In the 1979 recoding, the _BP_ class of baggage vans was relettered to VBPY. The 'PY' was the passenger speed ( 70mph/115km/hr ) and bogie type indicator.
At 1979 there were 22 No. BP vans. These were: 3, 6, 8, 11, 20, 27, 37, 41, 52, 54, 56, 64, 66, 68, 74, 81, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96 and 97. These vans were recoded between 1979 and 1981.
In 1981 one van was restored to freight service. VBPY 6 became VBAY 79.
With the introduction of new Head End Power (HEP) train sets and altered passenger train running and a more competitive parcels service, more parcels vans were required.
In 1982/1983 nine freight vans were fitted with passenger bogies and classed VBPY. The vans were numbered VBPY 112 - 120. They had been converted from the VBAY class.
In 1984, three vans were fitted with HEP connections and recoded to _DH_.
Between 1983 and 1984 the vans were reclassed to _D__. They were numbered D 301 - 331, 333 - 335, 337, 339.
Vehicle history list
Photos for 'VBPY '
FileID Description................................................BO625 VBPY 3 - s1e1c, Flinders Street Yard, 30/4/1980, [oPJV]DS135 VBPY 6, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]BE131 VBPY 6 - s2e1c, Newport Workshops, 17/8/1981, [oPJV]BP813 VBPY 8, North Melbourne C&W, 6/2/1980, [oPJV]BM142 VBPY 20 - s2, doors open, Dandenong, 3/6/1980, [oPJV]BO729 VBPY 27 - s1e2c, L4, North Melbourne C&W, 16/8/1982, [oPJV]BI606 VBPY 52 - s2e1, Flinders Street Yard, 9/10/1981, [oPJV]BI093 VBPY 56P- check letter ID, 4 , North Melbourne C&W Shops, 8/8/1983, [oPJV]AV087 VBPY 64F- lettering only, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 26/9/1983, [oPJV]AV088 VBPY 64F- VR, s1, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 26/9/1983, [oPJV]BO139 VBPY 66, East Yard, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]BB128 VBPY 68S- s2, vic, Newport Workshops, 18/7/1984, [oPJV]BB085 VBPY 81R- s2, vic, Spencer Street, 19/6/1984, [oPJV]BB460 VBPY 81R- s2e1, Vic, North Melbourne C&W, 20/8/1984, [oPJV]BQ115 VBPY 89 - coded as VLPY 89, East Yard, 7/2/1980, [oPJV]BQ116 VBPY 89 - lettering, wrong code VLPY 89, East Yard, 7/2/1980, [oPJV]BN921 VBPY 89 - s1e2c, Dandenong, 31/1/1981, [oPJV]BO728 VBPY 89 - s2e1c, vic, North Melbourne C&W, 16/8/1982, [oPJV]BS030 VBPY 97 - part view, flat panel end, North Melbourne C&W, 7/1/1981, [oPJV]BB129 VBPY 97K- s1e2, VR, Newport Workshops, 18/7/1984, [oPJV]AW644 VBPY 114 - Vic, Spencer Street, 13/10/1983, [oPJV]BQ670 VBPY 115E- lettering panel, North Melbourne C&W, 7/11/1984, [oPJV]BQ669 VBPY 115E- vic, North Melbourne C&W, 7/11/1984, [oPJV]AW633 VBPY 116 - Vic, Spencer Street, 13/10/1983, [oPJV]
No diagrams found for VBPY
File c478m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 25/11/2007