J - Fixed Wheel Cement Hopper


These wagons have their heritage in the seven _CK_ class wagons built for pulverised coal locomotive trials from 1949.

With the introduction of the letter "X" to indicate bogie exchange, the _X__ class wagons were relettered to class "J" in 1963. The wagons numbers were 8 to 77. Wagons 1 - 7 had been converted to _FX_ flour wagons from the X code..

The main traffic depended upon the points of major construction work. The wagons were loaded at Geelong and were sent to various locations in Melbourne and country locations. There were always several wagons on turnaround traffic at Dandenong. Victoria Park received wagons during the construction of the Eastern Freeway. The underground loop works were supplied from a siding near Brunton Avenue; the "Collingwood Sidings", now redeveloped to apartments.

In the main, the hoppers were replaced by an order for fifty VPCX wagons, in the early 1980's. The last remaining J hoppers were used to transport locomotive sand; sand required for wheelslip control.

Types

There were four distinct types of J hoppers

Vehicle history list

Note: Unable to segregate J hearse, J cement and J hopper wagons for the photo search at the moment

   Photos   for  'J  '

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

   CF720 J - gaps between hopper bins, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BU831 J - part view, behind hearse platform trolley, Springvale Cemetery, 1920s, [sPJV]
   AQ072 J - 2, bogie, 1925, [oPTC]
   BE732 J - body in paddock, Romsey, 7/10/1984, [oPJV]
   AD133 J - hearse being rebuilt for display, 1990, [sPJV]
   AD132 J - hearse body, [sPJV]
   AL437 J - in consist, no pipe extentions, Richnond, 9/1968, [oPJV]
   DE797 J 2 - bogie/detail, s2@e2, 11/1925, [oPTC]
   DE795 J 2 - bogie/lettering, 11/1925, [oPTC]
   DE796 J 2 - centre detail/hoppers/lettering: .. Slack Coal .. , 11/1925, [oPTC]
   DE798 J 2 - lettering/builders plate, 11/1925, [oPTC]
   DE965 J 2 - s2e1c, Slack Coal, 11/1925, [oPTC]
   CP938 J 2 - s2p, Slack Coal Traffic , c1926, [oPTC]
   DE818 J 2 - s2p, (RS242), Slack Coal Traffic Only, 11/1925, [oPTC]
   BE219 J 2F- s2e1, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   AM051 J 3, [oPJV]
   AU560 J 3 - hearse van, c1910, [sFXK]
   BR225 J 3 - s1 bent pipe, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BA264 J 3 - s1, 1 x low/1 x high pipe, Castlemaine, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DE972 J 4 - bogie, lift shops, unlettered, s2e1, Newport Workshops, 1940s, [sPHD]
   AM058 J 5, [oPJV]
   AA048 J 6, [oMDN]
   AA887 J 6 - bogie hopper, [oMDN]
   DE971 J 6 - bogie, hopper doors/ajar, s2p, unlettered, 1930s, [sPHD]
   AW710 J 6 - hopper, 1920s, [sMDN]
   BY441 J 6 - s1, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B1494 J 7 - e1 under deck/pipe outlet, Victoria Park, 14/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1493 J 7 - e1p, Victoria Park, 14/4/1978, [oPJV]
   B1492 J 7 - e1q, Victoria Park, 14/4/1978, [oPJV]
   DF985 J 7 - restored van, as #7, Fawkner, 2/9/2004, [sPJV]
   B1491 J 7 - s2, Victoria Park, 14/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BB890 J 7 - s2e1, Tottenham Yard, 5/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BW578 J 9 - s1 high pipes, Echuca, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AA047 J 10, [oMDN]
   BL170 J 10 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL169 J 10 - part view, North Geelong Yard, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   CZ481 J 10 - s1, Dandenong, 14/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DA606 J 10 - s2, Dandenong, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   AA864 J 10 - with J in Mortuary dock, Flinders Street, 1925, [oMDN]
   DB211 J 10S- off track on ground, east section, Newport Workshops, 6/1/2003, [oPJV]
   BV153 J 11 - s2, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CG002 J 12 - s1, unloading, Avoca, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CG004 J 12 - unloading/council works, Avoca, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BY847 J 12*, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BE218 J 13W- s1e2, North Geelong, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   AM044 J 14, [oPJV]
