CJ / VHCA - Bogie Cement Hopper


CJ

Ninety seven gravity discharge cement hoppers were built or converted to transport cement powder from Fyansford to Melbourne.

Twelve wagons were converted from the bogie open hopper wagons purchased in 1925 coded _J__. The J wagons were used unsatisfactorily in coal, ballast and grain traffic.

In the mid 1960's the capacity for CJ wagons was raised and the modified vehicles were recoded to CJF_. As the "brake force to load" ratio was incorrect for 'F' designated vehicles, the class were recoded back to CJ.

The two most interesting wagons were CJ 16 and CJ 46. They both went into North Melbourne for conversion from CJF to CJ and were returned to traffic with swapped numbers. So CJ 16 in running during 1975 was built as CJ 46, and CJ 46 at 1975 was built as CJ 16.

The 1979 recode for these vehicles was VHCA.

CJ wagons 9, 52 and 58 were removed from service 1983 / 1985 and were not recoded.

VHCA

The CJ wagons were recoded to VHCA between 1979 and 1984.

The wagons coded to VHCA were numbers 1 - 8, 10 - 51, 53 - 57, 59 - 97.

In 1981, VHCA 83 was modified and recoded to VHLA.

Between 1984 and 1993 VHCA wagons had the top covers removed and were placed into gypsum traffic as open top hoppers.

In 1985 VHCA 48 and 64 were scrapped. Some records show VHCA still coded CJ.

VHCA 55 was sighted at Ararat painted in grey during 1996.

Types

By 1975 there were three main types of CJ:

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'CJ  '

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

   DE793 CJ - roof detail, original design, Arden Street sidings, 1950s, [oPTC]
   AF840 CJ 1, 1950, [oPTC]
   AI867 CJ 1, Newport Workshops, c1950, [oPTC]
   CM977 CJ 1 - s2, Arden Street, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AI869 CJ 3, Arden Street Sidings, 7/1975, [oPJV]
   CG144 CJ 3 - lettering/panel lugs detail, Arden Street Sidings, 25/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG121 CJ 11, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG151 CJ 13 - 3 upside down, Arden Street Sidings, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG152 CJ 13 - lettering: 3 inverted, Arden Street Sidings, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AI868 CJ 14, Arden Street Sidings, 13/5/1977, [oPJV]
   BB583 CJ 14 - part view, Tottenham Yard, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   CF554 CJ 16 - s1, Arden Street, 28/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF528 CJ 16 - s2e1, Arden Street, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BG665 CJ 19 - s2e2, Newport Workshops, 27/1/1976, [oPJV]
   B3257 CJ 22 - bogie XB 2, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B3259 CJ 22 - fitted XB 202, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   DQ664 CJ 25 - s2, Bendigo North Workshops, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BF010 CJ 28 - L4, s1e1, Newport Workshops, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   CF502 CJ 31, Arden Street, 28/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG153 CJ 31 - s2e1c, Arden Street Sidings, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG124 CJ 38 - s1e2, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   DE802 CJ 39 - s2e2, unmodified, cast bogies, Arden Street sidings, 1950s, [oPTC]
   AI870 CJ 40 - blanked side discharge outlets, Arden Street Sidings, 23/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG123 CJ 40 - discharge hopper/blank pipe details, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG122 CJ 40 - s2e1c, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   B2967 CJ 44, Arden Street, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CM978 CJ 46, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BM692 CJ 48 - s2e2, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BM693 CJ 48 - Waybill, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   CF494 CJ 49, Arden Street, 28/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CP946 CJ 51 - full length roof/cement, s1e2, Arden Street, 1960s, [oPTC]
   CP866 CJ 51 - full length roofline, Newport Workshops, 1960s, [sPHD]
   DE964 CJ 51 - part view, end, 1960s, [sPHD]
   CP947 CJ 51 - s1e2c, 1960s, [sPHD]
   CG115 CJ 52, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF551 CJ 53, North Melbourne, 27/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AI871 CJ 53, Arden Street, 18/7/1975, [oPJV]
   CM979 CJ 53 - s2, Arden Street, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CG161 CJ 54, Arden Street Sidings, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AI872 CJ 57 - original version, Castlemaine, c1968, [oPXJ]
   AF367 CJ 57 - unmodified top, [oPXJ]
   CF550 CJ 58 - lettering 8 upside down, North Melbourne, 27/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BM688 CJ 58 - s1 part view, hopper repairs/cutouts, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BM687 CJ 58 - s1e1, hopper repairs/cutouts, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   DE801 CJ 58*- part view, unmodified, Arden Street sidings, 1950s, [oPTC]
   CG114 CJ 63, 4/1978, [oPJV]
   CM980 CJ 67 - s2e2c, Arden Street, 1970s, [oBAU]
   B2976 CJ 72, Arden Street, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B2969 CJ 78, Arden Street, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF527 CJ 80 - s1, Arden Street, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   DE800 CJ 82 - lettering: ..fitted..roller bearings.. , 43 tons, Arden Street sidings, 1950s, [oPTC]
   DE799 CJ 82 - raised full length hopper roof, roller bearings, Arden Street sidings, 1950s, [oPTC]
   AI873 CJ 83, Arden Street, 7/1975, [oPJV]
   B2974 CJ 83 - lettering: two CJ 83 stencils, Arden Street, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B2973 CJ 83 - two CJ 83 lettering groups, Arden Street, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG162 CJ 84, Arden Street Sidings, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CM981 CJ 92 - s1e1, Arden Street, 1970s, [oBAU]
   Diagrams   for  'CJ  '

