ELX - Bogie Open Wagon


The ELX class represented the largest block of bogie open wagon owned by the Victorian Railways (VR). Construction started in 1961 as ELF_, with new wagons built as ELX from 1964. Existing ELF wagons were recoded to ELX.

Numbers were 1 - 454, 1001 - 1104. The number block 501 - 1000 were allocated to similar type wagons operated by the South Australian Railways.

Part way through the ELX construction order in 1978, the class was altered to VOCX. Vehicles 1105 to 1170 were issued as VOCX class.

As part of this recoding, the ELX vehicles were split into two distinct groups: those fitted with standard tarpaulin support "ridge gear" were coded VOCX, and those either not fitted at all or fitted with non-standard "ridge gear" were recoded VOBX.

The railways altered the method of freight distribution in 1979. Small stations and sidings were closed and freight waybilled to major depots on each line. These depots were called "Freight Centres". For LCL (Less than Car Load) traffic a group of ELX/VOCX wagons were specially set aside and coded VOCY.

Types

There were some basic construction types: flat sides, strengthened flat sides, corrugated sides, and corrugated sides with different coping along the "waterline" ( top of the sides ). Different methods of tarpaulin lashing bars were tried.

In the late 1970's, older style bodies were rebuilt with the construction style of the current wagon orders.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'ELX  '

