JAF / VHAY / VHAF - Soda Ash Transport


JAF

The JAF class was built in late 1977. They were gravity discharge hoppers for the transport of soda ash used in the manufacture of glass. They were unloaded at the ICI glass plant at Yarraville.

The wagons were numbered 501 - 510. The class was going to be 'JAX' but intersystem operations caused the final designation to be 'JAF'.

In the 1979 recoding the class became VHAY.

VHAY

The class was relettered from JAF between 1979 and 1981.

In 1987/1988, the most of the class was relettered to VHAF when the letter 'Y' was dropped from the coding system.

The last VHAY in service was VHAY 507. This was modified and reclassed to VHFX in about 1991.

VHAF

VHAF 505, 506, 509 were modified and and reclassed to VHFX in 1991.

VHAF 50 - 504, 508, 510 were modified and reclassed to VHFF during 1993.

Modifications to both classes enabled the wagons to carry either cement or fertiliser.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'JAF  '

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

   AM071 JAF 501, [oPJV]
   AK466 JAF 501 - e1p, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK467 JAF 501 - e1q, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK469 JAF 501 - e2p, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK478 JAF 501 - e2q, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK468 JAF 501 - number stamp JAX 501 , West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK421 JAF 501 - pl/e1, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK419 JAF 501 - pr/e2/ICI logo, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK427 JAF 501 - s2e1c, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK418 JAF 501 - s2e2c, for inspection, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   AK479 JAF 501 - top lids, West Tower, 20/10/1977, [oPJV]
   CN067 JAF 502 - s1e2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CG136 JAF 504, North Melbourne, 24/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CU682 JAF 505 - s1e1, Dandenong, 10/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CN068 JAF 505 - s1e2, 1970s, [oBAU]
   AW774 JAF 508, East Yard, 20/4/1979, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'JAF  '

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

   AS695 JAF - diagram J-11, 18/4/1978, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'VHAY  '

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

   BR033 VHAY 501 - VR, ICI, Dandenong, 14/12/1980, [oPJV]
   BL816 VHAY 502 - s1e2, ICI, Flinders Street Yard, 14/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BK357 VHAY 507 - s2e1c, Dandenong, 16/3/1980, [oPJV]
   BA306 VHAY 507J- ICI logo only, North Melbourne, 7/1987, [oNXB]
   BP381 VHAY 508 - s1e2c, ICI, Dandenong, 5/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BR034 VHAY 509 - VR, ICI, Dandenong, 14/12/1980, [oPJV]
   BQ582 VHAY 509E- L7, no VR, ICI, s1e2, Dandenong, 10/10/1984, [oPJV]
   BQ757 VHAY 510, Flinders Street, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BL622 VHAY 510 - s2, ICI, Dandenong, 12/4/1980, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VHAY   
   Photos   for  'VHAF  '

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

   AZ842 VHAF 398 - pneumatic hopper doors, Cootamundra, 28/11/2002, [oPJV]
   CY878 VHAF 398A- pneumatic discharge door detail, FA, Cootamundra, 27/11/2002, [oPJV]
   DG464 VHAF 510Q- Vline, 1980s, [oDVC]
   CR327 VHAF 564A- green, FA, 7/2002, [sPJV]
   DE080 VHAF 613E- s1e2c, pneumatic roof hatches, Kensington, 9/4/2003, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VHAF   

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File c154m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 3/7/2007