VLPY / VLPF - Bogie Mail/Baggage Van


VLPY

The VLPY code was the 1979 recoding of the _VP_ bogie louvre van used on passenger trains for mail, baggage and parcels.

By the mid 1980's, these vans were not required in passenger traffic. They were given roller bearing freight bogies and recoded VLBY with the same numbers.

Vans that operated on standard gauge ran with lettering boards with code, number and service data. Those on broad gauge had this data painted directly on the sides.

The VLPY numbers were 100 - 149.

VLPF

Two vans were reported as VLPF 100 and 126 in 1996. They were in storage at Spotswood. No other information available at 11/97.

This class was recoded to VLBY which then went to VLBF.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'VLPY  '

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

   BQ115 VLPY 89*- wrong code, should be VBPY 89, East Yard, 7/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BQ116 VLPY 89*- wrong coded VBPY 89, East Yard, 7/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BK486 VLPY 100 - SG, South Dynon, 21/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AR498 VLPY 100P, [sPJV]
   BI875 VLPY 103 - L4, large VR, no class panel, VSX roof, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   DG470 VLPY 103C- sling door, 1980s, [oDVC]
   BB891 VLPY 105 - s1e2c, Tottenham Yard, 5/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BK500 VLPY 108 - SG, on transfer bogies, South Dynon, 21/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AI522 VLPY 111 - Body, Epping, [oBXY]
   DT102 VLPY 113 - BG, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BO729 VLPY 117 - part view, North Melbourne C&W, 16/8/1982, [oPJV]
   AR499 VLPY 119, [sPJV]
   BQ375 VLPY 119 - BG, part view, Spencer Street, 27/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AW971 VLPY 119 - e1p BG, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AX008 VLPY 119 - e1q BG, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC074 VLPY 119 - e2q Y in corners, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AX092 VLPY 119 - ID, Spencer Street, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC075 VLPY 119 - s2e1 Y in corners, DO, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ092 VLPY 124, Flinders Street, 22/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BP644 VLPY 124 - part view, Spencer Street, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BQ776 VLPY 125 - (dark), North Melbourne C&W, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BJ001 VLPY 127 - part view, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   AR500 VLPY 129, [sPJV]
   BK485 VLPY 129 - SG, South Dynon, 21/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BQ090 VLPY 131, Flinders Street, 22/2/1980, [oPJV]
   DG445 VLPY 131 - VR logo, 1980s, [oDVC]
   BE167 VLPY 132 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 3/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BK487 VLPY 137 - SG, South Dynon, 21/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BG219 VLPY 139 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 14/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BK501 VLPY 140 - SG, on transfer bogies, South Dynon, 21/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AV089 VLPY 142U- VR, s1, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 26/9/1983, [oPJV]
   BH195 VLPY 143 - s2e1, Shepparton, 15/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BQ270 VLPY 144 - s1e2c, BG, North Melbourne C&W, 1/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ778 VLPY 145, North Melbourne C&W, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   DT324 VLPY 146, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BO661 VLPY 146 - part view, North Melbourne C&W, 9/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BY338 VLPY 147 - BG, steel door, Tottenham Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VLPY   
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   No diagrams found for VLPF   

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File c300m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 24/9/2007