Victorian Goldfields Railway

STOCK REGISTER - Part VI - GOODS (N-Z)


'NN' BOGIE BALLAST HOPPER

46 units of 30 ton capacity (Nos 1 - 45) built at Newport Workshops in 1907. 100 of 31 ton capacity (Nos 46 - 145) were built at Newport Workshops in 1950 - 51. Recoded VHWA.

NN40 at Muckleford. Photo by William Maylor
Photo: NN 40 at Muckleford

  • NN 40 (recoded to VZMA 40L prior to transfer to VGR)
    • In VGR service
    • On loan to South Gippsland Railway to mid 2003, transferred to VGR for use on Muckleford - Castlemaine Junction Project.

NN 68 at Work on the Regional Fast Rail Project at Castlemaine 13.08.05
Photo: NN 68 on the Mainline at Castlemaine

  • NN 68 (VHWA 68 - P)
    • From 6.5.2004 on hire to John Holland for use on Fast Rail Project.
  • NN 126 (VHWA 126)
    • From 6.5.2004 on hire to John Holland for use on Fast Rail Project.

'OT' 4 WHEEL OIL TANK

19OT at Maldon. VGR Photo by Peter Mellor
Photo: 19 Oil Tank at Maldon

  • 19 OIL TANK
    • 1925 Built at Newport Workshops for Commonwealth Oil Refineries Coy. One of four identical units. 3000 gallon capacity single compartment tank with bottom outlet.
    • 1934 Modified for Alliance long top automatic coupling.
    • 1977 Stored.
    • 1982 Off VR register.
    • 1986 Obtained by CMRPS.
    • In VGR service as Loco. Fuel Oil storage tank.
    • Notes: Bears identification as BP tank (successor to C.O.R.). This riveted tank is anchored against longitudinal displacement on the steel underframe by wooden beams and steel rods in tension.
  • 26 OIL TANK
    • 1925 Built at Newport Workshops for Commonwealth Oil Refineries Coy. One of four identical units. 3000 gallon capacity single compartment tank with bottom outlet.
    • 1934 Modified for Alliance long top automatic coupling
    • 1977 Stored
    • 1982 Off VR register
    • 1986 Obtained by CMRPS.
    • In VGR service as Loco. Fuel Oil storage tank.
    • Notes: Welded tank without longitudinal displacement bracing as on 19 above.
  • 54 OIL TANK
    • One of 16 similar tank wagons built at Newport Workshops 1926-27 for the Shell Oil Company. This unit is a 4500 gallon single compartment tank with top and bottom outlet.
  • 76 OIL TANK
    • One of 16 similar tank wagons built at Newport Workshops 1926-27 for the Shell Oil Company. This unit is a 4500 gallon single compartment tank with top and bottom outlet.

'P' 4 WHEEL POWDER VAN FOR EXPLOSIVES

P 22 at Muckleford 11.03.06
Photo: P22 at Muckleford

A total of 45 (poss. 51) units built at Newport Workshops. Nos 1 - 25, 1953-54 and Nos 26 - 45, 1958-59. Westinghouse brake & automatic coupling fitted from new.

  • P 8
    • 1954 Built at Newport Workshops.
  • P 22
    • 1955 Built at Newport Workshops
    • 1960 Underframe strengthened at Newport Workshops
    • In VGR service
  • P 43
    • 1958 Built at Newport Workshops

'QB' BOGIE WELL WAGON

QB6 at Maldon. VGR Photo by Peter Mellor
Photo: QB6 at Maldon

First QB was built in 1902 as a boiler transport wagon.

  • QB 6
    • 1913 Built at Newport Workshops. Westinghouse air brake. Plate frame bogies
    • 1931 Modified with Alliance bottom operated automatic coupling
    • 1973 Handbrake altered at Newport Workshops
    • **** Roller bearing bogies fitted
    • 1979 Reclassified VWAA 6 at North Melbourne Workshops
    • In VGR service
  • VWHA 4-T ex QB 4
    • In VGR service

'QN' BOGIE BALLAST HOPPER

QN 22 at Muckleford 21.07.03
Photo: QN22 at Muckleford

91 of these 26 ton capacity ballast hoppers built at Newport Workshops between 1910 and 1913. Westinghouse brake fitted from new. Used for ballast and rail transport.

