FP / VSPY Bogie Horsebox


FP

FP 7, 10, 12 and 13 were built as _FF_ vans in 1928.

These vehicles were fitted with welded steel bogies, as fitted under _C__ vans, sometime during the 1940's. Main records do not show modification dates.

With these bogies fitted, the vehicles were in passenger train service, the code not reflecting the maximum speed until 1956. In that year the vans were recoded to FP 7, 10, 12, and 13.

By 1975 only FP 7 was in service with two other FP underframes located at the main railway workshops. One of these underframes was used for replacement vehicle _HR_ 124.

VSPY

In the 1979 recoding, the vehicle FP 7 was recoded to VSPY.

By the mid 1990's, the van was in storage at Newport Workshops

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'FP  '

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

   AI373 FP - part view, Spencer St, 5/1968, [oPJV]
   AL708 FP - part view, Spencer Street, 9/1968, [oPJV]
   AL066 FP 7, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 15/12/1974, [oPJV]
   CN004 FP 7, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CK297 FP 7 - sXp, Newport Workshops, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CK299 FP 7 - sXq, Newport Workshops, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for FP   
   Photos   for  'VSPY  '

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

   BO707 VSPY 7, Newport Workshops, 6/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BP476 VSPY 7, Bendigo, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BO708 VSPY 7 - part side/lettering, Newport Workshops, 6/5/1980, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VSPY   

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File c173m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 31/7/2007