ALX automobile transport

ALX 1 showing the fully enclosed sides of the first group built

Number in Class 58
Number group 1 - 58
Construction period 1962 - 1970
In service 1963 - end
1979 recode VMBX
Where built Newport
Diagram
PJV webpage on this class
Modeling
The ALX's saw almost exclusive use on interstate freights carrying finished cars from Melbourne to Sydney and Adelaide.

The 3 main variations are shown: closed and open sides.

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Built
Notes
1 - 8 1962 - 1963 fully closed sides (built as ALF)
9 - 22 1963 fully closed sides
23 - 42 1967 - ex MLX, 2 parallel side strips, most rebuilt to fully enclosed sides
43 - 58 1969 - 1970 completely open sides


ALF 1 as built, 1962
Official VR photo


ALX 2 at Nth Geelong yard, Sept. 20 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler



ALX 18 at Upfield loaded with XD Falcon's, May 19 1981
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


ALX 36 at Dry Creek (S.A.) 1979

 

ALX 37 is an ex MLX, this group had different sides until converted to fully covered.
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent.

ALX 38 circa 1978
Photo courtesy Kent Smiley



ALX 44 shows the completely open design of the last group built. At Nth Geelong yard Aug. 10 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler



ALX 55 at Dry Creek Sth Aust. 1979.



VMBX 56 at Albury, Aug. 1983


End view of ALX 36, note the dual (bifuricated) brake pipes, this was common on long vehicles to avoid the brake pipe hoses pulling apart on curves.

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