MM / MF / VSBY - Bogie Cattle Truck


MM

In 1928, twenty five bogie cattle vans were built and placed into service. They were fitted with 'barframe' bogies.

They were built with autocoupler equipment but were fitted with 'transition hooks' for compatability. They were fitted with auto-couplers 1933 and 1936.

Between 1965 and 1973, the vans were upgraded and fitted with roller bearing bogies. They were recoded MF when modified.

MF

The MF lettering remained until the 1979 recoding when they were relettered to VSBY. Between 1979 and 1983 only ten vehicles were recoded.

Those not recoded had been scrapped or removed from service.

VSBY

The vehicles recoded to VSBY were: 2 - 5, 10, 15, 20 - 22 and 25.

The vehicles were removed from service in the mid 1980's.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'MM  '

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

   AF959 MM 20, [oPXJ]
   AM999 MM 20, [oPXJ]
   No diagrams found for MM   
   Photos   for  'MF  '

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

   CB513 MF - roof detail, Rangelea, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN140 MF 1 - s2e2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AR759 MF 2 - s2p, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR756 MF 2 - s2q, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AS338 MF 3, [sPJV]
   BL229 MF 5 - r/b, s1e1, Newport Goods Yard, 19/9/1975, [oPJV]
   AQ876 MF 5 - with M, MC containers, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BD175 MF 6 - part view, Bendigo North Workshops, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CZ592 MF 6 - s2e1, L7, door open, Bendigo North Workshops, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AM877 MF 10, [sPJV]
   CB511 MF 12 - lettering OR / COND, Frezzers Siding, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BK730 MF 12 - Off Reg, cast bogies a/c off reg, Freezers, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   CB510 MF 12 - s2 OR COND, Frezzers Siding, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AM878 MF 14, [sPJV]
   CG270 MF 14 - lettering, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG271 MF 14 - s2 package bearing, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   DF040 MF 18 - part view, Melbourne Yard, c1980, [oPHD]
   CQ774 MF 18 - part view, Melbourne Yard, c1978, [sPHD]
   CB537 MF 18 - s2e2, Whites Siding, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB533 MF 19 - OR, Whites Siding, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB536 MF 23 - OR COND barframe, Whites Siding, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB535 MF 24 - OR COND, Whites Siding, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DA574 MF 25 - s2e2, 1xdisc bogie, 1 x spoke bogie, Dandenong, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for MF   
   Photos   for  'VSBY  '

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

   BL965 VSBY 10 - s2e1, horizontal lettering, Flemington, 20/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL964 VSBY 21 - s2e1c, vertical lettering, Flemington, 20/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BB436 VSBY 25U- s1e2c, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VSBY   

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File c309m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 29/9/2007