BN - Economy Sitting Car


There were nineteen Economy Class sittings cars introduced to service 1981/1982. They were classed BN. The numbers were: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 and 28.

'N' cars were given numbers 1 to 57 and different classes allocated within the number group.

The cars were originally introduced as three car sets; eg 1BN-2BN-3ACN_ ( Set N1 ). However with the introduction of BRN_, Refreshment cars, the original sets were split.

Car sets were numbered N1, N2, etc and were called 'N' sets. By the early 1990's, passenger traffic increased saw the sets increased to four cars. These four car sets were called 'FN' sets.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'BN  '

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

   DJ642 BN - car shell, orange, no fittings, Newport Workshops, 4/8/1982, [oPJV]
   BO999 BN - eX, shell, Newport Workshops, 4/8/1982, [oPJV]
   BO998 BN - shell, Newport Workshops, 4/8/1982, [oPJV]
   BS919 BN 4 - (l) cpld BRN 49 (r), rubber diaphrams, Flinders Street Yard, 11/1984, [oPJV]
   BS917 BN 4 - e2p, Flinders Street Yard, 11/1984, [oPJV]
   BS916 BN 4 - e2q, Flinders Street Yard, 11/1984, [oPJV]
   BS915 BN 4 - s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 11/1984, [oPJV]
   BE011 BN 4 - s2, at e1, tanks, a/c, Flinders Street Yard, 21/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BE009 BN 4 - s2e1, tanks, a/c, Vline, Flinders Street Yard, 21/8/1984, [oPJV]
   BE010 BN 4 - Vickers Ruwolt bogie, Flinders Street Yard, 21/8/1984, [oPJV]
   AT016 BN 4 - Vline, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   BK308 BN 7 - unlettered, Newport Workshops, 17/12/1981, [oPJV]
   BB095 BN 7 - Vline, Spencer Street, 19/6/1984, [oPJV]
   BK310 BN 8 - vic, Newport Workshops, 17/12/1981, [oPJV]
   DG142 BN 10 - H, VLP, Flinders Street, 16/6/2003, [oPJV]
   AT032 BN 10 - part view, Vic, Spencer Street, 21/8/1983, [oPJV]
   DK038 BN 10 - s1e2c, Vline, Albury, NSW, 7/7/1985, [oPJV]
   AI258 BN 11 - Regal colours, 1995, [sPJV]
   AS362 BN 13 - (l) - BRN 40(r) - coupled ends, diaphrams, Flinders Street Yard, 26/8/1983, [oPJV]
   CC213 BN 13 - e2p, Flinders Street Yard, 26/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AS360 BN 13 - part view lettering/logo, Flinders Street Yard, 26/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AS359 BN 13 - s2e2, Flinders Street Yard, 26/8/1983, [oPJV]
   AS358 BN 13 - Vic, s1e2, Flinders Street Yard, 26/8/1983, [oPJV]
   CW899 BN 17 - VLP, part view building, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CW897 BN 17 - VLP, power unit/lettering, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   BR410 BN 19, Flinders Street Yard, 26/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BR411 BN 19 - lettering, Flinders Street Yard, 26/11/1984, [oPJV]
   DD908 BN 23 - H, VLP, Spencer Street, 2/4/2003, [oPJV]
   DU333 BN 25 - D, VLP, Shepparton, 11/2002, [oGRE]
   BO791 BN 28 - bogie, Newport Workshops, 2/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BO794 BN 28 - eXp, Newport Workshops, 2/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BO795 BN 28 - eXq, Newport Workshops, 2/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BO792 BN 28 - logo / lettering, Newport Workshops, 2/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BO793 BN 28 - slack adjuster, Newport Workshops, 2/9/1982, [oPJV]
   BO790 BN 28 - vic, Newport Workshops, 2/9/1982, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'BN  '

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

   AS441 BN - diagram N-2, 1983, [oPTC]

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File c398m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 1/11/2007