ZLP / VVBP - Bogie Brakevan


ZLP

These vans were interchangeable between passenger and freight work. Their main use was freight, with the ability to run on extra passenger trains as required.

The vans were recoded from the 1961 _ZF_ freight brakevans when bogies from _BP_ boxvans were swapped. The ZLP code letters indicate Z: brakevan, L: lavatory fitted, P: passenger speed, 70mph/115km/hr.

The number group was 1 to 80.

In 1968, ZLP 32 was fitted with a power generator set for supplying electricity to the "Showmobile" train.

A small group of vans were coded ZJF_ . These were vans in joint service on fast freight trains between Victoria and South Australia.

The 1984 code for ZLP was VVBP.

VVBP

Between 1983 and 1985 many vans were recoded.

From 1984, some of these vans began to be removed from service. Van bodies can occasionally be seen in paddocks.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'ZLP  '

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

   AK508 ZLP - vans in storage: ZL, ZF, ZLP, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   B3252 ZLP - Airline brake test, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BY544 ZLP - (VVBP) on bogie wheat block, Korong Vale, 9/6/1985, [oPJV]
   BY157 ZLP - (VVBP) on wheat bogies, Korong Vale, 9/6/1985, [oPJV]
   BY704 ZLP - part view, graffitti Cuddles ... Croat , North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CA917 ZLP 1 - part view, Echuca, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN434 ZLP 1 - roof view, s2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   B3256 ZLP 4, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CN437 ZLP 4 - s1, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CY964 ZLP 5 - door detail/twin windows, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   DC028 ZLP 5 - s1p, twin door windows, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CY963 ZLP 5 - s1q, twin door windows, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BM933 ZLP 5 - s2, repair chalk notes, North Melbourne C&W, 25/2/1980, [oPJV]
   CN432 ZLP 6 - s2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BK236 ZLP 8 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 4/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CN433 ZLP 9 - s2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AO232 ZLP 11, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AS066 ZLP 14, Caulfield, c1975, [oPJV]
   BT544 ZLP 15, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CA983 ZLP 16, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CA984 ZLP 16 - water fill, lettering TC 4.79, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CU713 ZLP 19 - s1, Arden Street, 11/1/1979, [oPJV]
   AV822 ZLP 21, Spencer Street, 1/2/1976, [oPJV]
   AS067 ZLP 21 - two windows/door, Spencer Street, c1976, [oPJV]
   DC339 ZLP 22, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CN435 ZLP 23, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BC893 ZLP 23 - s1, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DG452 ZLP 24, 1980s, [oDVC]
   AU921 ZLP 25 - part view, Flinders Street Yard, 24/9/1983, [oPJV]
   BC894 ZLP 26 - part view, Bendigo, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   B1591 ZLP 27, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU370 ZLP 27 - s2, Flinders Street Yard, 17/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CN436 ZLP 28, 1970s, [oBAU]
   DS929 ZLP 31, Newport Workshops, 4/5/1979, [oPJV]
   AV932 ZLP 32 - 1 window/door, Ararat, 27/2/1977, [oPJV]
   AL670 ZLP 32 - Generator van/working on Showmobile, Spencer Street, 9/1968, [oPJV]
   11503 ZLP 32 - part view, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AS068 ZLP 32 - Temporary power van/Show Train, Spencer Street, 1968, [oPJV]
   CV899 ZLP 33 - s2, Melbourne Yard, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   11132 ZLP 34 - s1, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AX057 ZLP 35 - part view, Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   CV900 ZLP 35 - s2, Melbourne Yard, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   AC612 ZLP 39 - s1 e(a), Flinders Street Yard, 16/10/1981, [oPJV]
   AC613 ZLP 39 - s1 e(b), Flinders Street Yard, 16/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BY194 ZLP 40, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BI251 ZLP 42, West Tower, 22/11/1981, [oPJV]
   CN438 ZLP 42 - s1, 1970s, [oBAU]
   DU224 ZLP 43 - s1, Dandenong, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BP681 ZLP 47 - s1, Flinders Street Yard, 2/3/1980, [oPJV]
   CF589 ZLP 47 - s1, Ararat, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BF006 ZLP 48 - s1e1, Newport Workshops, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BJ010 ZLP 50 - s1, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   CB377 ZLP 50 - s2, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BI883 ZLP 52 - part roof/side, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BI882 ZLP 52 - roof, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   CB392 ZLP 53 - s1, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BX899 ZLP 55, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 7/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AV136 ZLP 56, Flinders Street Yard, 1/10/1983, [oPJV]
   CU413 ZLP 59, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CK477 ZLP 60, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BC895 ZLP 62 - s1, Woodend, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CV896 ZLP 63, Melbourne Yard, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BR200 ZLP 64, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BF982 ZLP 65 - OK lettering, Flinders Street Yard, 30/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BY140 ZLP 66, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BF007 ZLP 69 - s1e1, Newport Workshops, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BC896 ZLP 69 - s2, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 17/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CA972 ZLP 70, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AY047 ZLP 71 - part view, Dandenong, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   BC295 ZLP 71 - part view, Dandenong, 30/1/1976, [oRXO]
   BC898 ZLP 71 - part view, Dandenong, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   CV898 ZLP 71 - s1, Melbourne Yard, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   AO219 ZLP 76, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1668 ZLP 77, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BC897 ZLP 77 - s1, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   No diagrams found for ZLP   
   Photos   for  'VVBP  '

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

   BB235 VVBP 2, Spotswood, 18/7/1984, [oPJV]
   BB440 VVBP 10 - s1e2, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BB047 VVBP 17 - s1, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BB050 VVBP 18 - s2, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BT101 VVBP 20 - s2, Flinders Street Yard, 12/1984, [oPJV]
   BB439 VVBP 36 - s1e2, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BO130 VVBP 47, Broadmeadows, 15/10/1984, [oPJV]
   BH373 VVBP 47 - lettering, painted, 1984, [oPJV]
   BH360 VVBP 47 - s1, [oPJV]
   BT190 VVBP 51, Newport Workshops, 12/1984, [oPJV]
   AF739 VVBP 51 - body, Menzies Creek, [oGRE]
   BB049 VVBP 59 - s2, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   AW382 VVBP 61 - s1, North Melbourne C&W, 21/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BE228 VVBP 63, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   AX260 VVBP 79, North Melbourne C&W, 18/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AX262 VVBP 79 - builders plate, North Melbourne C&W, 18/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AX261 VVBP 79 - class letters, North Melbourne C&W, 18/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AY096 VVBP 79 - s1e2, Jolimont Workshops, 26/12/1983, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VVBP   

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File c054m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 13/4/2007