ALF / ALP - Motorail service


ALF

To provide a MotoRail service on the "Overland" between Melbourne and Adelaide, an ALX_ wagon was fitted with test 'aligned' bogies.

ALX 46 was used for the trials and was recoded to ALF 46. The trials lasted about a fortnight during 1978.

ALP

Two wagons were used in the Motorail service on the 'Overland' train between Melbourne and Adelaide.

ALF 46 was subsequently recoded to ALP 46. ALX 58 was fitted with high speed bogies as well and recoded ALP 58.

In the 1979 recoding the ALP class was altered to VMPY.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'ALF  '

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

   AA588 ALF 46, Spencer Street, c1978, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for ALF   
   Photos   for  'ALP  '

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

   BA202 ALP 46 - e2p, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BA203 ALP 46 - e2q / lettering, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BA204 ALP 46 - handbrake ID, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC063 ALP 46 - ID/lettering, Spencer Street, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ656 ALP 46 - ldd, Spencer Street, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC062 ALP 46 - mt, at platform, Spencer Street, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ659 ALP 46 - profile s1@e2 bogie/lettering, Spencer Street, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AA590 ALP 58, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for ALP   

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File c061m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 16/4/2007