BH - Second Class 'Holiday' Carriage


From the mid 1890's and possibly earlier, older carriages were stored and used infrequently. Their use was generally to provide more capacity on trains at holiday times or for the make up of special excursion trains.

The addition of a letter 'H' next to the code, but not part of it, was the initial indicator with the 'H' later becoming part of the code from the 1900's. By 'indicator' I mean the code was B with 'H' an indication of traffic. This is determined by correspondence and Register entries which tend not to include the H in all reportings.

Carriages marked BH were downgraded from class _B__. For some carriages it is difficult to determine whether they were converted from carriages as B and came BH or whether the conversion was directly to BH.

The BH cars were recoded and renumbered to _YH_ in the 1910 recoding.

Vehicle history list

   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]
   No diagrams found for BH   

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File c543m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 1/3/2008