PH - Head End Power Van


By 1984 the passenger trains in intrastate services had either self contained power supplies or were set up for Head End Power. The N and P class locomotives had HEP generators for use on these trains.

In the event of HEP sets being hauled by non-HEP locomotives, three freight vans were fitted with generator sets and suitable cables in 1984. The corrugated roofs were replaced by sheet metal. The vans were coded PH and numbered 451, 452 and 453. They were converted from VLPY 139, 140 and 142 respectively.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'PH  '

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

   AC499 PH 451 - part view/lettering, [oGTS]
   CW933 PH 452 - on shunt move, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CT545 PH 452 - part view, Spencer Street, 20/9/2002, [oPJV]
   CT546 PH 452 - part view lettering/bogie, Spencer Street, 20/9/2002, [oPJV]
   CW939 PH 452 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   AB129 PH 453, c1984, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for PH   

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File c453m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 21/11/2007