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CA976 ZL 627 - OR, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AP049 ZL 629, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC884 ZL 631, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   BV913 ZL 632, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BL425 ZL 634, Flinders Street Yard, 17/3/1980, [oPJV]
   CF902 ZL 634, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   DF078 ZL 634 - cpld to ZL 6 wheel, Dandenong, 1980s, [oPHD]
   BY817 ZL 634 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/9/1980, [oPJV]
   CP838 ZL 636, Dandenong, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CQ859 ZL 636, Dandenong, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CQ864 ZL 636 + ZL - 290 4&6whls, Dandenong, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DF088 ZL 636 + ZL 290 - 4 and 6 wheel types coupled, Dandenong, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DF083 ZL 636 - van end/side, Dandenong, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CN176 ZL 638*- part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC885 ZL 640, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CP889 ZL 640*- sXp, Condemned, 1980s, [oPHD]
   BC886 ZL 641, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   CB395 ZL 641 - OR/COND/DDB, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC887 ZL 642, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   CK476 ZL 644, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CB394 ZL 646 - OR/DDB, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ962 ZL 646 - Tottenham Yard Terminal, Tottenham Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   CB930 ZL 647, Benalla, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AH334 ZL 647 - body, 5/1/1996, [oRXO]
   AS054 ZL 647 - body, Sunshine, c1996, [oRXO]
   AU076 ZL 647 - part view, Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AX085 ZL 647 - part view, Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AJ036 ZL 653 - DDB, Tottenham Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ868 ZL 655 - Tottenham Yard Terminal, Tottenham Yard, 7/12/1980, [oPJV]
   BG341 ZL 656 - damaged, Tottenham Yard, 17/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BG343 ZL 656 - e1 damaged, Tottenham Yard, 17/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BG342 ZL 656 - e2 damaged, Tottenham Yard, 17/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BG346 ZL 656 - side damage, Tottenham Yard, 17/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BG344 ZL 656 - sXp, ends damaged, shunt accident, Tottenham Yard, 17/1/1976, [oPJV]
   AA382 ZL 656 - with ZL 486, [oPJV]
   AS055 ZL 659 - SG, ballast trains, Broadford, c1975, [oPJV]
   AJ290 ZL 660, Tottenham Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BV256 ZL 660 - DDB, Flinders Street Yard, 5/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BH249 ZL 660 - Dog door blanked, Flinders Street Yard, c1978, [oPJV]
   CA977 ZL 664 - OR, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DT246 ZL 664 - OR, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC888 ZL 665, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BG600 ZL 666 - Off Reg, Newport Workshops, 6/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BY704 ZL 667, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BO256 ZL 667 - OR/part scrapped, Spotswood Rec Depot, 12/1/1981, [oPJV]
   CG269 ZL 671, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BX627 ZL 673 - OR, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BY094 ZL 673 - OR/underframe ID, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BY310 ZL 673 - part view, OR, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ463 ZL 673 - Tottenham Yard Terminal, Tottenham Yard, 7/12/1980, [oPJV]
   CN421 ZL 677, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CB157 ZL 677 - DDB, Shepparton, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1618 ZL 678, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BO255 ZL 681 - OR/part scrapped, Spotswood Rec Depot, 12/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BC889 ZL 682, Camberwell, 24/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AU246 ZL 683 - Ballast traffic stencil, c1978, [oPJV]
   AS056 ZL 683 - BALLAST TRAIN ONLY, North Melbourne C&W Shops, c1975, [oPJV]
   B2922 ZL 683 - DDB, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   AU243 ZL 683 - Grill over end windows/ballast use, c1978, [oPJV]
   B9956 ZL 683 - veXp, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   B9955 ZL 683 - veXq, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   B9957 ZL 683 - window grill, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   DA701 ZL 692 + ZL 389 - 6 and 4 wheel vans coupled, Arden Street sidings, 14/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CN422 ZL 693, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CB391 ZL 693, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BC890 ZL 693, c1977, [oRXO]
   CJ419 ZL 695, Newport Goods Yard, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CN423 ZL 695, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CK470 ZL 698, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CK469 ZL 698 - row of 11 x ZL, 1 x CP, 3 x ZL, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CN424 ZL 699, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AF078 ZL 701 - body + 2 bodies, [oDMG]
   CB376 ZL 702, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN425 ZL 705, 1970s, [oBAU]
   DS987 ZL 706 - Tottenham Yard Terminal, Tottenham Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   AR117 ZL 709 - end/side, Wodonga, 17/1/1974, [oPJV]
   CN426 ZL 711, 1970s, [oBAU]
