VBCW - 'Ford' Boxvan


The vans VBCW 1 to 40 were recoded from BFW_ vans between 1979 and 1982. They were in the car parts transfer traffic between Geelong and the 'Ford' assembly plant at Campbellfield. The trains were usually 9 - 10 these bogie vans long. These trains stopped running in the late 1980's.

Some vans were used in general freight traffic. As freight traffic decreased they were placed into storage. A few vans were placed at stations for demurrage purposes.

By the mid 1990's the vans were in storage and by 1996 most had been cut for scrap with underframe sections salvaged to repair other stock. Some bodies may be found for sale in the Wangaratta area as at Feb 1997.

On an interesting note, the 'Ford' traffic continues on road, run by a few 'B-double' tautliner trucks in shuttle service between Geelong and Campbellfield.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'VBCW  '

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

   DE521 VBCW - end sills in scrap pile (?), Ballarat Workshops, 21/4/2003, [oPJV]
   AR293 VBCW - rusted roof, [sPJV]
   AK646 VBCW - truck move - 1, body, [sPJV]
   AK647 VBCW - truck move - 2, body, [sPJV]
   AK648 VBCW - truck move - 3, body, [sPJV]
   AW283 VBCW 1V- Vl, s2, Bendigo, 2/1993, [oNXB]
   BK449 VBCW 4 - VR, Ford sign, Laverton, 16/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AW284 VBCW 4C- Vl, Newport Workshops, 3/1990, [oNXB]
   AW479 VBCW 5L- Vl, no bogies, on ground with u/frame, body, North Melbourne C&W, 7/1990, [oNXB]
   BP179 VBCW 6 - s2, North Melbourne C&W, 1/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BP109 VBCW 10 - s2e1 FORD, North Melbourne C&W, 16/8/1982, [oPJV]
   AR294 VBCW 11, 1996, [sPJV]
   AR295 VBCW 11 - lettering, [sPJV]
   BP178 VBCW 11 - s2, North Melbourne C&W, 1/7/1982, [oPJV]
   AR297 VBCW 13, [sPJV]
   AR296 VBCW 13, [sPJV]
   AR298 VBCW 15, 1996, [sPJV]
   BP108 VBCW 21 - s2e1 FORD, North Melbourne C&W, 16/8/1982, [oPJV]
   AT013 VBCW 25 - part view Vl, lettering, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AW986 VBCW 25 - part view, Vline lettering, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AW987 VBCW 25 - Vline lettering, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AF187 VBCW 28 - body, Yarrawonga, [oDMG]
   AF189 VBCW 28 - body - 2, [oDMG]
   AF184 VBCW 28 - end / body, [oDMG]
   BP177 VBCW 28 - s2e1, North Melbourne C&W, 1/7/1982, [oPJV]
   AW284 VBCW 29 - part view, Newport Workshops, 3/1990, [oNXB]
   BP110 VBCW 29 - s2e1 FORD, North Melbourne C&W, 16/8/1982, [oPJV]
   AX211 VBCW 34D- part view, North Melbourne, 10/1998, [oNXB]
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File c082m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 28/4/2007