ABU - First/Second Class Sitting Car


The ABU were introduced to service between 1961 and 1970. They were converted from ABW_ cars and retained the same numbers.

There were fifty one cars recoded. The numbers were: 2 - 52.

The reason for the conversions was to segregate large and small capacity ABW carriages. Small capacity cars were recoded to ABU, large capacity ABW cars retained their coding.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'ABU  '

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

   BG497 ABU 23 - s2e2, Flinders Street Yard, 16/10/1975, [oPJV]
   AA553 ABU 25, Flinders Street, c1975, [oPJV]
   AA554 ABU 25, Maldon, 1996, [sPJV]
   BI862 ABU 25 - heads row of stored wooden cars, Melbourne Yard, 18/1/1982, [oPJV]
   BP952 ABU 26 - scrapping, graffitti: ABN 26/Vicrail logo, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1982, [oPJV]
   CM940 ABU 31, Spencer Street, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BD186 ABU 32 - coupled to ABU 40(r), part view couplings, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BD155 ABU 32 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BP964 ABU 32 - s2e1, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BP771 ABU 32 - Steamrail, Newport Workshops, 2/3/1982, [oPJV]
   BP772 ABU 40, Newport Workshops, 2/3/1982, [oPJV]
   AA555 ABU 40, Newport Workshops, 12/12/1977, [oPJV]
   BD186 ABU 40 - coupled to ABU 32(l), part view couplings, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BD156 ABU 40 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BP963 ABU 40 - s2e1, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1982, [oPJV]
   AA556 ABU 50, c1975, [oPJV]
   BD157 ABU 50 - s1e2c, Spencer Street, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BP950 ABU 52 - cars for scrap, bodies on ground, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1982, [oPJV]
   BD158 ABU 52 - s1e2, Spencer Street, 20/10/1976, [oRXO]
   BP951 ABU 52 - scrapping, Newport Workshops, 1/4/1982, [oPJV]
   No diagrams found for ABU   

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File c318m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 9/10/2007