JBF / VHBY - Briquette Transport


JBF

Briquettes are produced from brown coal mined in the Latrobe Valley. They are combustable "biscuits" made by compressing brown coal dust under extreme pressure. Briquettes have been made since the late 1920's, using technology acquired from the Germans.

Normal transport up to the late 1970's was via standard _I__ and _IA_ wagons which by 1977 were being phased out.

Thirty five bogie wagons were built to the JQX_ style in 1977/1978. The class was JBF with numbers 1 to 35. A "hungry board" section was added to the standard hopper design when built.

The wagons ran in traffic between Morwell and the briquette discharge siding at Footscray,and between Morwelland the Nestles factoryat Dennington.

In the 1979 recoding the wagons were classed VHBY.

The last vehicle JBF 32 was modified for quarry traffic and reclassed to VHQY 421 in 1982.

VHBY

By mistake, JBF 30 was stencilled VHQY 30 for a couple of days until corrected.

In 1982, two wagons were modified for quarry traffic and reclassed to VHQY.

In 1984 all the class but two were withdrawn from briquette traffic. They had been replaced by the VHEY class. The class was modified for ballast discharge and reclassed to VHMY. The remaining two wagons were probably used to support briquette traffic to Dennington, near Warnambool, site of a factory.

In 1986 the last two wagons were modified to VHQY.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'JBF  '

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

   AM086 JBF 1, [oPJV]
   AK304 JBF 2, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   AK281 JBF 3, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   AK292 JBF 4, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   AJ818 JBF 5, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   AJ816 JBF 5 - 10 x JBFs on train rear, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   AK231 JBF 6, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   AK300 JBF 7, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   AK270 JBF 8, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   DT317 JBF 9, Flinders Street Yard, 4/8/1980, [oPJV]
   AK305 JBF 11, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   B1531 JBF 14 - s1e2c, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AK282 JBF 15, Caulfield, 6/7/1977, [oPJV]
   BY848 JBF 22, Flinders Street Yard, 4/8/1980, [oPJV]
   DT055 JBF 33, Flinders Street Yard, 4/8/1980, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'JBF  '

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

   AS688 JBF - diagram J-9, 18/4/1978, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'VHBY  '

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

   BA307 VHBY 5 - prototype ballast hopper / 3 door types, Melbourne Yard, 3/1984, [oNXB]
   BP933 VHBY 6 - s1e2, Hump Yard, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BA336 VHBY 8J- discharge doors removed, Bendigo, c1986, [oNXB]
   BI151 VHBY 9, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 2/11/1981, [oPJV]
   DT135 VHBY 17 - being lifted, end on jacks, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BA341 VHBY 21, Tottenham Yard, c1986, [oNXB]
   BB054 VHBY 25 - ballast wagon proto, discharge door, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BB056 VHBY 25 - ballast wagon proto, e1, platform, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BB052 VHBY 25 - ballast wagon proto, hopper interior, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BB053 VHBY 25 - ballast wagon proto, plaform/controls, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BB057 VHBY 25 - ballast wagon proto, s1, discharge doors, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BB055 VHBY 25 - ballast wagon proto, VR, s2, North Melbourne C&W, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BO293 VHBY 31 - s1e2, North Melbourne C&W, 21/1/1981, [oPJV]
   AR368 VHBY 325, [oBAU]
   No diagrams found for VHBY   

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File c147m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 2/7/2007