FX / VPFX - Bogie Flour Hopper


FX

In the late 1960's when the _JX_ construction was underway, two wagons were built as FX wagons with four flour hoppers. Later construction of fifteen wagons gave the class a number group of 1 - 17. The wagons were to be coded 'CFX' but entered service with the FX code letters.

The main area of traffic was from the Bunge Flour Mills at Albury to the discharge point at Williamstown Pier. Another was from the Bridgewater Flour mill to Melbourne.

VPFX

In the 1979 recoding, the class letters were altered to VPFX.

By the late 1990's, the vehicles were out of service.

VPLX

In the mid 1990s, at least one flour wagon was converted for use as a loco sand transport, coded VPLX

Types

There was one main design for the body, with two styles of piping for discharge gear. Early style had a set of three pipes and slots for the pipes to run. Hoppers built later featured a single pipe on one side. The early style were later modified to single pipe configuration.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'FX  '

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

   DS303 FX - rake of 8 FX wagons, Williamstown Pier, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CN006 FX 1 - silver/VR/1 pipe mod, Williamstown Pier, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AL167 FX 1 - VR, silver, Williamstown Pier, 30/6/1975, [oPJV]
   AL168 FX 1 - VR, silver, Newport, 1/6/1978, [oPJV]
   DS158 FX 2 - e2p, Williamstown Pier, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BY585 FX 2 - e2q, Williamstown Pier, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BY201 FX 2 - VR, Williamstown Pier, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AL175 FX 3 - Bunge white/black lettering, Williamstown Pier, 30/6/1975, [oPJV]
   CZ205 FX 3 - s1e2, twin pipes, Westall, 10/4/1976, [oRXO]
   AL178 FX 5 - VR/silver, Albury, NSW, 25/3/1975, [oPJV]
   AL179 FX 6, Williamstown Pier, 26/8/1978, [oPJV]
   CJ687 FX 6 - s1q, Newport Goods Yard, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AL180 FX 7 - Bunge/thin lettering, Albury, NSW, 1/1/1975, [oPJV]
   CZ263 FX 7 - s1, silver/VR, 4 x gashes on tanks, Williamstown Pier, 20/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AL181 FX 7 - VR/hammer pads/silver, Albury, NSW, 4/1975, [oPJV]
   CZ282 FX 8 - s1e2, Waterwheel logo under VR scheme, Westall, 31/10/1976, [oRXO]
   DU271 FX 8 - s1p, Westall, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   DU270 FX 8 - s1q,bogie with spoked wheels, silver/VR, Westall, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   DU279 FX 8 - s2e1, Westall, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CZ273 FX 8 - s2e2c, light/VR, Ballarat North, 2/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AL182 FX 8 - Waterwheel Flour, Westall, 22/7/1975, [oPJV]
   AL184 FX 9 - KMM, O-So-Lite, Westall, 8/5/1977, [oPJV]
   AL183 FX 9 - White/Kimptons red/blue lettering, Kensington, 21/11/1974, [oPJV]
   DU284 FX 11 - s1e2, Westall, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CN007 FX 11 - s1e2c, silver/VR, with FJ, Westall, 1970s, [oBAU]
   DU266 FX 11 - s2e1, Westall, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   DU264 FX 11 - s2e2 silver/VR, Westall, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   DU265 FX 11 - s2p, Westall, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CZ308 FX 11 - VR, silver, s2, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CY955 FX 12 - s1e1, silver/VR/hammer pads, Melbourne Yard, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CY956 FX 12 - s2, Melbourne Yard, 2/7/1976, [oPJV]
   CJ635 FX 14 - e1p, Newport Goods Yard, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CJ492 FX 14 - e1q, Newport Goods Yard, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CJ637 FX 14 - s1e2, Newport Goods Yard, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ347 FX 14 - silver, VR, s1e2, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   AL169 FX 14 - White/Bunge Bulk Flour, Williamstown Pier, 7/1975, [oPJV]
   AL172 FX 16 - medium VR, grey, Wodonga, 5/3/1975, [oPJV]
   CJ647 FX 16 - s1p, single pipe mod, Newport Goods Yard, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ373 FX 16 - s2e1, VR, silver, Westall, 30/1/1977, [oRXO]
   CB872 FX 16 - VR, s2e1, Albury, NSW, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ393 FX 17 - s1e2, VR, Williamstown Pier, 20/11/1976, [oRXO]
   Diagrams   for  'FX  '

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

   AS759 FX - 1 - 6, diagram F-1, 11/12/1969, [oPTC]
   AS891 FX - Flour, diagram F-4, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'VPFX  '

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

   DS261 VPFX 2, Williamstown Pier, 16/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BL463 VPFX 2 - VR, s1e2, Williamstown Pier, 18/3/1980, [oPJV]
   DT339 VPFX 3, Williamstown Pier, 16/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BL478 VPFX 3 - VR, s2e1, Williamstown Pier, 18/3/1980, [oPJV]
   BK779 VPFX 4, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AT010 VPFX 4 - part view, Vl lettering, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AX023 VPFX 4 - part view, Vline, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AX024 VPFX 4 - s1e2, Vline, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AX006 VPFX 4 - Vline, s1e1, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   BY220 VPFX 5, Williamstown Pier, 16/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BR884 VPFX 6 - s2e1, VR, Williamstown Pier, 7/12/1980, [oPJV]
   BL462 VPFX 6 - VR, s1e2, Williamstown Pier, 18/3/1980, [oPJV]
   BY580 VPFX 7, Williamstown Pier, 16/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BB898 VPFX 8 - s2e1, VR, Williamstown Pier, 5/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BR899 VPFX 9 - s2e1, VR, Newport Workshops, 24/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BY041 VPFX 10, Williamstown Pier, 16/8/1980, [oPJV]
   CR405 VPFX 10P- distant, Melbourne Yard, 3/1984, [oNXB]
   BK780 VPFX 11, Newport Workshops, 22/7/1980, [oPJV]
   DG476 VPFX 12K- part view e1q, smart ETM, 1980s, [oDVC]
   DG474 VPFX 12K- silver/Vline, 1980s, [oDVC]
   BB899 VPFX 13 - s1e2, VR, Williamstown Pier, 5/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BX918 VPFX 14, Williamstown Pier, 16/8/1980, [oPJV]
   DS113 VPFX 15 - VR/Waterwheel, Williamstown Pier, 16/8/1980, [oPJV]
   DS081 VPFX 16, Williamstown Pier, 16/8/1980, [oPJV]
   AR577 VPFX 17 - VR, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 7/7/1980, [oPJV]
   DQ811 VPFX 17 - VR, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 7/7/1980, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VPFX   

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File c115m compiled by Peter J. Vincent.