B - Fixed Wheel Second Class Carriage


The group of Second Class carriages were coded 'B'.

They were placed in service from 1858 to 1886, with a sole Second Class carriage built in 1893. From 1886 onwards, First Class carriages coded _A__ were downgraded to Second.

The introduction of bogie carriages to country service cascaded stock allowing older vehicles to be scrapped or converted to works cars.

When the railways took over some private companies some of the stock from those companies was consolidated into the fleet. This accounts for some carriages in built in 1855 when the government railways commenced running in 1858.

In the mid to late 1890s, older stock was marked with a 'H' to indicate 'Holiday' traffic; stock stored for use until busy holiday times of the year. The cars were eventually coded _BH_. In the 1910 recoding these cars were recoded to _YH_.

The B/BH group was numbered 1 - 479.

In the 1910 recoding the 'B' class was recoded to _Y__. To remove gaps in the numbers caused by conversions and scrappings, the carriages were renumbered as they were recoded.

The Y/YH group were in the 1 - 385 group.

Vehicle history list - B

   Photos   for  'B  '

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

   DE782 B - sq end, part view, coupled to AB Mallee Car, Warburton, 1920s, [oPTC]
   AU370 B - as Rowan car trailer, [sFXK]
   AU261 B - Early 1860 s cars, Flinders Street, c1880's, [sFXK]
   AU525 B - on mixed train, Ballarat, 1900s, [sFXK]
   AA016 B 2, [oMDN]
   AA853 B 2 - ex BDS, 1925, [oMDN]
   AF594 B 22, 1954, [oDXC]
   AA017 B 22, [oMDN]
   BI730 B 35 - body as bunkhouse, 7/11/1982, [oPJV]
   BI733 B 35 - body(l) with 23 WW (r), 7/11/1982, [oPJV]
   BI731 B 35 - lettering/bunkhouse numbers, 7/11/1982, [oPJV]
   AD479 B 49, [sFXK]
   AA015 B 135, [oMDN]
   Diagrams   for  'B  '

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

   BF677 B - (BB) American saloon, [sPJV]
   BF675 B - (BB) inc Sth Sub, Mallee, std, [sPJV]
   BF663 B - (BB) Pioneer 2nd, [sPJV]
   BF676 B - (BB), 59 , [sPJV]
   BF518 B - 3 x dia, [oDO4]
   BF517 B - 6 x dia, [sPJV]
   BF516 B - 6 x dia, [sPJV]
   BF515 B - 6 x diagrams, [sPJV]
   AK119 B 24, 1893, [sPJV]
   AS381 B 24 - fixed wheel, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'BH  '

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

   AI220 BH 1, Newport Workshops, 1982, [oPJV]
   BL305 BH 1 - bogie, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL309 BH 1 - bogie date 7/8/79, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL307 BH 1 - door, e1@s2, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL303 BH 1 - e2@s1 / bogie, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BI755 BH 1 - ex SAR, into Npt by mistake?, Newport Workshops, 11/11/1982, [oPJV]
   BL306 BH 1 - lettering, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL310 BH 1 - lift date BNL DW 8.86, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL308 BH 1 - s1e1, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL302 BH 1 - s1e2, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL304 BH 1 - Waybill card for transfer Npt-Spots, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BB064 BH 141 - Vline, Newport Workshops, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   AT861 BH 143 - Vline, Spencer Street, 9/1992, [oPJV]
   DH646 BH 143 - VLP, Spencer Street, 28/7/2003, [oPJV]
   AT876 BH 144 - Vline, Spencer Street, 9/1992, [oPJV]
   BB062 BH 146 - 3 car set transfer, Newport Workshops, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BB061 BH 146 - part view, Vline, transfer coupler, Newport Workshops, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   AT846 BH 146 - Vline, Spencer Street, 9/1992, [oPJV]
   BB063 BH 146 - Vline, Newport Workshops, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   DE498 BH 148 - VLP, Bacchus Marsh, 21/4/2003, [oPJV]
   AT849 BH 150 - Vline, Spencer Street, 9/1992, [oPJV]
   DJ628 BH 150 - Vline, Newport Workshops, 25/8/1984, [oPJV]
   DJ630 BH 153 - Socimi bogie, Newport Workshops, 11/10/1985, [oPJV]
   DJ629 BH 153 - Socimi bogies, long car, Newport Workshops, 11/10/1985, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'BH  '

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

   BF519 BH - 6 x dia, [oDO4]
   BF520 BH - 6 x dia/2, [oD04]
   BF521 BH - 6 x dia/3, [oD04]
   BF522 BH - 6 x dia/4, [oD04]
   BF523 BH 114, [oD04]

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File c344m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 17/10/2007