DVE / CE / VHE - Bogie Express Guards Van


DVE

New express carriages were built from 1906 to the mid 1920's. To complement these cars new guards vans were built. The car lengths were 71' over body, the vans were only 60'.

The vans were issued as DVE 1 - 16 between 1906 and 1909.

CE

In the 1910 recoding the DVE class letters were altered to CE. DVE 1 - 16 became CE 1 - 16.

CE vans 17 to 25 were built in 1909, 26 - 32 built in 1923, 33 - 37 built 1924.

Vans 33 - 37 were built with arched roofs and fitted with four wheel bogies.

In 1930 a collision at Seymour destroyed van CE 15. A replacement van was built. This new van had an arched roof rather than the clerestory roof style fitted to the original.

These vans ran in service til the late 1980's when changed carriage working replaced older wooden cars with new steel cars and improved rostering.

VHE

In 1963 van CE 35 was modified for standard gauge service. It was reclassed to VHE 1; V=Victoria, H=NSW guards van code, E=Van type as for CE.

In 1969 the van was restored to broad gauge and relettered CE 35.

Vehicle history list

   No photos found for DVE   
   Diagrams   for  'DVE  '

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

   BF622 DVE - 1-4 JS, 1908, [sPJV]
   BF627 DVE - 5,6 (swapped for 1,2), 1908, [sPJV]
   Photos   for  'CE  '

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

   BO942 CE - 4 x bodies 8, 21, 10, 20, Newport Workshops, 6/7/1982, [oPJV]
   AW737 CE - part view arch roof, square windows, Bairnsdale, 1/1967, [oPJV]
   BD096 CE 5, Spencer Street, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   CB175 CE 6 - 1, Cobram, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB176 CE 6 - 2, Cobram, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AW885 CE 6 - part views, Bairnsdale, 9/1967, [oPJV]
   BI301 CE 7 - body, Drouin, 1/5/1983, [oPJV]
   AX093 CE 7 - fitted disc wheels ex Tait, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BO941 CE 8 - body, rubber seals, Newport Workshops, 6/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO942 CE 8 - head of CE bodies 8, 21, 10, 20, Newport Workshops, 6/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BI861 CE 8 - head of stored cars rake, Melbourne Yard, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   AW770 CE 9, Bairnsdale, 4/11/1967, [oPJV]
   BD097 CE 9, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CC267 CE 9, Spencer Street, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BG426 CE 9 - eXp, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BG428 CE 9 - eXq, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BG429 CE 9 - photo id, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BD098 CE 10, Spencer Street, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BO944 CE 10 - body, rubber seals, Newport Workshops, 6/7/1982, [oPJV]
   AI764 CE 11, Spencer Street, 11/2/1976, [oPJV]
   BB137 CE 11 - undergear removed/scrapping, Newport Workshops, 18/7/1984, [oPJV]
   BD099 CE 12, Spencer Street, c1977, [oRXO]
   BD100 CE 13 - end clear, Spencer Street, 14/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AV723 CE 13 - rubber seals/d/w, 12whls, Spencer Street, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   BF925 CE 14 - end collision damage, Newport Workshops, 1/10/1981, [oPJV]
   AI765 CE 15, Traralgon, 9/10/1976, [oPJV]
   BD101 CE 15 - arch roof, Traralgon, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BK838 CE 16 - head of cars, storage rake, Newport Workshops, 15/10/1982, [oPJV]
   BK839 CE 16 - stored, Newport Workshops, 15/10/1982, [oPJV]
   BD102 CE 18 - end clear, Spencer Street, 26/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BD103 CE 19 - end clear, Spencer Street, 18/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BD105 CE 20, Spencer Street, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BO945 CE 20 - body, rubber seals, Newport Workshops, 6/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO947 CE 20 - eXp, Newport Workshops, 8/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO946 CE 20 - eXq, Newport Workshops, 6/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO948 CE 20 - oeXq, Newport Workshops, 8/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO949 CE 20 - osX, Newport Workshops, 8/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BD106 CE 21, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BO943 CE 21 - body, rubber seals, Newport Workshops, 6/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BA201 CE 23, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BO746 CE 27 - part view, North Melbourne C&W, 16/8/1982, [oPJV]
   BD107 CE 28, Spencer Street, 14/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BB130 CE 29 - on aligned shop trucks, Newport Workshops, 18/7/1984, [oPJV]
   CM976 CE 31, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BL833 CE 31, Flinders Street Yard, 17/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BO940 CE 32 - rubber seals, Newport Workshops, 6/7/1982, [oPJV]
   AW880 CE 33 - part view, Flinders Street Yard, 16/9/1967, [oPJV]
   BO807 CE 33 - Vic / tangarine, Spencer Street, 3/9/1982, [oPJV]
   AA023 CE 34, [oMDN]
   AA863 CE 34, 1925, [oMDN]
   AI766 CE 35, Albury, NSW, 26/10/1974, [oPJV]
   BD108 CE 35 - end clear, welded, two axle bogies, Spencer Street, 15/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CG292 CE 35 - oiling chalk, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG046 CE 36 - Vinelander stencil, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AI767 CE 37, Mildura, 18/8/1976, [oPJV]
   AI346 CE 37 - welded bogie VINELANDER, [oPJV]
   B3596 CE 37 - Welded/double clasp bogie stencilled: VINELANDER, Mildura, 18/8/1976, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'CE  '

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

   AQ058 CE - 1-4, Joint Stock, 1908, [sPJV]
   AQ061 CE - 33 - 37, 1924, [sPJV]
   AS454 CE - 5, clerestory, [oPTC]
   AQ060 CE - 6 - 25, 1914, [sPJV]
   AS453 CE - clerestory roof, [oPTC]
   AQ059 CE 5, 1907, [sPJV]
   Photos   for  'VHE  '

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

   CS208 VHE 1, 1960s, [oPXC]
   No diagrams found for VHE   

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File c297m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 24/9/2007