FQX / VQCX - Bogie Container Flat


FQX

The FQX class entered service during late 1960's. They were introduced to cope with the increasing amount of container traffic. Construction continued through to 1979. Number group was 501 - 935.

The South Australian Railways also built identical wagons coded FQX with numbers below 500.

During 1977, the numbers group 501 - 600 were planned for recoding to FQF_. The recoding was to reduce the number of bogie exchange vehicles in service.

A skeletal version of the FQX was built in the late 1970's and was coded QMX_.

In the 1979 recoding the FQX class became VQCX.

VQCX

In 1980 another seventy five container flat wagons were built. These were VQCX 936 - 1010.

Wagons incorrectly coded FQF/VQCY were coded back to VQCX during 1980. These include numbers 508, 540 and 564.

During 1985, many of the VQCY wagons were reclassed back to VQCX.

In 1993 about seventy wagons were recoded to VQRF (R=Rice) to ensure sufficient wagons for the traffic between Echuca and Melbourne/Geelong.

In 1994/1995 the remaining VQCX wagons were placed into NRC traffic and relettered to RQCX.

By late 1995, early 1996, many RQCX wagons had been returned to Vline and recoded back to VQCX. NRC had begun replacing the wagons with new five pack container wagons.

Some wagons returned to Vline have remained in storage at country location.

Vehicle history list - FQX

Vehicle history list - VQCX

   Photos   for  'FQX  '

