VPAX / VPBX / VPCX - Air Discharge Cement Hopper

VPCX

In the 1979 recoding, the _JX_ wagons ( numbers 1 to 108 ) were reclassed to VPCX.

VPCX 109 to 158 were built new during 1981/1982.

Traffic originated from a cement plant at Fyansford, near Geelong. Melbourne was a major destination. Cement powder was also transported from Fyansford for the construction of the new Parliament House at Canberra.

The 'Blue Circle' cement group built a holding depot at Somerton. This allowed for road distribution in the northern area. It had been anticipated that cement powder from offshore sources would ultimately be purchased; by ship to Sydney, then rail to Somerton.

To segregate the different air pressure discharge groups, the class was split into three groups. About 1992, the group 59 - 108 began being relettered VPAX. In 1996, the group 109 - 158 began being reclassed VPBX.

VPAX

From 1992 the VPCX wagons numbered 59 - 108 were being relettered to VPAX.

VPBX

From 1996 the VPCX wagons numbered 109 - 158 were being relettered VPBX.

Vehicle history list - VPAX

Vehicle history list - VPBX

Vehicle history list - VPCX

   Photos   for  'VPAX  '

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

   AV390 VPAX 82F- Vline, Tottenham, 14/1/2000, [oPJV]
   AI507 VPAX 91E, [oBXY]
   AI506 VPAX 91E- lettering, 1994, [oBXY]
   AV391 VPAX 94X- large VR, Tottenham, 14/1/2000, [oPJV]
   CB808 VPAX 94X- s2e2, VR, Waurn Ponds, 21/3/1990, [oJAB]
   AV262 VPAX 94X- VR logo, Wodonga Coal Siding, 19/1/2000, [oPJV]
   AI513 VPAX 106, [oBXY]
   No diagrams found for VPAX   
   No photos found for VPBX   
   No diagrams found for VPBX   
   Photos   for  'VPCX  '

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

   BI592 VPCX - #1, no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI590 VPCX - #10, no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI593 VPCX - #12, no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI585 VPCX - #15, no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI586 VPCX - #16, no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI584 VPCX - #18, no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI588 VPCX - #8, no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI589 VPCX - #9, no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI587 VPCX - no lettering, shell only, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI594 VPCX - Rake of 12 shells/red/no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI591 VPCX - Rake of 5 shells/red/no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BI583 VPCX - Rake of 7 shells/red/no lettering, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   BV151 VPCX 1, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BY323 VPCX 2, North Geelong Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BV054 VPCX 3, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BB518 VPCX 3 - s1e1, Miner h/brake, Tottenham Yard, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BB521 VPCX 3 - s1e2, Tottenham Yard, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BB527 VPCX 6 - s2e1, Tottenham Yard, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BR194 VPCX 8, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BM696 VPCX 11 - s1e2, 1 pipe, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   DG473 VPCX 11P- Vline, s2e1, 1980s, [oDVC]
   BG052 VPCX 12 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BB519 VPCX 13 - s1e2, ratchet h/b, Tottenham Yard, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BX853 VPCX 14, North Geelong Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BR199 VPCX 16, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BJ210 VPCX 16, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BB944 VPCX 16 - part view, Tottenham Yard, 5/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BR197 VPCX 23, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BV056 VPCX 26, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BU975 VPCX 28, Bendigo, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BL772 VPCX 29 - s1e2, Echuca, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL177 VPCX 31 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BB789 VPCX 31 - s2e1, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BD898 VPCX 32 - s1e2c, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BB944 VPCX 41 - s1e2, Tottenham Yard, 5/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BN943 VPCX 42, Tottenham Yard, 1/2/1981, [oPJV]
   BE220 VPCX 47B- s2e1, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BN944 VPCX 48 - s1e2c, Tottenham Yard, 1/2/1981, [oPJV]
   BK706 VPCX 49 - s1, Bendigo, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BJ215 VPCX 50, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BV081 VPCX 51, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BV149 VPCX 52, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BL170 VPCX 53 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   AV261 VPCX 53 - part view, no logo, Wodonga Coal Siding, 19/1/2000, [oPJV]
   BB522 VPCX 54 - s2e1, Tottenham Yard, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BQ280 VPCX 55 - s1e2, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BM386 VPCX 61 - s2e1c, Wodonga Coal Siding, 10/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BL177 VPCX 64 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BI250 VPCX 68 - s1e2c, Swanston Dock, 22/11/1981, [oPJV]
   BG018 VPCX 69 - s1e2, Tottenham Yard, 13/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BR196 VPCX 70, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BM201 VPCX 71 - s2e1c, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BD472 VPCX 72 - s2e1, Flinders Street Yard, 7/1981, [oPJV]
   BR198 VPCX 73, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BL774 VPCX 74 - s1e2, Echuca, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   AL518 VPCX 80, [oGRE]
   BD899 VPCX 80Q- s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   AF040 VPCX 86, [oDMG]
   BB523 VPCX 87 - s1e2, Tottenham Yard, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BV675 VPCX 88 - lettering/bogie XC 16829, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BV672 VPCX 88 - s2, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BD943 VPCX 89F- s1e2, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BD473 VPCX 90 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 7/1981, [oPJV]
   BV150 VPCX 91, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BD901 VPCX 92T- s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BQ277 VPCX 104 - s1e2c, Pakenham, 4/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BP064 VPCX 108 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BI167 VPCX 109, Dandenong, 16/11/1981, [oPJV]
   BI168 VPCX 109 - lettering / bogie, Dandenong, 16/11/1981, [oPJV]
   BI169 VPCX 109 - s1p, Dandenong, 16/11/1981, [oPJV]
   BD900 VPCX 114D- s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BD902 VPCX 115M- s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BD944 VPCX 116V- s1e2, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BB210 VPCX 117H- s2e1, Lilydale, 13/7/1984, [oPJV]
   BQ285 VPCX 119 - discharge gear/lettering, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ283 VPCX 119 - discharge instructions, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ282 VPCX 119 - discharge valves, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ290 VPCX 119 - e1 deck, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ287 VPCX 119 - e1p, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ286 VPCX 119 - e1q, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ292 VPCX 119 - e2 deck, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ288 VPCX 119 - mesh deck/top, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ281 VPCX 119 - s1e2c, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ284 VPCX 119 - s1p, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BQ291 VPCX 119 - top fill hatch, Lilydale, 6/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BD889 VPCX 120V- s2e1, Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BE224 VPCX 126G- s2e1, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BD942 VPCX 129K- s1e2, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BE222 VPCX 131P- s1e2, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BO765 VPCX 132 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BN882 VPCX 132 - s1e2, Flinders Street, 11/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BM698 VPCX 134 - s1e1, 1 pipe, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   AR574 VPCX 135, [sPJV]
   BJ009 VPCX 136 - s2e1, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BP970 VPCX 137 - s1e2, Pakenham, 2/4/1982, [oPJV]
   AR575 VPCX 137 - Vline, Somerton, 12/1994, [oPJV]
   BM697 VPCX 138 - s1e2, 1 pipe, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BO766 VPCX 143 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BD897 VPCX 149D- s2e1, 2 lettering, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   AR576 VPCX 153, 1994, [sPJV]
   BD903 VPCX 154M- s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BO764 VPCX 158 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VPCX   

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File c092m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 5/5/2007