The 'HH' class letters were adopted in 1956 as part of a class letter rationalisation. This enabled wagons in non revenue service to be easily identified. The HH number group was 1 to 12.
HH 1 - 6 were ex _OO_ wagons 1 - 6. They were assigned to different depots throughout Victoria: North Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Seymour, Ballarat.
HH 7 - 12 were built as _TT_ vans in 1891. By the late 1920's they were placed into breakdown service and assigned to country loco depots: Ararat, Benalla, Dimboola, Traralgon and others.
Depot assignments changed with time depending upon depot importance at the time. When depots closed down, the vans moved to other locations.
The vans contained tools and equipment for rerailing locomotives and vehicles. Detailed lists were supplied for all fittings and tools. This even included specific rope sizes and lengths.
The vans were all removed from service in the late 1980's when road access to the lineside improved and major derailment work was done by road cranes.
Vehicle history list
Photos for 'HH '
FileID Description................................................AI353 HH - diamond frame, [oPJV]BI222 HH - ex TT, interior and details, Newport Workshops, 24/11/1981, [oPJV]AN853 HH - lettering, [sPJV]AI378 HH - three axle plateframe bogie, [oPJV]AN850 HH - van, [sPJV]AL709 HH 1, Seymour, [oPJV]CJ225 HH 1 - s2e2c SEYMOUR, Seymour, 5/4/1975, [oPJV]AL712 HH 2 - Loco Van GEELONG, Geelong, 17/1/1976, [oPJV]DB123 HH 2 - restored as OO 2 Loco Van Geelong, Daylesford, 9/1/2003, [oPJV]DB124 HH 2 - restored lettering as OO 2 Loco Van Geelong, Daylesford, 9/1/2003, [oPJV]DB125 HH 2 - restored, raised lettering under paintwork, Daylesford, 9/1/2003, [oPJV]AL713 HH 3 - A - 1, [sPJV]AL714 HH 3 - A - 2, [sPJV]AL715 HH 3 - B, [sPJV]B3599 HH 3 - diamond frame bogie, South Dynon, 20/5/1975, [oPJV]BB850 HH 3 - ex OO, Off Reg, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1981, [oPJV]BQ190 HH 3 - s2e1, Newport Workshops, 17/3/1981, [oPJV]AL716 HH 4, [sPJV]CZ221 HH 4 - s1e1, Ballarat East, 2/10/1976, [oRXO]AL717 HH 5, [sPJV]BH371 HH 5 - OO lettering beneath paintwork, 1975, [oPJV]BL683 HH 5 - 1902 builders plate, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]BL682 HH 5 - e1@s1 / bogie, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]CN049 HH 5 - e2p, Bendigo, 1970s, [oBAU]BL687 HH 5 - e2p, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]BL686 HH 5 - HH lettering over OO , Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]BL685 HH 5 - lettering, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]BL681 HH 5 - part view, s1, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]CZ233 HH 5 - s1e2, ex OO, Bendigo, c1977, [oRXO]CN048 HH 5 - s1e2c Benigo Loco Van, Bendigo, 1970s, [oBAU]BL684 HH 5 - s2e2c, Bendigo, 29/6/1975, [oPJV]AY428 HH 5 - side lettering, 1975, [oPJV]AL718 HH 6, [sPJV]BQ188 HH 6 + HH 3 - ex OO s, Newport Workshops, 17/3/1981, [oPJV]AT715 HH 6 - body; FA Makin P/L, Little B dry Rd, Sunshine, 6/1996, [oNXB]AH385 HH 6 - ex OO body, [oRXO]AX944 HH 6 - ex OO, Little Boundary Rd, Sunshine, 4/1998, [oNXB]BB849 HH 6 - ex OO, Off Reg, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1981, [oPJV]AH332 HH 6 - ex VF, Canal Zone, 10/6/1990, [oRXO]CZ247 HH 6 - s1e2, ex OO, South Dynon, 13/10/1976, [oRXO]BQ189 HH 6 - s1e2c, Newport Workshops, 17/3/1981, [oPJV]BB848 HH 6 - stored with HH 3 ex Dynon, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1981, [oPJV]AL719 HH 7, [sPJV]AS292 HH 7, [sFXK]BF081 HH 7 - s2e1c, South Dynon, 2/7/1975, [oPJV]BF080 HH 7 - s2p, South Dynon, 2/7/1975, [oPJV]AL720 HH 9, [sPJV]AL710 HH 10, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]11113 HH 10 - Ararat Loco s1e2c, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]11116 HH 10 - Ararat Loco s2e1c, Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]BM405 HH 10 - body, station ground, Yarrawonga, 11/5/1980, [oPJV]11114 HH 10 - lettering: AL 7.5(5), Ararat, 29/4/1978, [oPJV]AN244 HH 10 - Loco Van Ararat, Ballarat, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]AA387 HH 11, 1974, [oPJV]AU786 HH 11 - body with ZB 7 body, Bet Bet, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]BX720 HH 11 - body, Loco Van South Dynon, Bet Bet, 22/4/1979, [oPJV]AX945 HH 11 - body, Old Church of Christ, Bet Bet, 2/1996, [oNXB]AA385 HH 11 - distant view, [oPJV]AL711 HH 11 - s1e2, South Dynon, 20/5/1975, [oPJV]CN047 HH 11 - South Dynon Loco, s2e2, 1980s, [oBAU]
No diagrams found for HH
File c209m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 26/8/2007