  • QN 22
    • 1911 Built at Newport Workshops.
    • 1931 Modified for Alliance top operated automatic coupling
    • 1979 Reclassified VHNA at Ballarat Nth Workshops
    • 1985 Off VR register
    • In VGR service as ballast hopper
    • Notes: All riveted construction. Plate frame bogies
  • QN 79
    • 1913 Built at Newport Workshops
    • 1931 Modified for Alliance top operated automatic coupling
    • 1983 Off VR register
    • 1986 Purchased by CMRPS
    • In VGR service as ballast hopper
    • Notes: Combination of rivet and welded construction. Plate frame bogies

'QR' BOGIE OPEN WAGON

QR272 (VOWA2272) at Muckleford. VGR Photo by Peter Mellor
Photo: QR272 (VOWA2272) at Muckleford

26 ton capacity bogie open wagons with wooden drop sides, used for general goods and sleeper transport. 201 units built between 1889 and 1892. Recoded VOWA under National Rail Vehicle Code.

No 1 built at Newport in 1889
Nos 2 - 151 built by Wright & Edwards at Braybrook 1890-91
Nos 152 - 201 built by Railways Department at Braybrook 1892

  • QR 196
    • 1892 Built by Railways Department at Braybrook. Trussed underframe.
    • **** Modified to bar underframe
    • 1980 Reclassified VOWA 196 at Bendigo Workshops
    • At Bendigo Workshops

Units 202 - 376 group details not to hand

  • QR 272
    • 1915 Built at Newport Workshops. Trussed underframe
    • 1966 Modified to bar underframe at Ballarat Nth Workshops
    • 1979 Reclassified VOWA 272 at North Melbourne. Workshops
    • 1985 Renumbered VOWA 2272 [X] at Bendigo Workshops
    • Notes: Carries sign - METROPOLITAN TRANSIT

30 units of 31 ton capacity built at Newport Workshops in 1927 (Nos 377 - 406). An additional unit built in 1930 (No 407).


'U' 4 WHEEL LOUVRE VAN

For the transport of perishable goods such as fruit, milk, eggs, fresh meat and live animals in crates.

  • U 931 Metal body unit
    • At Maldon - used in loco. compound as store. Off tracked

U 102 at Maldon. Photo by William Maylor
Photo: U 102 at Muckleford

  • U 102 Timber body unit.
    • One of 37 units built at Newport Workshops between 1888 and 1896.
    • 1957 - Converted for use as mobile carpenters van and renumbered to HD49.
    • 1999 - Received by VGR from Bright Station Museum

'UB' BOGIE LOUVRE VAN

60 units altered from fixed wheel 15 ton 'U' vans at Newport Workshops in 1933 to permit running on passenger trains without speed restriction of fixed wheel vehicles.

UB18 at Maldon. VGR Photo by William Maylor
Photo: UB 18 at Maldon

  • UB 18
    • 1925 Built Newport Workshops as 6 wheel metal louvre van U 1057
    • 1933 Bogies replaced fixed wheels. Reclassified UB 18
    • 1954 Modified for automatic coupling
    • 1959 Bar Frame fitted at Ballarat Workshops
    • 1979 Off VR register

'VZMA' BOGIE WHEEL TRANSPORT

VZMA92 at Castlemaine. VGR Photo by Peter Mellor
Photo: VZMA92 at Castlemaine

  • VZMA 92 [A]

'WT' 4 WHEEL WATER TANK

192WT at Muckleford. VGR Photoby William Maylor
Photo: 192WT at Muckleford

  • 192 WT
    • 1915 Built at Newport. 2000 gallon all riveted tank for transport of water for Domestic Use.
    • 1960's Riveted tank sides replaced by welded panels
    • 1986 Purchased by CMRPS
  • WT 229 - 1500 gallon tank on I wagon with doors removed.
  • WT 531 - 2300 gallon tank on frame of earlier vehicle.
    • Unserviceable condition.

'Z' 6 WHEEL GUARDS VAN

333ZL at Maldon. VGR Photo by Peter Mellor
Photo: 333ZL at Maldon

  • 333 ZL - In VGR service
  • 456 ZL - At Maldon
  • 518 ZL - In VGR servic

BOGIE OIL TANKS EX SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Caltex

ACTL8490 at Castlemaine. VGR Photo by Peter Mellor
Photo: ACTL8490 at Castlemaine

  • ACTL 8490 - Q
  • TCA 8489 - U