AB / AB^{H} - 1st/2nd Class Fixed Wheel Carriage

The class 'AB' was a fixed wheel sitting carriage with combined compartments for First Class and Second Class passengers. The First Class compartments were wider, allowing for more legroom.

Vehicles in this group were built between 1859 and 1887. Ten more carriages were converted to AB in 1892. The class numbers were 1 to 157.

Between 1888 and 1904, the class was progressively converted for other uses. Classes recoded to were: _B__, _BH_,TBO_, WMA_ and _WS_. Only ten were scrapped between 1890 and 1900. Car AB 118 was placed into excursion traffic as ABH 118 about 1900.

During the 1910 recoding the class letters 'AB' were altered to _XY_. Other conversions saw cars go to XYH_ and _YH_.

The car ABH 118 was relettered to XYH_ 15 in the 1910 recoding. It was removed from service in 1913.

Photos for 'AB '

FileID Description................................................CR178 AB - body, Humevale, 1940s, [sIBC]CR194 AB - body, gable roofed, water tank, front, Humevale, 2/1967, [oARH]CR180 AB - bogie, bogie on stilts, Humevale, 1940s, [sIBC]CR210 AB - bogie, white body, with gable roof, Humevale, 1960s, [sARH]DE781 AB - Mallee car type, roof vents, Warburton, 1920s, [oPTC]CQ243 AB - Recruiting train, Desk car, c1941, [oPTC]CQ241 AB - Recruiting train, Interview desks, c1941, [oPTC]CQ242 AB - Recruiting train, Medical compt, side 1, c1941, [oPTC]CQ240 AB - Recruiting train, Medical compt, side 2, c1941, [oPTC]CV846 AB - split body as holiday house, Vaughn, 1/11/1997, [oPJV]CR235 AB - white body/gable roof added/sharp, Humevale, 1960s, [sARH]AM757 AB - body, Manor, [oPJV]AM762 AB - body, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AM761 AB - body, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AM760 AB - body, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AM764 AB - body, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AM766 AB - body, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AM767 AB - body, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AM768 AB - body, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AR727 AB - body, Manor, [oPJV]AR728 AB - body, Manor, [oPJV]AM758 AB - body, Manor, [sPJV]AM763 AB - body 4, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AM765 AB - body 6, Manor, 1996, [oPJV]AH860 AB - body as house, Vaughn, [sDMG]AH859 AB - body as house, Vaughn, [sDMG]AR276 AB - body as house, Vaughn, 1996, [oPJV]AR276 AB - body, as house, Vaughn, 1996, [oPJV]BA359 AB - car body, Manor, c1994, [oPJV]CQ239 AB 3 - RAAF Recruiting train/3cars, Spencer Street, c1941, [oPTC]AA538 AB 8, 8/1922, [oPTC]AS181 AB 8, 1922, [oPTC]AF584 AB 8, c1924, [oPTC]AA528 AB 12 - body, ARHS Museum, [oPJV]AA529 AB 12 - history board, ARHS Museum, 1989, [oPJV]AA533 AB 32, c1925, [oMDN]AA537 AB 67, [sPJV]AA847 AB 67*, 1925, [oMDN]AU491 AB 74, Spencer Street, 1960's, [sFXK]AA006 AB 75, [oMDN]AW683 AB 75, [oMDN]AU290 AB 75, Spencer Street, c1924, [oMDN]AA957 AB 75 - Mansard roof, 1925, [oMDN]AA530 AB 136 - body (fw), ARHS Museum, [oPJV]

Diagrams for 'AB '

FileID Description................................................BF639 AB - (4 dia inc Mallee type), ex ABAB, [sPJV]BF671 AB - (ABAB) 2 dia, [sPJV]BF670 AB - (ABAB) 4 dia, 1909, [sPJV]BF514 AB - 2 x diagrams, [oDO4]BF513 AB - 4 x diagrams, [oDO4]BF638 AB - 6 compt, 1908, [sPJV]BF638 AB - 7compt, 1908, [sPJV]BF668 AB - ABab (4 dia), 1907, [sPJV]BF640 AB - American saloon, [sPJV]BF638 AB - bogie, 1908, [sPJV]AK446 AB - fixed wheel/body, Manor, [oPJV]AK447 AB - fixed wheel/body sketch, Manor, [sPJV]BF638 AB - JS Mansard roof/std sw-d, 1908, [sPJV]AS475 AB - single bogie, [oPTC]BF503 AB - 6 compt bogie, [sPJV]

No photos found for ABH

No diagrams found for ABH

**File c371m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 23/10/2007**