BZ - Second Class Sitting


The 'Z' group of steel welded cars were introduced in the late 1950's in a railway rehabilitation programme.

Between 1957 and 1960 twelve cars entered service: BZ 1 - 12.

During the construction of BZ 13, the partially completed shell caught fire. The shell was rebuilt but in the ensuing time, there were BZ car conversion to standard guage ( SG ) services. The car entered service as VFK_ 5.

For SG service, four BZ cars were reclassed VFK 1 - 4 in 1961.

In the 1980's, the renumbering scheme placed the VFK numbers into the '270' range: VFK 1 became VFK 271, etc.

In the early 1990's all the standard guage cars were replaced to broad gauge; replaced by the XPT train sets.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'BZ  '

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

   BO825 BZ 1 - end profile, North Melbourne C&W, 14/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO972 BZ 1 - vic East end, North Melbourne C&W, 14/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO973 BZ 1 - vic West end, North Melbourne C&W, 14/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO822 BZ 1 - west end lettering, North Melbourne C&W, 14/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO823 BZ 1 - weXp, North Melbourne C&W, 14/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO824 BZ 1 - weXq, North Melbourne C&W, 14/7/1982, [oPJV]
   CG064 BZ 2 - ID, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG049 BZ 2 - s2, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF538 BZ 3 - SG, South Dynon, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BD133 BZ 4 - gen side, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BO913 BZ 5 - eXp, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO911 BZ 5 - eXq, phone plug, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO914 BZ 5 - ID, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1982, [oPJV]
   BO912 BZ 5 - profile / end, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1982, [oPJV]
   CG065 BZ 6 - ID, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG048 BZ 6 - s1, Mildura, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AI526 BZ 7, Spencer Street, c1975, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'BZ  '

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

   AS860 BZ - 1,2: diagram B-1, 1971, [oPTC]
   AS865 BZ - 3, diagram B-3, 1971, [oPTC]
   AS864 BZ - 4 - 7, diagram B-2, 1971, [oPTC]

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File c329m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 10/10/2007