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

   BX901 ELX - ldd carbon black containers, part view, Tottenham Yard, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CM992 ELX 1, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CM989 ELX 1 - number panel, 5/1977, [oBAU]
   CB512 ELX 4 - OR COND flat sides, Frezzers Siding, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BK968 ELX 5 - lettering section/no panel/flat side, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK969 ELX 5 - s2e1, flat sides, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   B1453 ELX 6 - body rebuilt, Canal Zone, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BX790 ELX 6 - rebuilt body, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DT025 ELX 6 - rebuilt body/std ridge gear, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AK778 ELX 6 - rebuilt RHS body, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 9/1/1978, [oPJV]
   AK763 ELX 10 - RHS rebuild, Oakleigh, 25/8/1978, [oPJV]
   CM990 ELX 10 - s2e1, Woodend, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CB722 ELX 15 - RHS rebuilt, ldd 2 x ISO, Canal Zone, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BP633 ELX 17 - s1e2, rebuilt RHS coping, East Yard, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   AK772 ELX 18, Oakleigh, 3/6/1975, [oPJV]
   CK424 ELX 23 - tarped, rebuilt corrugated sides, Flinders Street Yard, 11/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ178 ELX 27 - s2e1, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BV279 ELX 29, Flinders Street, 5/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CC107 ELX 29, Wodonga Coal Siding, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AK775 ELX 30 - ldd briquettes, South Dynon, 5/1975, [oPJV]
   BE930 ELX 31 - s2e1, VR, L7, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   DS952 ELX 35, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DT088 ELX 36 - e1p, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BY250 ELX 36 - e1q, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/7/1980, [oPJV]
   DT010 ELX 36 - rebuilt body, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/7/1980, [oPJV]
   AJ134 ELX 36 - s1e1 rebuilt body, ratchet h/b, Tottenham Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AJ133 ELX 36 - s1e2 rebuilt body, Tottenham Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1162 ELX 37 - ldd carbon black flattops, Tottenham Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CC292 ELX 38, East Yard, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC067 ELX 40, East Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B2845 ELX 46, Oakleigh, 4/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B2846 ELX 46 - number stamp with two numbers (SLX?), Oakleigh, 4/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B2847 ELX 46 - stirrup around brake eqmnt, Oakleigh, 4/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CZ180 ELX 47 - s1e2, East Yard, 20/8/1976, [oRXO]
   AK777 ELX 51 - Pipe Traffic, c1968, [oPJV]
   AF927 ELX 51 - pipe traffic Welshpool etc, 1968, [oPXJ]
   B1632 ELX 52 - e1p NOT TO GO chalk, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B1634 ELX 52 - e2q, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B1631 ELX 52 - s1e2, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CT978 ELX 54, Sunshine, 15/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU718 ELX 57, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/1/1979, [oPJV]
   AK779 ELX 60, Tottenham Yard, 29/12/1977, [oPJV]
   BL971 ELX 61 - ldd ZL van bits(286?), Tottenham Yard, 20/4/1980, [oPJV]
   CZ182 ELX 65 - s1e2, Westall, 10/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CM995 ELX 67 - flat tarped, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CZ183 ELX 67 - s1 perp, Woodend, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CF531 ELX 73, South Dynon, 26/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BV343 ELX 74, Tottenham Yard, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   AK780 ELX 76, Maryvale, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BE931 ELX 76 - part view, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   CG224 ELX 77, Mittyack, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG226 ELX 77 - doors/no lashing rails, Mittyack, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG225 ELX 77 - old traffic board, Mittyack, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CC086 ELX 79, Centre Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ437 ELX 80 - part view, Warragul, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AK781 ELX 88, Albury, NSW, 12/12/1974, [oPJV]
   CK466 ELX 93 - flat sides, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CT956 ELX 101, Appleton Dock, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CM991 ELX 102, North Melbourne, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AK765 ELX 103, Albury, NSW, 10/11/1974, [oPJV]
   BG790 ELX 106 - s2e1, ldd briquettes, Maryvale siding, 17/11/1975, [oPJV]
   AK768 ELX 112, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B1610 ELX 112, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   B1612 ELX 112 - detail: LCB/ridge gear support, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CB075 ELX 113 - part view, Canal Zone, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B9924 ELX 119 - part view, Woodend, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   AK771 ELX 120, Tottenham Yard, 10/1974, [oPJV]
   CZ190 ELX 120 - s2, Castlemaine, 13/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CB092 ELX 122, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B9986 ELX 129, Woodend, 15/3/1978, [oPJV]
   CB201 ELX 129 - s1e2c, rebuilt body RHS, Oakleigh, 13/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB202 ELX 129 - s2e1c, Oakleigh, 13/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB708 ELX 135, Tottenham Yard, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1329 ELX 136, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1330 ELX 136 - lettering panel shows 4 , Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BP227 ELX 149, Geelong Loco, 17/8/1980, [oPJV]
   BP673 ELX 153 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 2/3/1980, [oPJV]
   BL602 ELX 167 - s1e2, Port Melbourne, 3/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BV078 ELX 174 - ldd briquettes, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CB503 ELX 177 - lettering/bogie/doors, Frezzers Siding, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB504 ELX 177 - s2e1, Frezzers Siding, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB502 ELX 177 - s2e2 part view, in storage rake, Frezzers Siding, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB066 ELX 178, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB067 ELX 178 - detail: ridge gear/brake/protect iron, Dandenong, 19/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1488 ELX 187 - tarped, Flinders Street Yard, 25/3/1978, [oPJV]
   BP854 ELX 192 - lettering panel, Traralgon, 3/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BP853 ELX 192 - s1e2, Traralgon, 3/2/1980, [oPJV]
   AK773 ELX 201, Castlemaine, 27/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK971 ELX 201 - s1, Lysaght ridge gear, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BE926 ELX 201 - s2e1, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   DK511 ELX 202 - part view/lettering, Frankston, 20/1/1978, [oPJV]
   CC108 ELX 216 - s1, Wodonga Coal Siding, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC110 ELX 216 - s2 ldd wire coil, Wodonga Coal Siding, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB845 ELX 220 - s2e2, Tottenham Yard, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ200 ELX 226 - s1e2, Electric Crane Area, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   BP888 ELX 228, Centre Yard, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB980 ELX 235, Albury, NSW, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BV348 ELX 236, Tottenham Yard, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   B1048 ELX 241, Tottenham Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CC304 ELX 244, Centre Yard, 1/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CK467 ELX 250 - s2, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AK774 ELX 259, Newport Workshops, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BF124 ELX 259 - e2p, Newport Goods Yard, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BF123 ELX 259 - e2q, Newport Goods Yard, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BF121 ELX 259 - s1p, L7, Newport Goods Yard, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BF122 ELX 259 - s1q, s1e2c, Newport Goods Yard, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BX776 ELX 263 - LRG inside, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DT103 ELX 263 - LRG side on, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AA375 ELX 263 - Lysaught gear, distant view, [oPJV]
