BH - Economy Class Interurban Car


For short haul interurban services, surplus 'Harris' electric suburban carriages were drastically modified for diesel haulage.

Asbestos was removed, doors blanked, interurban seating provided and the cars fitted for head end power. The cars were also fitted with air-conditioning units as used on suburban Comeng trains and they were fitted with chemical retention toilets.

The carriages were classes BH, the 'H' an indication of 'Harris' train heritage. The car numbers were 141 to 153. The conversions were done between 1983 and 1985.

BH cars were converted from _T__ and _BT_ cars. Car 153 was a 75' power door Harris trailer.

The train sets were were marshalled into three car sets; usually BTH_-BH-BCH_.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'BH  '

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

   AI220 BH 1, Newport Workshops, 1982, [oPJV]
   BL305 BH 1 - bogie, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL309 BH 1 - bogie date 7/8/79, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL307 BH 1 - door, e1@s2, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL303 BH 1 - e2@s1 / bogie, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BI755 BH 1 - ex SAR, into Npt by mistake?, Newport Workshops, 11/11/1982, [oPJV]
   BL306 BH 1 - lettering, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL310 BH 1 - lift date BNL DW 8.86, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL308 BH 1 - s1e1, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL302 BH 1 - s1e2, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BL304 BH 1 - Waybill card for transfer Npt-Spots, Spotswood Workshops, 12/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BB064 BH 141 - Vline, Newport Workshops, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   AT861 BH 143 - Vline, Spencer Street, 9/1992, [oPJV]
   DH646 BH 143 - VLP, Spencer Street, 28/7/2003, [oPJV]
   AT876 BH 144 - Vline, Spencer Street, 9/1992, [oPJV]
   BB062 BH 146 - 3 car set transfer, Newport Workshops, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BB061 BH 146 - part view, Vline, transfer coupler, Newport Workshops, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   AT846 BH 146 - Vline, Spencer Street, 9/1992, [oPJV]
   BB063 BH 146 - Vline, Newport Workshops, 18/6/1984, [oPJV]
   DE498 BH 148 - VLP, Bacchus Marsh, 21/4/2003, [oPJV]
   AT849 BH 150 - Vline, Spencer Street, 9/1992, [oPJV]
   DJ628 BH 150 - Vline, Newport Workshops, 25/8/1984, [oPJV]
   DJ630 BH 153 - Socimi bogie, Newport Workshops, 11/10/1985, [oPJV]
   DJ629 BH 153 - Socimi bogies, long car, Newport Workshops, 11/10/1985, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'BH  '

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

   BF519 BH - 6 x dia, [oDO4]
   BF520 BH - 6 x dia/2, [oD04]
   BF521 BH - 6 x dia/3, [oD04]
   BF522 BH - 6 x dia/4, [oD04]
   BF523 BH 114, [oD04]

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File c394m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 31/10/2007