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

   11017 FQX - rake ldd ISO, Irymple, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AL075 FQX 519, Warragul, 9/10/1976, [oPJV]
   CZ236 FQX 519 - s1e2, ldd 2 x ISO 20 , Warragul, 9/10/1976, [oRXO]
   DK622 FQX 539 - s2e1c, no LR, ldd body GY 16010, Bendigo Workshops, 19/8/1976, [oPJV]
   B1559 FQX 543 - distant, North Melbourne, 3/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11049 FQX 548 - ldd 3 x MC 14, x, 49, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11047 FQX 548 - lettering/MC 14, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CZ240 FQX 561 - s2e1, ldd central 1 x ISO 20 , Colac, 27/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CU525 FQX 564 - ldd 3 x ISO, Sunshine, 15/1/1979, [oPJV]
   AL076 FQX 567 - mt, South Dynon, 6/1975, [oPJV]
   CZ241 FQX 568 - s2e1, ldd 2 x ISO 20 , Cobden, 28/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CF940 FQX 581 - ldd 2 x ISO, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF941 FQX 581 - lettering/bogie 1 x ISO Nedlloyd, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CZ246 FQX 597 - s2e1, ldd 2 x ISO 20 , Cobden, 28/11/1976, [oRXO]
   11014 FQX 601 - LR ldd 2 x ISO, Irymple, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF877 FQX 604 - NLR, 2 x ISO, Ouyen, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB748 FQX 609 - ldd 2 x ISO, Castlemaine, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CA905 FQX 611 - ldd 2 x ISO, Maroopna, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BF831 FQX 613 - ldd 3 x ISO, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CK454 FQX 628 - ldd 2 x ISO, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BH499 FQX 632 - ldd 2 x NSW/RACE/ISO, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB080 FQX 633 - ldd 2 x ISO, Canal Zone, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CF935 FQX 639 - ldd 2 x ISO, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   11017 FQX 639 - row of FQX ldd ISO, Irymple, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CZ254 FQX 657 - part view, Electric Crane Area, 18/11/1976, [oRXO]
   DT202 FQX 661 - ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 1/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BH682 FQX 665 - ldd 2 x ISO, Seymour, 25/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ257 FQX 665 - s1p, ldd 2 x ISO 20 , Canal Zone, 13/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CF937 FQX 693 - ldd 2 x ISO, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB378 FQX 695 - ldd 2 x ISO, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB361 FQX 701 - ldd 2 x ISO, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B3173 FQX 712, Flinders Street Yard, 19/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ265 FQX 712 - s1, ldd 2 x 20 ISO, Camperdown, 28/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CB750 FQX 729 - ldd 2 x ISO, Castlemaine, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ268 FQX 730 - s2e1, ldd 2 x 20 ISO, Cobden, 28/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CB747 FQX 735 - ldd 2 x ISO, Castlemaine, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB079 FQX 736 - ldd 2 x ISO, Canal Zone, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AU211 FQX 743 - ldd with bodies ZL 298, ZL 382, Greensborough, c1977, [oPJV]
   B1489 FQX 751 - ldd 2 x ISO open top/tarped, Flinders Street Yard, 25/3/1978, [oPJV]
   BR808 FQX 755 - part view, Shepparton, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CC368 FQX 757 - ldd 2 x ISO, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AE420 FQX 759, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BQ798 FQX 762 - lettering, South Dynon, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BQ797 FQX 762 - s1e2, mt, South Dynon, 5/2/1980, [oPJV]
   CZ271 FQX 763 - s1e2c, ldd 2 x ISO 20 , Cobden, 27/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BH684 FQX 773 - ldd 2 x ISO, Seymour, 25/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AW430 FQX 786 - ldd 1 x 40 ISO, Canal Zone, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   CB381 FQX 793 - ldd 2 x ISO, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CB746 FQX 805 - no lashing bars, ldd 2 x ISO, Castlemaine, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ275 FQX 805 - s2e1, ldd vans, truck/chassis, Albury, NSW, 7/11/1976, [oRXO]
   11015 FQX 811 - NLR ldd 2 x ISO, Irymple, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB742 FQX 815 - ldd 1 x ISO Nedlloyd, 1 x ISO HAPAG LLOYD, Castlemaine, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BE856 FQX 815 - part view, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BK973 FQX 815 - part view, Castlemaine, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]
   BH506 FQX 824 - ldd 3 x ISO, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CF878 FQX 836 - NLR 2 x ISO, Ouyen, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BS014 FQX 843 - s1e2c, North Melbourne C&W, 7/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BV880 FQX 844 - ldd 2 x ISO, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   B3168 FQX 846 - mt, Flinders Street Yard, 19/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CF911 FQX 850 - ldd 1 x ISO central, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CB379 FQX 856, Bendigo, 8/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B3172 FQX 858, Flinders Street Yard, 19/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BH505 FQX 867 - ldd 3 x ISO, South Dynon, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   B3626 FQX 868 - bogie, Hamilton, 7/5/1978, [oPJV]
   AI411 FQX 868 - XC bogie, [oPJV]
   BP498 FQX 870 - mt, Bendigo, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   B3435 FQX 874 - mt, Flinders Street Yard, 19/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BV883 FQX 875 - ldd 2 x ISO, North Geelong Yard, 9/5/1979, [oPJV]
   CZ281 FQX 892 - s2p, ldd 2 x 20 ISO, Ballarat, 2/10/1976, [oRXO]
   CB082 FQX 893 - ldd 2 x ISO, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BO056 FQX 900 - s2, ldd 2 x ISO, Canal Zone, 6/2/1981, [oPJV]
   11045 FQX 908 - ldd R 5, R 1, Mildura, 20/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BV145 FQX 915, North Geelong Yard, 9/11/1980, [oPJV]
   CZ285 FQX 915 - s2, ldd 2 x 20 ISO, Camperdown, 28/11/1976, [oRXO]
   CG210 FQX 916 - ldd 2 x ISO, Manangatang, 21/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF939 FQX 921 - ldd 1 x ISO in centre, Donald, 19/4/1978, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'FQX  '

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

   AS760 FQX - diagram F-2, 2/11/1973, [oPTC]
   AS487 FQX - diagram F-3, 2/11/1973, [oPTC]
   AS483 FQX - load diagram F-2L, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'VQCX  '

