GJX / VHGX - Bogie Grain Hopper


GJX

There were two hundred bogie grain hoppers coded GJX. The first 100 were made of aluminium and the second 100 were steel construction. The number group was initially 1 - 200.

To prevent the unwanted migration of hoppers interstate most of the class were recoded to GJF_ and the grade control apparatus (retainers) removed. The wagons converted were numbered 21 - 200.

Twenty GJX wagons were retained, with numbers 1 - 20. In the initial recoding only twenty GJX were to be retained from the number group. However later it was decided to rationalise the twenty wagons to the first twenty, 1 - 20. Some GJF wagons in the group 1 to 20 ran for a short time.

In the 1979 recoding the class was altered to VHGX.

VHGX

The VHGX wagons were relettered from GJX between 1979 and 1981.

Following the standard gauge conversion of the Melbourne - Adelaide line by NRC c1995/1996, the main grain feeder lines to Portland were converted to standard gauge too. This included conversion to Dunolly, via Ararat and Maryborough. A number of VHGY wagons were also converted to VHGX for these lines.

Vehicle history list - GJX

Vehicle history list - VHGX

   Photos   for  'GJX  '

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

   BW488 GJX 3, Echuca, 15/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BF846 GJX 5 - s2e1, VR, North Geelong Yard, 27/9/1981, [oPJV]
   AL460 GJX 7, Albury, NSW, 10/11/1974, [oPJV]
   AR909 GJX 12, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CU477 GJX 12, North Geelong Yard, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   AL456 GJX 14, North Geelong Yard, 10/6/1978, [oPJV]
   BB777 GJX 15 - s2e2, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   B1086 GJX 16 - L4, North Geelong Yard, 25/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CF585 GJX 17, Ararat, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   AL458 GJX 17, [sPJV]
   AL457 GJX 17 - large VR/L7, Ararat, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF584 GJX 17 - lett/overpainted old symbols, Ararat, 18/4/1978, [oPJV]
   BB794 GJX 17 - s2e1, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AR908 GJX 20, Bendigo, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BG593 GJX 20 - e1p, coupled, Newport Workshops, 6/11/1975, [oPJV]
   BG589 GJX 20 - part view, Newport Workshops, 6/11/1975, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'GJX  '

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

   AS764 GJX - 1-20, diagram G-7, 19/3/1973, [oPTC]
   Photos   for  'VHGX  '

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

   BQ966 VHGX 3, Tottenham Yard, 4/1/1981, [oPJV]
   BB791 VHGX 3 - s2, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BO767 VHGX 6 - s2e1, VR, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BI571 VHGX 7 - s1e2, Bendigo, 18/10/1981, [oPJV]
   DE172 VHGX 10C- s2e1, FA, Kensington, 11/4/2003, [oPJV]
   BD967 VHGX 15 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 26/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BB790 VHGX 16 - s1, North Geelong, 29/3/1981, [oPJV]
   DG447 VHGX 20 - distant, 1980s, [oDVC]
   BM689 VHGX 20 - s2e1, North Geelong Yard, 5/9/1982, [oPJV]
   AV395 VHGX 149W- no logo, Tottenham, 14/1/2000, [oPJV]
   CT516 VHGX 158V- green sides, manual, yellow reflectors, s1e2, South Kensington, 19/9/2002, [oPJV]
   AF181 VHGX 165, [oDMG]
   AH419 VHGX 165, [oRXO]
   No diagrams found for VHGX   

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File c164m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 24/7/2007