MBK / MBY - Motorail Transport


MBK

For the Melbourne to Sydney 'Southern Aurora' train service several car carrying wagons were converted for Motorail use. The Motorail service allowed passengers to travel on the train and take their car as well.

The vehicles were coded MBK and were numbered 2951 to 2595. They were converted from NSWR 'BKX' car transports in 1975.

MBY

In 1978/1979 the vehicles were fitted with high speed bogies and recoded to MBY. The numbers were retained.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'MBK  '

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

   BM887 MBK 2592 - s1e2, ldd cars, MOTORAIL for Sthn Aurora, Spencer Street, 20/1/1976, [oPJV]
   BM886 MBK 2595 - s1e2, ldd cars, MOTORAIL for Sthn Aurora, Spencer Street, 20/1/1976, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for MBK   
   Photos   for  'MBY  '

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

   BQ483 MBY 2591 - ldd cars, Spencer Street, 27/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ632 MBY 2592 - ldd, Spencer Street, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ647 MBY 2592 - lettering panel/NSW logo, Spencer Street, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ488 MBY 2593 - ldd cars, Spencer Street, 27/4/1979, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for MBY   

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File c427m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 14/11/2007