BL - Second Class Corridor Car


The class of BL cars were recoded from _AL_ cars in 1913. These cars were numbered 1 - 10, with numbers retained.

BL 11 was recoded from ABL_ 59 in 1918.

BL 12 and 13 were renumbered from "Pioneer 1st" and "Pioneer 2nd" respectively, in 1921.

The "Pioneer" cars were built in 1893 for traffic on the Bendigo line.

The BL cars were removed from service in the early 1960's.

BL 12 and 13 were used on circus trains as accommodation cars for many years. Circus performers complained continually about the poor accommodation given, particularly when they were given lavish settings on overseas rail systems.

In 1963 BL 12 was named "Enterprise" and BL 13 named "Pioneer".

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'BL  '

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

   CP890 BL - roof detail, Newport Workshops, 1980s, [oPHD]
   CP891 BL - roof/end detail, Newport Workshops, 1980s, [oPHD]
   AD815 BL - (end), [sFXK]
   AA019 BL 5, [oMDN]
   AA972 BL 12, 1925, [oMDN]
   AI227 BL 12, Newport, c1975, [oPJV]
   BL299 BL 12 - Enterprise , Newport Goods Yard, 19/9/1975, [oPJV]
   AI228 BL 12 - 1, Spencer Street, c1925, [oMDN]
   AV067 BL 12 - Enterprise, RESERVED sign, Newport Workshops, 6/5/1980, [oPJV]
   DJ634 BL 12 - Enterprise, TO BE PRESERVED ..., Newport Workshops, 6/5/1980, [oPJV]
   DJ641 BL 12 - Enterprise, TO BE PRESERVED ... 2, Newport Workshops, 6/5/1980, [oPJV]
   AI229 BL 13, Newport, 20/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BU349 BL 13, c1990, [oSXH]
   BL085 BL 13 - Second Pioneer , Newport Goods Yard, 19/9/1975, [oPJV]
   DS819 BL 13 - bogie, Flinders Street Yard, 2/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BB966 BL 13 - bogie p, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BB967 BL 13 - bogie q, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BB964 BL 13 - e2p, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BB963 BL 13 - e2q, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BL083 BL 13 - eXp, Newport Goods Yard, 19/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BL082 BL 13 - eXq, Newport Goods Yard, 19/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BL084 BL 13 - eXqo, Newport Goods Yard, 19/9/1975, [oPJV]
   BB962 BL 13 - s2e2c, Second Pioneer , Newport Workshops, 2/4/1981, [oPJV]
   BB965 BL 13 - s2p, Newport Workshops, 2/4/1981, [oPJV]
   DS179 BL 13 - sXp, Flinders Street Yard, 2/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BY820 BL 13 - sXq, Flinders Street Yard, 2/10/1980, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for BL   

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File c170m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 27/7/2007