BLX / VBBX - Bogie Boxvan


BLX

Between 1963 and 1965, the bogie boxvans coded BLF_ were modified and reclassed to BLX. This allowed them to be interchanged between broad and standard gauges via 'bogie exchange' facilities.

The number group was 23 - 151.

They were steel boxvans used for transporting most goods.

For special cement traffic twenty four vans, numbered 121 - 144, were modified, stencilled and recoded to BLF_ in 1967/1968.

This made the BLX numbers 23 - 120, 145 - 151 from this date.

BLX 120 was specially modified for cheese traffic. The van was not stencilled for the traffic and the area of traffic was not known by the author.

VBBX

In the 1979 recoding the BLX class was relettered to VBBX. One van ( BLX 113 ) was recoded to VBAX 113 by mistake. It ran several weeks until relettered.

From 1990, the vans were removed from service. From 1991, the vans were being scrapped.

Some of the van bodies were sold from the Bendigo Workshops. Some of these bodies can be found in the Yarrawonga area.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'BLX  '

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

   DN436 BLX 26 - large VR, s2, East Yard, 16/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BU847 BLX 27, Tottenham Yard, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CB406 BLX 32, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BM395 BLX 33 - s2e1, Wahgunyah, 11/5/1980, [oPJV]
   CB218 BLX 36 - e1p, Burnley, 13/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB217 BLX 36 - e1q, Burnley, 13/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DN518 BLX 36 - s2p, VR, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   B3369 BLX 37, Tottenham Yard, 18/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AI241 BLX 41, Wodonga Coal Siding, 6/4/1975, [oPJV]
   AT394 BLX 42, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CF688 BLX 47, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AV924 BLX 48 - VSX doors, Electric Crane Area, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CT723 BLX 49, Bairnsdale, 25/12/1978, [oPJV]
   DN645 BLX 50 - s2e1 clear, doors open, East Yard, 12/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CT966 BLX 53 - e2p, Appleton Dock, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CT965 BLX 53 - e2q, Appleton Dock, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CT963 BLX 53 - s2p, Appleton Dock, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CT964 BLX 53 - s2q, Appleton Dock, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CB049 BLX 55, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DN676 BLX 56 - s1e2, large VR, Spencer Street, c1976, [oRXO]
   AI242 BLX 57, Westall, 22/8/1977, [oPJV]
   DN677 BLX 57 - s1 perp, large VR, Westall, c10/1975, [oRXO]
   B2995 BLX 63, Canal Zone, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BM944 BLX 76, North Melbourne C&W, 25/2/1980, [oPJV]
   CB910 BLX 79, Wangaratta, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AO345 BLX 80 - part view, South Dynon, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BY903 BLX 81, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CM964 BLX 85 - s1e1c, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AI243 BLX 86 - SG opening, advert paint, 1970, [oPXC]
   AF881 BLX 86 - Stephens advert, North Dynon, 1970, [oPXC]
   CU675 BLX 89, Westall, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   DN712 BLX 89 - s1, East Yard, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   B1530 BLX 90, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AM307 BLX 95 - 4 lettering, part view, Geelong, 25/3/1971, [oPJV]
   DN717 BLX 95 - s1, 7 lettering, large VR, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CM965 BLX 98, Dandenong, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CG042 BLX 100, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AI239 BLX 101, Flinders Street Yard, 27/7/1978, [oPJV]
   11042 BLX 106, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CC093 BLX 108, Centre Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DN725 BLX 110 - s1e1, Port Melbourne, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BO689 BLX 117 - s2e1c, Albury, NSW, 10/5/1980, [oPJV]
   DN745 BLX 145 - s1, VR, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   Diagrams   for  'BLX  '

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

   AS473 BLX - load diagram, 1973, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'VBBX  '