   BY117 ELX 263 - with Lysaght Ridge Gear complete, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BY846 ELX 279 - ldd 2 x tractors, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC109 ELX 281, Wodonga Coal Siding, 6/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BY878 ELX 294, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CC086 ELX 296 - part view, Centre Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ206 ELX 304 - part view, Electric Crane Area, 23/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BV418 ELX 305 - no ridge gear, Tottenham Yard, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ207 ELX 306 - part view, Bendigo, 1/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DS901 ELX 315 - end chalk tare, Flinders Street Yard, 4/8/1980, [oPJV]
   CU027 ELX 326 - ID/panel/yellow tape/waybill envelope, Maryvale siding, 25/12/1977, [oPJV]
   CU023 ELX 328 - tarped, yellow tape: APM hire, Maryvale siding, 25/12/1977, [oPJV]
   B3328 ELX 333, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BV350 ELX 335, Tottenham Yard, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BV085 ELX 338 - lettering: number painted over waybill clip, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CF945 ELX 341 - tarped, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CU459 ELX 346, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BM625 ELX 349 - s2, Graham, 30/1/1980, [oPJV]
   AT364 ELX 350, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ212 ELX 350 - s2, Lysaughts ridge gear, McIntyre, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   B1328 ELX 358, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1441 ELX 358, Canal Zone, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CU553 ELX 363, Appleton Dock, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ213 ELX 363 - s2, Dandenong, 29/8/1976, [oRXO]
   B1051 ELX 366, Tottenham Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ214 ELX 369 - s2, Colac, 27/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CB349 ELX 372, Castlemaine, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CF671 ELX 374 - cranvel tractor crane unloading, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CZ216 ELX 379 - s2, McIntyre, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CZ218 ELX 380 - s1e2 clear, Cobden, 28/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BP894 ELX 381 - LRG, Centre Yard, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BP913 ELX 381 - LRG/detail, Centre Yard, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BP920 ELX 381 - Lysaght ridge gear/interior, Centre Yard, 26/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CU695 ELX 393, Dandenong, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ223 ELX 404 - s1e2, McIntyre, 8/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BE858 ELX 406 - s1e1, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BE856 ELX 406 - s1p, VR, L7, coupled to I wagon, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   CZ226 ELX 413 - s1e2, Dandenong, 14/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CG223 ELX 414, Mittyack, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CU671 ELX 415, Oakleigh, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   BE924 ELX 417 - e2p, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BE863 ELX 417 - e2q, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK967 ELX 417 - part view, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   CZ227 ELX 417 - part view, Electric Crane Area, 18/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BE859 ELX 417 - s1e2c, shelf coupler, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   CC085 ELX 423, Centre Yard, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB408 ELX 424, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB496 ELX 426, Bendigo Workshops, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CU552 ELX 429, Appleton Dock, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   DU301 ELX 433 - part view, tarped, Flinders Street Yard, 18/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BQ789 ELX 434 - part view, South Dynon, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   11703 ELX 437, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BM534 ELX 439 - s1e2, Tottenham Yard, 20/4/1980, [oPJV]
   CF582 ELX 441, Ararat, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11480 ELX 443, Tottenham Yard, 16/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CZ229 ELX 443 - s2, no ridge gear, Mortlake, 28/11/1976, [oRXO]
   B1055 ELX 444, Tottenham Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU676 ELX 445, Dandenong, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   AK776 ELX 450, Albury, NSW, 18/4/1975, [oPJV]
   CZ230 ELX 451 - s2e1, no ridge gear, Electric Crane Area, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   B1146 ELX 454, Hump Yard, 26/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CM994 ELX 454 - ldd briquettes, Oakleigh, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CU462 ELX 532 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AU074 ELX 1010 - number tag, Bendigo Workshops, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   AU073 ELX 1010 - painted, no lettering, Bendigo Workshops, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   AK764 ELX 1011, South Dynon, 20/3/1976, [oPJV]
   CU652 ELX 1016 - e1p, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU653 ELX 1016 - e1q, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU655 ELX 1016 - e2p, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU654 ELX 1016 - e2q, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CF693 ELX 1016 - part view, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CU651 ELX 1016 - s2e1c, Tottenham Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU024 ELX 1021 - tarped, yellow tape: APM hire, Maryvale siding, 25/12/1977, [oPJV]
   CB909 ELX 1023 - ldd high briquettes, Wangaratta, 7/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BV412 ELX 1024 - no ridge gear, Tottenham Yard, 6/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ296 ELX 1025 - s2, tarped, Albury, NSW, 7/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BJ193 ELX 1027 - lettering: dot on class panel, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BJ194 ELX 1027 - with dot on class panel, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CM993 ELX 1032 - ridge gear, Dandenong, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AK766 ELX 1034, Newport Workshops, 26/3/1976, [oPJV]
   B3451 ELX 1041 - part view, Tottenham Yard, 18/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU025 ELX 1044 - e2p/tarped/ropes/chalked tail disk/yellow tape, Maryvale siding, 25/12/1977, [oPJV]
   CU026 ELX 1044 - ID/panel/yellow tape, Maryvale siding, 25/12/1977, [oPJV]
   BQ138 ELX 1055 - s1e1, tarped, Flinders Street Yard, 10/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BQ136 ELX 1055 - s1e2, tarped, Flinders Street Yard, 10/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BP855 ELX 1056 - s1e2, Traralgon, 3/2/1980, [oPJV]
   AK767 ELX 1057, Oakleigh, 10/5/1977, [oPJV]
   AX090 ELX 1059 - lettering panel, Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AU070 ELX 1059 - lettering panel (ex 1056), Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AX089 ELX 1059 - lettering: 9 painted over 6 , Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AL213 ELX 1059 - part view, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AX088 ELX 1059 - s2e2, Canal Zone, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AU881 ELX 1069 - s1e2, Bendigo, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   AU884 ELX 1070 - no lettering a/c painting, Bendigo Workshops, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   AU885 ELX 1070 - number stamp / photo id, Bendigo Workshops, 18/2/1977, [oPJV]
   B1456 ELX 1073 - e1p, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1457 ELX 1073 - e1q, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 13/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11214 ELX 1073 - s1e1, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 7/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BI687 ELX 1083 - part view, Dandenong, 17/10/1981, [oPJV]
   DT311 ELX 1086, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DK694 ELX 1088 - s1e2c, Ararat, 1/2/1979, [oPJV]
   B9936 ELX 1096, Flinders Street Yard, 17/3/1978, [oPJV]
   B1523 ELX 1099 - part view, Canal Zone, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CT721 ELX 1099 - tarped, Bairnsdale, 25/12/1978, [oPJV]
   BO677 ELX 1101 - s1 tarped, Albury, NSW, 10/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BM947 ELX 1104 - part view, North Melbourne C&W, 25/2/1980, [oPJV]
   CK458 ELX 1105 - tarped flat, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
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File c138m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 26/6/2007