C - Bogie Passenger Van


Passenger brakevans of this type were built as class _DD_ class from 1888 to 1893. They were numbered 1 - 44. By 1910 four more vans were added to the class from similar type vehicles in Joint Stock service.

In the 1910 recoding they were reclassed to 'C'.

By the 1950's these vehicles had run many miles and in need of replacement. They were given new underframes and the bodies were rebuilt. In some cases the body frames were retained and new exteriors applied.

From the 1900's, some of the vans were fitted with end doors and vestibule connections. These vans ran until the 1950's. When the bodies were rebuilt, the connection framework was covered over.

Some new vans were built in the 1950's. These new vans were numbered 1 - 15. The few C vans in this range were renumbered. These new vans were reclassed to _CA_ later and the history is on that page.

Another interesting feature of these vans is the 'ducket'; a small box with windows on the side to allow the guad to look down the side of the train. 'Duckets' are a later modification and for some reason were not always applied to both sides of the van. Some vans had 'duckets' fitted to both sides and some only to one side.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'C  '

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

   BI862 C - stored vans, part view, Melbourne Yard, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   DK772 C - van in Up Pass: T337-C-BPL-MT, Broadford, 8/11/1978, [oPJV]
   AD251 C - blurred, Healesville, [oBXY]
   AG138 C - end vestibules, on fan trip, 1960s, [oDVS]
   BG826 C - van on Pass, Parwan, 12/11/1975, [oPJV]
   AG147 C - with vestibule connections, 1960s, [oDVS]
   AA021 C 8, [oMDN]
   BD081 C 15 - no ducket, door right side, Spencer Street, 19/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AX156 C 16 - part view, Melbourne Yard, c1986, [oNXB]
   CB103 C 16 - rh no duckit, Flinders Street Yard, 18/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BP967 C 17 - door left, no duckit, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BD083 C 17 - part view, no duckit left, Bendigo North Workshops, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BE705 C 19 - no duckit (rhs), Flinders Street Yard, 27/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BE706 C 19 - part view (lhs), no duckit, Flinders Street Yard, 27/8/1981, [oPJV]
   DS047 C 20 - door/sq window detail, Spencer Street, 1/9/1980, [oPJV]
   CF735 C 20 - rubber windows, s2, no duckit, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BD084 C 20 - s1, no duckit, Spencer Street, 15/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BG238 C 20 - sq windows, d/left, Flinders Street Yard, 18/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BG239 C 20 - sq windows, d/left, part view, Flinders Street Yard, 18/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BG240 C 20 - sq windows, d/right, Flinders Street Yard, 18/9/1981, [oPJV]
   AI549 C 20 - sqaure frame windows, Ararat, 1/2/1979, [oPJV]
   BX850 C 20 - square windows, Spencer Street, 1/9/1980, [oPJV]
   12528 C 23 - 1958 underframe makers plate: Newport Workshops, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12525 C 23 - body, painted blue, door right, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12530 C 23 - brake gear/handbrake levers/screw rod, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12529 C 23 - cupola section, door right, no duckit, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12531 C 23 - handbrake screw rod/levers, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12527 C 23 - underframe lettering, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12532 C 23 - underframe/elec cabinet removed, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   AA447 C 24, c1976, [oPJV]
   BM163 C 24 - door left, no ducket, Newport Workshops, 9/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BD085 C 24 - s1, no duckit, Spencer Street, 19/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CM972 C 24 - s1, no duckit, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AI550 C 25, Bendigo, c1970, [oPXJ]
   AG009 C 25 - duckett one side only, Bendigo, 1968, [oPXJ]
   BH517 C 25 - rh door/no duckit, Spencer Street, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BO632 C 25 - s1 no duckit, Flinders Street Yard, 5/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BO633 C 25 - s2 duckit, Flinders Street Yard, 5/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BD086 C 28 - s2, no duckit, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AI551 C 30, Flinders Street Yard, 23/4/1976, [oPJV]
   BD087 C 30 - s2, no duckit, Spencer Street, 9/11/1976, [oRXO]
   B1470 C 32 - e1p, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1469 C 32 - e1q, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1472 C 32 - e2p, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1473 C 32 - e2q, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   12533 C 32 - ID/bogie lettering, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   12541 C 32 - painted green/green, Exford, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   B1468 C 32 - s1 no duckit, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BM467 C 32 - s1, no duckit, part view, Echuca, 11/5/1980, [oPJV]
   B1471 C 32 - s2 no duckit, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BD088 C 32 - s2, no duckit, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BM466 C 32 - s2, no duckit, Echuca, 11/5/1980, [oPJV]
   AA860 C 33, 1925, [oMDN]
   AA020 C 33, [oMDN]
   BL832 C 34 - s1, Flinders Street Yard, 17/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL831 C 34 - s2, Flinders Street Yard, 17/4/1980, [oPJV]
   CF587 C 35 - s1 no duckit, Ararat, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CC318 C 35 - s1 rh door no duckit, Ararat, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CF588 C 35 - s2 no duckit, Ararat, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AA446 C 36, c1976, [oPJV]
   DL336 C 36 - in RM set, Echuca, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BM362 C 37 - s1, duckit, Flinders Street Yard, 27/5/1980, [oPJV]
   AI554 C 37 - s2 duckit, Spencer Street, 31/7/1976, [sPJV]
   BD089 C 37 - s2, duckit, Spencer Street, 21/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BM361 C 37 - s2, duckit, Flinders Street Yard, 27/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BD090 C 40 - s2, no duckit, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BH686 C 42 - rh door/duckit, Seymour, 25/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B9972 C 42 - trails RM 64 on train, Marong, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   BH760 C 43 - in freight consist, Seymour, 25/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AC168 C 43 - steam special, 1950s, [oFXK]
   AV842 C 44 - eXq, Spencer Street, 11/2/1976, [oPJV]
   AV840 C 44 - no duckit, lh door, Spencer Street, 11/2/1976, [oPJV]
   AV841 C 44 - perp end, Spencer Street, 11/2/1976, [oPJV]
   CB144 C 48 - rh door, no duckit, Toolamba, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'C  '

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

   BF679 C - (DD) 4 dia/exDFDF/std, [sPJV]
   BF680 C - (DD) fish, [sPJV]
   11841 C - sketch, [oBAU]

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File c110m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 14/6/2007