BU - Second Class Sitting Car


In 1972/1973 thirty three cars were modified from ABU_ which were cars with both First and Second Class compartments.

Car numbers were:

     2 -     6,      8,      9,     11 -    14,     16,     18 -    20
    22,     24,     27 -    30,     33 -    35,     37,     39 -    47

In 1981, the Bright Historical Society purchased BU 37. However it was later found to be in poor condition. To allow for the purchase of the nominated car, BU 20 was renumbered to BU 37 and the car disposed transferred to Bright. The original BU 37 was renumbered to BU 20 and scrapped.

Similar to cars built in the 1910 to 1914 era, these cars were fitted with "divided windows"; a split window frame that allowed the upper portion to raised without letting the flow of air 'gust' the compartment. These windows were made unuseable in the late 1930's.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'BU  '

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

   BC097 BU 12 - body, Newport Workshops, 14/6/1981, [oPJV]
   BC096 BU 12 - body, cars on ground, Newport Workshops, 14/6/1981, [oPJV]
   BH679 BU 12 - from cutting, Seymour, 25/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BD061 BU 13 - s1, Spencer Street, 4/11/1976, [oRXO]
   BP547 BU 13 - s2 stripped, Newport Workshops, 9/6/1982, [oPJV]
   BD062 BU 14 - s2, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   DF328 BU 16 - body, part view, end, Malmsbury, 14/5/2003, [oPJV]
   DF313 BU 16 - body, s2e1, for auction, Malmsbury, 5/2003, [oTOM]
   DF327 BU 16 - body, with WW96 body, on property/moved, Malmsbury, 14/5/2003, [oPJV]
   DF312 BU 16 - part view, body for auction, Malmsbury, c1997, [oTOM]
   DF314 BU 16 - part view, body on trestle support, Malmsbury, c1997, [oTOM]
   CC256 BU 16 - s2e2, Flinders Street Yard, 3/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DJ584 BU 19, Newport Workshops, 15/10/1980, [oPJV]
   BN914 BU 20 - lettering / repaint ex 37BU, Newport Workshops, 16/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BN912 BU 20 - s2, ex 37 BU, Newport Workshops, 16/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BP545 BU 20 - s2e1, stripped, Newport Workshops, 9/6/1982, [oPJV]
   BP546 BU 20 - s2p, Newport Workshops, 9/6/1982, [oPJV]
   BE711 BU 22 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 1/9/1981, [oPJV]
   BE704 BU 22 - s2e1, Flinders Street Yard, 27/8/1981, [oPJV]
   DJ585 BU 22 - s2e1, Flinders Street Yard, 10/8/1981, [oPJV]
   BD063 BU 27 - s2, Spencer Street, 19/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AI481 BU 28, Spencer Street, c1975, [oPJV]
   BL714 BU 28 - part view, Bendigo Workshops, 13/4/1980, [oPJV]
   CK518 BU 29, Flinders Street Yard, 8/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BD064 BU 29 - s2, Spencer Street, 21/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BB662 BU 30 - rear Apex spcl train, Sandy Creek, 30/3/1975, [oPJV]
   AV844 BU 30 - s2, Spencer Street, 11/2/1976, [oPJV]
   BC095 BU 33 - body, Newport Workshops, 14/6/1981, [oPJV]
   BO266 BU 33 - s2e1c, Spotswood Rec Depot, 12/1/1981, [oPJV]
   CC266 BU 34 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 5/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BD065 BU 34 - s2, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AH111 BU 35 - body, with ZL 613 body on ground, 1996, [sGRE]
   BD066 BU 35 - s2, Spencer Street, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AH110 BU 35 - with BES 56 after sale, Newport Workshops, 1996, [sGRE]
   BN914 BU 37 - lettering / overpainted to 20BU, Newport Workshops, 16/2/1982, [oPJV]
   BN912 BU 37 - repainted to 20BU, Newport Workshops, 16/2/1982, [oPJV]
   DL346 BU 39 - part view, in scrap line, Newport Workshops, 17/4/1980, [oPJV]
   BL834 BU 39 - s1, stripped, Newport Workshops, 17/4/1980, [oPJV]
   DJ587 BU 39 - s1e2, partly burnt e2, Newport Workshops, 17/4/1980, [oPJV]
   AI484 BU 41, Maldon, 1996, [sPJV]
   AI485 BU 42, Maldon, c1994, [oPJV]
   AI486 BU 42, Maldon, 1996, [sPJV]
   BG435 BU 42 - part view, Bairnsdale, 22/9/1975, [oPJV]
   DJ588 BU 43 - s2e1, Albury, NSW, 15/9/1981, [oRXO]
   BD067 BU 44 - s1, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BH561 BU 44 - s2e1, Spencer Street, 23/4/1979, [oPJV]
   CK517 BU 45, Flinders Street Yard, 8/3/1979, [oPJV]
   BM136 BU 47 - part view, Flinders Street Yard, 3/6/1980, [oPJV]
   DJ589 BU 47 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 4/3/1980, [oPJV]
   CF729 BU 42, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF730 BU 42 - bogie, white horns, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   CF731 BU 42 - bogie/horn strap Huck bolts, Ballarat Workshops, 17/4/1978, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for BU   

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File c171m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 31/7/2007