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

   AI240 VBBX - 3 bodies / white, [sPJV]
   AF212 VBBX - body, Wodonga Coal Siding, [oDMG]
   AR740 VBBX - body, Wodonga Coal Siding, 1996, [sPJV]
   AR284 VBBX - body 1, 1996, [sPJV]
   AR285 VBBX - body 2, 1996, [sPJV]
   AR739 VBBX - body 2, Wodonga Coal Siding, [sPJV]
   AR286 VBBX - body 3, 1996, [sPJV]
   BN066 VBBX - body with VLCX 38R body, North Melbourne, 12/2000, [oPJV]
   BR176 VBBX 23, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   CB801 VBBX 23K, Korumburra, 7/12/1997, [oJAB]
   AU123 VBBX 23K- high Vline, Korumburra, 10/1995, [oNXB]
   AV084 VBBX 33S- VR, s1, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 26/9/1983, [oPJV]
   BK357 VBBX 34 - part view, Dandenong, 16/3/1980, [oPJV]
   AT631 VBBX 35 - s1e2, North Melbourne C&W, 10/6/1983, [oPJV]
   BI998 VBBX 39 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   AU124 VBBX 42 - body, Vline, South Dynon Loco, 10/1999, [oNXB]
   BN091 VBBX 42B- body in parts compound, South Dynon, 12/2000, [oPJV]
   BM937 VBBX 44 - s1e2, North Melbourne C&W, 25/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BP800 VBBX 45, North Melbourne C&W, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   AR291 VBBX 47, [sPJV]
   AR292 VBBX 48, [sPJV]
   BM306 VBBX 48 - s1e2, Dandenong, 20/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BN934 VBBX 49, Dandenong, 31/1/1981, [oPJV]
   AF166 VBBX 54, [oDMG]
   AU133 VBBX 54 - body, Vline, North Melbourne, 4/2000, [oNXB]
   AF167 VBBX 54 - bogie XB 1001, [oDMG]
   AU134 VBBX 55 - body, Vline; Louden St, California Gully, 4/1998, [oNXB]
   BI523 VBBX 57 - s1, Sale L/Goods chalk, Dandenong, 24/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BL617 VBBX 58 - s2, Dandenong, 5/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BI704 VBBX 59, Castlemaine, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BJ005 VBBX 60 - s1e2, Kerang chalk loadings, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BB463 VBBX 61B- Vline, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BV147 VBBX 62, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AT543 VBBX 63, 18/6/1983, [oPJV]
   BG010 VBBX 64 - s2e1, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 10/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BO684 VBBX 69 - s2e1, Albury, NSW, 10/5/1980, [oPJV]
   AU810 VBBX 72S- body, Bendigo, 4/1990, [oNXB]
   BM397 VBBX 74 - s2, Wahgunyah, 11/5/1980, [oPJV]
   CA973 VBBX 82 - s1e1, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BM546 VBBX 85 - s1e2c, Tottenham Yard, 20/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BJ000 VBBX 95 - s1e2, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BS027 VBBX 97, North Melbourne C&W, 7/1/1981, [oPJV]
   AW363 VBBX 97K- Vl, L7, s2e1, Flinders Street Yard, 21/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BG132 VBBX 98 - s1e2c, Tottenham Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BV093 VBBX 100, Woodend, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AU811 VBBX 104 - body, Elmore, 6/1996, [oNXB]
   DT307 VBBX 105, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/9/1980, [oPJV]
   BM394 VBBX 109 - s1e2c, Wahgunyah, 11/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BJ209 VBBX 112, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AW756 VBBX 113 - as VBAX 113, Centre Yard, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN307 VBBX 113 - lettered as VBAX 113, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AR287 VBBX 113 - lettered VBAX, [sPJV]
   BM248 VBBX 113 - s1e2, Tallarook, 13/6/1980, [oPJV]
   AW676 VBBX 113 - stencilled as VBAX 113, Centre Yard, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AK919 VBBX 115, Dandenong, 17/10/1981, [oPJV]
   CC297 VBBX 120, East Yard, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR290 VBBX 120, [sPJV]
   BY797 VBBX 145, Tottenham Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   AY123 VBBX 145F- Vline, s1e2, Spencer Street, 27/12/1983, [oPJV]
   AY124 VBBX 145F- Vline, s2@e1, Spencer Street, 27/12/1983, [oPJV]
   AV245 VBBX 146Y, Benalla, 18/1/2000, [oPJV]
   AV246 VBBX 146Y- Bogie/maintenance lettering, Benalla, 18/1/2000, [oPJV]
   BM695 VBBX 149 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VBBX   

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File c117m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 15/6/2007