   B1480 ZL 713 - panel s/plank e, with ZL 725 opposite mods, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1485 ZL 713 - panelled, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1486 ZL 713 - planked end, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AS057 ZL 714 - panel sides/plank ends, Traralgon, 24/12/1978, [oPJV]
   DS826 ZL 714 - Tottenham Yard Terminal, Tottenham Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BC892 ZL 715, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   B1170 ZL 715 - OR, Tottenham Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BK618 ZL 716 - ceXp, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   BK619 ZL 716 - ceXp, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   BH235 ZL 716 - Lamp black from side lights, [oPJV]
   BH234 ZL 716 - opp side, note lamp black on side, [oPJV]
   BK614 ZL 716 - osXp, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   BK613 ZL 716 - osXq, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   BK612 ZL 716 - sXp, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   BH233 ZL 716 - sXp, 4whl #627-746, [oPJV]
   BK611 ZL 716 - sXq, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   BP485 ZL 719 - OR, DDB, Spotswood Rec Depot, 10/6/1982, [oPJV]
   CP840 ZL 719 - sXp, 1980s, [oPHD]
   B3384 ZL 720 - OR, Tottenham Yard, 18/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BK615 ZL 723, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   CN427 ZL 723, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BH223 ZL 723 - e1p, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1976, [oPJV]
   BK617 ZL 723 - veXp, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   BK616 ZL 723 - veXq, kero tail light, Tottenham Yard, 4/3/1976, [oPJV]
   B1482 ZL 725 - eXq panelled cuploa end/planked sides, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1483 ZL 725 - oeXq, panelled end, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1484 ZL 725 - panelled side under cupola, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AS058 ZL 725 - plank sides/panel ends, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1480 ZL 725 - plank sides/panel ends, with ZL 713 panel-s/plank-e, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1171 ZL 726 - OR, Tottenham Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AA361 ZL 727, [oPJV]
   BA516 ZL 727, Wodonga, 30/3/1975, [oPJV]
   AA362 ZL 727 - graffitti Boeing ... , [oPJV]
   BY102 ZL 729 - Tottenham Yard Terminal, Tottenham Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   AA366 ZL 730 - e2, [oPJV]
   AA367 ZL 730 - e2/2, [oPJV]
   BO028 ZL 730 - part view, Newport Workshops, 17/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AA363 ZL 730 - sXp, [oPJV]
   AA365 ZL 730 - sXq, [oPJV]
   AS059 ZL 731, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   AH366 ZL 731, 18/12/1995, [oRXO]
   AG804 ZL 731 - body, Tubemakers, Somerton, 18/12/1995, [oRXO]
   B9961 ZL 731 - under repair, Bendigo Workshops, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   AS060 ZL 732, Gisborne, 1975, [oPJV]
   CP841 ZL 732 - Off Reg, blurred, 1980s, [oPHD]
   AW794 ZL 733, Bairnsdale, 7/10/1967, [oPJV]
   DT122 ZL 734 - lettering: Tottenham Yard Terminal, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/9/1980, [oPJV]
   CP888 ZL 734 - Off Reg, sXp, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CQ860 ZL 734 - sXp, cupola left, Off Reg, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DF084 ZL 734 - sXp/cupola left, Off Reg, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CQ861 ZL 734 - sXq, cupola left, Off Reg, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DF085 ZL 734 - sXq/cuploa left, Off Reg, 1980s, [oPHD]
   BX740 ZL 734 - Tottenham Yard Terminal, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/9/1980, [oPJV]
   BV191 ZL 734 - Tottenham yard Terminal, Tottenham Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BQ448 ZL 734 - Tottenham Yard Terminal, Tottenham Yard, 7/12/1980, [oPJV]
   AH576 ZL 735, 1978, [oBAU]
   AF303 ZL 740, [oBXY]
   BQ253 ZL 742 - interior details/lettering, Flinders Street Yard, 26/2/1982, [oPJV]
   CP887 ZL 742 - sXp, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CQ862 ZL 742 - sXp, cuploa left, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DF086 ZL 742 - sXp/cupola left, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DE960 ZL 742 - van end/side, Tottenham Yard, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CP886 ZL 742*- brake levers to axle, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CP885 ZL 742*- van end, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CN428 ZL 743 - DDB, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN429 ZL 743 - e2p, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AS061 ZL 743 - plank sides/panel ends, Dimboola, 25/2/1978, [oPJV]
   CN430 ZL 744, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AS062 ZL 744 - plank & panel side, Dandenong, 14/7/1978, [oPJV]
   11501 ZL 745 - DDB, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BP766 ZL 745 - lettering: Tottenham Yard Terminal , Tottenham Yard, 7/12/1980, [oPJV]
   BP743 ZL 745 - OR/DDB Tottenham Yard Terminal , Tottenham Yard, 7/12/1980, [oPJV]
   CQ863 ZL 745 - repair road, Newport Workshops, 1980s, [oPHD]
   DF087 ZL 745 - van end, Newport Workshops, 1980s, [oPHD]
   BK664 ZL 746 - underframe, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1980, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'ZL  '

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

   AK148 ZL - sketch / dimensions, [oPJV]
   AK147 ZL - sketch dimensions, [oPJV]

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File c053m compiled by Peter J. Vincent.