Forty guards vans were built and placed into service between 1956 and 1958. They were coded CP and numbered 1 - 40. One van was destroyed in a collision at Broadmeadows 1958.
To replace the ZJF_ vans in Joint Stock service, nine CP vans were recoded to JCP_. These vans were not required from the mid 1980's and were converted back to CP with their old numbers.
The 1984 recode for these was VVCP.
The CP vans were recoded to VVCP between 1983 and 1986. The numbers were reduced from 1987 with conversions and removal from service.
In 1987, four vans were placed into passenger train service. VVCP 6, 16, 25 and 34 were reclassed to CP 294, 292, 293 and 291 respectively. When control of these vans was passed to 'West Coast Rail', a private operator, the class was altered to PCP.
Vehicle history list
Photos for 'CP '
FileID Description................................................DN212 CP - distant/end of train/chimney smoking, Armstrong, 19/9/1980, [oPJV]CV855 CP - van on T 409 + 2 x H car pass, Spencer Street, 11/1991, [oPJV]BU214 CP - Vl, on K set, Spencer Street, c1990, [oSXH]AJ019 CP - body, Castlemaine, [sPJV]AU612 CP - on train of E cars, Newport, 12/1984, [oPJV]BH011 CP - on Up pass, Flinders Street Yard, 9/3/1976, [oPJV]BQ579 CP - part view, on rear of pass train, Flinders Street Yard, 10/10/1984, [oPJV]BD125 CP 1, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]CG113 CP 3 - s1, 4/1978, [oPJV]AJ222 CP 8 - body, Castlemaine, [oPJV]AT632 CP 8 - part view, North Melbourne C&W, 10/6/1983, [oPJV]BD126 CP 9 - s1, Spencer Street, 22/9/1976, [oRXO]BG339 CP 11, Castlemaine, 23/5/1976, [oPJV]AF568 CP 15 - body, [sPJV]B3312 CP 16, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]BP746 CP 18 - s1, in shadow, North Melbourne C&W, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]BH191 CP 20 - part view, Shepparton, 15/3/1981, [oPJV]CU465 CP 20 - s2, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]DL095 CP 22 - in train, West Footscray, 2/12/1978, [oPJV]CU464 CP 22 - s1, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]BW575 CP 23 - 1 window doors, s1, Echuca, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]BD127 CP 24 - s1, North Melbourne C&W, 17/10/1976, [oRXO]CM982 CP 24 - s2, Tottenham Yard, 1970s, [oBAU]DG458 CP 28, 1980s, [oDVC]DG459 CP 28 - bogie/makers plate (Goodwin), 1980s, [oDVC]AH384 CP 31 - body, [oRXO]DC203 CP 31 - body on factory site, Sunshine, 3/2/2003, [oPJV]DC202 CP 31 - body, behind fence, Sunshine, 3/2/2003, [oPJV]DC206 CP 31 - body, south side, behind fence, Sunshine, 3/2/2003, [oPJV]BD128 CP 33 - s2, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]BB048 CP 36 - 3 window doors, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]BB437 CP 36 - 3w doors, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]B1552 CP 39 - part view, East Yard, 3/4/1978, [oPJV]CC369 CP 39 - s1, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]BD303 CP 40 - part view, end of pass car set, Wodonga, 12/4/1975, [oPJV]AJ217 CP 40 - s1, Wodonga, 12/4/1975, [oPJV]BD300 CP 40 - s1e2q, Wodonga, 12/4/1975, [oPJV]BD287 CP 40 - s1p, Wodonga, 12/4/1975, [oPJV]AC493 CP 294 - distant view, [oGTS]
Diagrams for 'CP '
FileID Description................................................11827 CP - Baggage van, [sPJV]11846 CP - sketch, 1978, [oBAU]AW292 CP - Proposed crew quarters, 12/11/1975, [oPTC]
Photos for 'VVCP '
FileID Description................................................BR443 VVCP 3, Flinders Street Yard, 27/11/1984, [oPJV]BB051 VVCP 21 - 3 window doors, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]AX417 VVCP 22 - and cars on track, Wobbies World, 22/9/1997, [oPJV]AX424 VVCP 22M- lettering/PV dates, Wobbies World, 22/9/1997, [oPJV]AX425 VVCP 22M- site, car line, Wobbies World, 22/9/1997, [oPJV]BB438 VVCP 23, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]
No diagrams found for VVCP
File c107m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 1/6/2007