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

   AU687 CJ - as built, [oD26]
   AS889 CJ - diagram C-6, 4/12/1975, [oPTC]
   CP865 CJ - GA CJ1, 1949, [oPTC]
   AI866 CJ - unmodified, 1950s, [oPTC]
   AS486 CJ - unmodified, diagram C-1, cancelled, 19/7/1966, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'VHCA  '

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

   BC008 VHCA - e1 platform, handbrake, c1989, [oNXB]
   AY117 VHCA - rake at Arden St, North Melbourne, 26/12/1983, [oPJV]
   CB802 VHCA - roof hatch, North Melbourne, 11/2000, [oJAB]
   BB269 VHCA - top, Arden Street, c1988, [oNXB]
   BA342 VHCA 1Y, Riddells Creek, 6/1991, [oNXB]
   BO770 VHCA 3 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BA345 VHCA 4S, North Shore, 7/1997, [oNXB]
   BR228 VHCA 5, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BX718 VHCA 6, Arden Street Sidings, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BB276 VHCA 6N, Fyansford, 5/1995, [oNXB]
   BP792 VHCA 7 - s2e1, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   AT711 VHCA 9 + VHCA - Pilkington Glass, Dandenong, 8/1997, [oNXB]
   AT712 VHCA 9 - CJ 9 lettering only, Dandenong, 8/1997, [oNXB]
   AT688 VHCA 9 - cut down; Greens Rd, Pilkington Glass, Dandenong, 8/1997, [oNXB]
   AT713 VHCA 9 - Pilkington Glass, Dandenong, 8/1997, [oNXB]
   BO772 VHCA 10 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   CB803 VHCA 10N- part view, North Melbourne, 11/2000, [oJAB]
   BB276 VHCA 10N- part view, end, Fyansford, 5/1995, [oNXB]
   BB176 VHCA 10N- s1, Geelong Cement sign, Arden Street Sidings, c1988, [oNXB]
   BB178 VHCA 10N- s2e2, Geelong Cement sign, Arden Street Sidings, 2/1994, [oNXB]
   BB177 VHCA 10N- top view, along VHCA rake, Arden Street Sidings, c1988, [oNXB]
   DT098 VHCA 12, North Geelong Yard, 31/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BP077 VHCA 13 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BV784 VHCA 15, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BV778 VHCA 15 - hopper/vibrator pad, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BV768 VHCA 15 - lettering/bogie XB 800, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BY801 VHCA 17, Arden Street, 7/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BB726 VHCA 20 - s1e2, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BA345 VHCA 21H- part view, North Shore, 7/1997, [oNXB]
   BB175 VHCA 22Q- distant view, s2e1, North Melbourne, c1987, [oNXB]
   BY264 VHCA 23, North Geelong Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BD896 VHCA 25 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BD895 VHCA 26G- s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BB174 VHCA 31P- s1e2, mod doors, Fyansford, 7/1994, [oNXB]
   BB173 VHCA 31P- s2e1, mod doors, Geelong, 1/1992, [oNXB]
   BD894 VHCA 32 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BV144 VHCA 33, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BB174 VHCA 33K- part view s1e2, Fyansford, 7/1994, [oNXB]
   BF849 VHCA 35 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BY548 VHCA 39, Arden Street, 7/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BB173 VHCA 39 - part view, e1, Geelong, 1/1992, [oNXB]
   BB277 VHCA 41 - top removed, cast bogies, at ACI Pilk., Dandenong, 8/1997, [oNXB]
   BB266 VHCA 43S, Geelong, c1988, [oNXB]
   CB804 VHCA 44E- from height, s2e1, deck, North Melbourne, 22/11/2000, [oJAB]
   BF851 VHCA 45 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BD904 VHCA 45N- s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   CB805 VHCA 49D- s2e1, Fyansford, 7/1996, [oJAB]
   BR182 VHCA 50, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BB267 VHCA 51X- s2, top removed, Newport Workshops, 1984, [oNXB]
   BF850 VHCA 53 - s1e1, ex J, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BB755 VHCA 54 - s2e1, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AI508 VHCA 55 - Vline, [oBXY]
   DS194 VHCA 57, Arden Street, 7/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BB724 VHCA 60 - s1e2, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BB795 VHCA 60 - s1e2, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BR229 VHCA 65, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BD905 VHCA 68 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BA342 VHCA 68K- part view, Riddells Creek, 6/1991, [oNXB]
   BD906 VHCA 72 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BB728 VHCA 74 - s1e2, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BB725 VHCA 75 - s2e1, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AW995 VHCA 78 - s1, Arden St, 10/6/1983, [oPJV]
   BP791 VHCA 79 - s1e2, Arden Street, 3/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BO771 VHCA 79 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BP081 VHCA 82 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BB268 VHCA 82S- s2, top removed, Newport, c1984, [oNXB]
   BO773 VHCA 84 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BY239 VHCA 85 - s2e1c, Arden Street, 7/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BO774 VHCA 87 - s1e2, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BD893 VHCA 90X- s2e1, Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BW086 VHCA 91, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BY136 VHCA 93, North Geelong Yard, 31/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BB727 VHCA 93 - s2e1, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VHCA   

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File c108m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 1/6/2007