AW - First Class Sitting Car


Between 1911 and 1927 there were 49 cars built coded AW. The number group was 1 - 40, 60 - 68. These were replacement cars for swing door stock being converted for suburban electric service.

Cars 1 - 35 were clerestory roof style. Cars 36 - 40 were arch roof style. Cars 60 - 68 were longer cars with arched roof construction.

One of the features of cars of this era construction was the 'Divided' window. This style window developed from travelling salesmans who complained about the open windows sending gusts of wind into the compartments. To overcome this problem, the railways developed the 'divided' window which allowed the upper portion of the window to open for ventilation without inducing wind gusts. Maintenance was a problem and by the late 1940's travelling salesmen had abandoned rail for the motor car. The upper portions of the windows were fixed shut.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'AW  '

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

   AI320 AW - carbody, Everton, c1994, [oPJV]
   BR940 AW 1 - part view, Newport Workshops, 2/12/1980, [oPJV]
   BD165 AW 1 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 21/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BD166 AW 2 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 21/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BC098 AW 4 - body, Newport Workshops, 14/6/1981, [oPJV]
   BM011 AW 7 - s1, Spencer Street, 24/2/1976, [oPJV]
   BD167 AW 8 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 21/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BI863 AW 9 - head of stored pass car row, Melbourne Yard, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   AU073 AW 10 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   BD168 AW 10 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   AW685 AW 11, [oMDN]
   AW942 AW 13 - part view, Newport Workshops, 7/11/1983, [oPJV]
   BD169 AW 13 - s1e1, Spencer Street, 19/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AW938 AW 13 - stripped, Newport Workshops, 7/11/1983, [oPJV]
   AA751 AW 13 - u/frame as bridge, Everton, 1994, [sPJV]
   BD170 AW 14 - s1, ramp to e2 from platform, Spencer Street, 19/8/1976, [oRXO]
   AA752 AW 15, [oPJV]
   BM014 AW 17 - s2, Spencer Street, 24/2/1976, [oPJV]
   BL721 AW 18 - s1, Bendigo Workshops, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   AA753 AW 22, [oPJV]
   AV843 AW 23 - s1, Spencer Street, 11/2/1976, [oPJV]
   BD171 AW 23 - s1, battery box, Spencer Street, 9/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BO801 AW 25 - s1e2, Newport Workshops, 2/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BD172 AW 26 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 4/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AV835 AW 26 - side 2, Spencer St, 1/2/1976, [oPJV]
   AL584 AW 29, Spencer St, 9/1968, [oPJV]
   BM878 AW 34 - s2e2c, Spencer Street, 20/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BM136 AW 37 - part view, Flinders Street Yard, 3/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BD173 AW 37 - s2e1, arch, Spencer Street, 18/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AA754 AW 39, Maldon, 1996, [sPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'AW  '

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

   BF633 AW - 1-23, 1914, [sPJV]
   AB778 AW - 64 , [oPTC]
   AB780 AW - 64 , [oPTC]

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File c062m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 23/5/2009