   AM047 J 15, [oPJV]
   DS051 J 15 - low pipes, s1, North Geelong Yard, 12/10/1980, [oPJV]
   AF015 J 16, [oDMG]
   BH197 J 17 - s1e2, straight pipes, Shepparton, 15/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BR227 J 18 - s1 straight pipe, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BR796 J 18 - s1e2, Echuca, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AM050 J 19, [oPJV]
   AF956 J 19, [oPXJ]
   AF957 J 19 - top fill detail, [oPXJ]
   BG063 J 23 - s1e2, straight pipes, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   CN065 J 23 - s2, Dandenong, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BW207 J 24 - s1, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   AR905 J 25 - s1, high pipes, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AS945 J 26, Benalla, 7/8/1975, [oPJV]
   BG064 J 26 - s1e2, straight pipes, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BB209 J 31U- s2, Lilydale, 13/7/1984, [oPJV]
   AH237 J 32, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BR797 J 33 - bent pipe detail, Echuca, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BV152 J 33 - bent pipes, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   AF019 J 34 - with 8, [oDMG]
   BB743 J 37 - s1, low pipes, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   DA607 J 38 - s1, hi to low pipes, Dandenong, 17/7/1976, [oPJV]
   BB208 J 39A- s2, Lilydale, 13/7/1984, [oPJV]
   AM054 J 41, [oPJV]
   AF958 J 44, [oPXJ]
   AM057 J 44, [oPJV]
   CA908 J 46 - hopper detail: raised section, Echuca, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BR183 J 46 - s1 straight pipe, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   CA909 J 46 - s2e1, Echuca, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DS289 J 49 - s2, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BV608 J 51 - s1e2c, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BV605 J 51 - with J 55, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   AM063 J 52, [oPJV]
   AF834 J 52, 1968, [oPXJ]
   BA147 J 53 - s1, straight pipes, Dandenong, 29/8/1976, [oRXO]
   BG057 J 53 - s1e1, straight pipes, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BV605 J 55 + J 51, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BB516 J 57 - s1, straight pipes, Tottenham Yard, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AS946 J 63, Benalla, 7/8/1975, [oPJV]
   BL773 J 64 - s1e2, Echuca, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   AM064 J 65, [oPJV]
   AU072 J 65 - drop down pipes, Nth Melb Workshops, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AU874 J 65 - s1e2, low pipe, North Melbourne, 2/1977, [oPJV]
   AH238 J 66 - s1 low pipe, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR875 J 68 - s1, high pipes, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BY960 J 69, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BY624 J 71 - s1, North Geelong Yard, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CG003 J 72 - s1, Avoca, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BA155 J 72 - s1, Dandenong, 14/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CB101 J 73 - part view, East Yard, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AM067 J 74, [oPJV]
   BA157 J 75 - s1e2, straight pipe, Dandenong, 14/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BM465 J 76 - part view, Echuca, 11/5/1980, [oPJV]
   BR226 J 77 - s1 straight pipe, North Geelong Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BA158 J 77 - s2, Westall, 12/1976, [oRXO]
   CN066 J 77 - s2e1, Dandenong, 1980s, [oBAU]
   Diagrams   for  'J  '

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

   BF698 J - (C), [sPJV]
   AS687 J - 1 - 7, diagram J-8, 10/5/1978, [oPTC]
   AS684 J - 28 - 77, diagram J-3, 10/5/1978, [oPTC]
   AS895 J - 8 - 27, diagram J-2, 10/5/1978, [oPTC]
   CP839 J - bogie hopper, ACF GA 6575297, 24/1/1925, [sPHD]

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File c153m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 3/7/2007