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

   CY064 VQCX - blue, with PATRICK blue container, Craigeburn, 12/10/2004, [oPJV]
   CY063 VQCX - FA yellow, ldd containers, Craigeburn, 12/10/2004, [oPJV]
   AF213 VQCX - 56x, part LR removed, [oDMG]
   BA287 VQCX - part view, shows deck, chain boxes, Bendigo, 3/1991, [oNXB]
   CT267 VQCX 513*- FA, ldd 20 /40 ISO, Beveridge, 23/8/2002, [oPJV]
   DD604 VQCX 518A- red/yellow stickers, Wallan, 4/3/2003, [oPJV]
   CT266 VQCX 535*- FA, loaded 20 ISO, no lashing rails, Beveridge, 23/8/2002, [oPJV]
   BK318 VQCX 540 - ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 18/12/1981, [oPJV]
   AS088 VQCX 574 - FV colors, 1999, [oDMG]
   AS089 VQCX 574 - FV colors - lettering, 1999, [oDMG]
   DD567 VQCX 583L- ldd 1 x 40 , 1 x 20 tall ISO, Donnybrook, 3/3/2003, [oPJV]
   BE618 VQCX 615 - s1e2, ldd 3 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 17/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BP262 VQCX 626 - part view lettering, ldd car/engine in container, North Melbourne, 16/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BP261 VQCX 626 - part view lettering/Rocket carriage q, North Melbourne, 16/4/1982, [oPJV]
   CA970 VQCX 642, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CA971 VQCX 642 - lettering/bogie ANR XC 11146, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AR579 VQCX 642 - mt, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 16/4/1979, [oPJV]
   AF182 VQCX 657 - Vline colours / end only, [oDMG]
   AF183 VQCX 657 - Vline grey/orange, [oDMG]
   BP943 VQCX 689 - class lettering / ANR stencils, Hump Yard, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BP942 VQCX 689 - s1e2 mt, Hump Yard, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BN157 VQCX 697 - ldd 2 x ISO, Hump Yard, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   B1040 VQCX 717 - FA logo only, 2001, [oGRE]
   DD601 VQCX 719A- yellow side stickers, Wallan, 4/3/2003, [oPJV]
   BD418 VQCX 727 - s1e2, ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 20/6/1981, [oPJV]
   BI881 VQCX 753 - mt, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BM607 VQCX 761 - ID, body/derail, Wodonga Coal Siding, 14/8/1982, [oPJV]
   BE616 VQCX 761 - s2e1, ldd 3 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 17/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BM608 VQCX 761 - underframe, derail damage, Wodonga Coal Siding, 14/8/1982, [oPJV]
   BD416 VQCX 784 - s2e1, ldd 1 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 20/6/1981, [oPJV]
   BI294 VQCX 794 - mt, Swanston Dock, 30/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BP713 VQCX 795 - LR, s2e1, ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 31/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BP980 VQCX 817 - s2e1, ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 2/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BM185 VQCX 822 - LR, mt, s2e1, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BI295 VQCX 824 - mt, Swanston Dock, 30/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BI296 VQCX 828 - mt, Swanston Dock, 30/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BL758 VQCX 836 - s1, ldd 2 x ISO, Echuca, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BV095 VQCX 848, Castlemaine, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BB809 VQCX 862 - ldd body of KR 303, Newport Workshops, 30/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BK146 VQCX 868, Woodend, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BM602 VQCX 872 - body on ground, Wodonga Coal Siding, 14/8/1982, [oPJV]
   BM604 VQCX 872 - ID, Wodonga Coal Siding, 14/8/1982, [oPJV]
   BJ001 VQCX 876 - LR, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BG035 VQCX 889 - s2e1, empty, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BM915 VQCX 901 - ldd 2 x ISO, Hump Yard, 28/2/1980, [oPJV]
   BP290 VQCX 903 - s1e2, ldd 3 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 8/4/1982, [oPJV]
   CY049 VQCX 935 - FA yellow, no lashing rails, Craigeburn, 12/10/2004, [oPJV]
   DS282 VQCX 960, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 7/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BM170 VQCX 960 - s2e1, ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 9/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BI299 VQCX 974 - mt, Swanston Dock, 30/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BP712 VQCX 983 - s2e1, ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 31/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BP291 VQCX 983 - s2e1, ldd 3 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 8/4/1982, [oPJV]
   DT229 VQCX 987, Newport Workshops, 10/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BM138 VQCX 990 - s2e1, mt, LR, Flinders Street Yard, 3/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BR811 VQCX 993 - ldd VROB 10, 15, Shepparton, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BR815 VQCX 993 - part view, Shepparton, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   BP716 VQCX 994 - LR, s2e1, ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 31/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BP448 VQCX 999 - ldd 2 x ISO Hapag Lloyd, C7N3, Castlemaine, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BP449 VQCX 999 - lettering/bogie, C7N3, Castlemaine, 27/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BE414 VQCX 1001 - s2e1, ldd 2 x ISO, Flinders Street Yard, 8/9/1981, [oPJV]
   DQ847 VQCX 1007, North Melbourne C&W Shops, 11/7/1980, [oPJV]
   BU993 VQCX 1008 - ldd 2 x ISO, Echuca, 23/11/1980, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for VQCX   

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File c161m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 24/7/2007