ELX open wagon
ELX 133: built new March 1968
|A modern version of the E open wagon, ELX's saw service all over the state in many different types of service.Early ELX's had plain sides but most were converted to corrugated sides in later years. The large number gap was because the S.A.R. built ELX's too whose numbers slotted in between the VR ELX's. More of these wagons were built but they went into service as VOCX's
ELX 1 - 92 were built as "ELF" and coded to ELX 1964 - 1965
ELX 22 built as ELF 22: June 1962. Coded to ELX July 1965. April 1980 it was coded to VOBX 22
ELX 44 at Port Melbourne, 1979.
ABOVE: ELF 7 and BELOW ELF 43 at Nth Dynon, Nov. 1962.
Note the different styles of VR logos and absence of handbrake patch on ELF 7.
Official VR photos
ELX 66 had heavy duty sides and is seen here loaded with briquettes circa 1978
Photo courtesy Peter J Vincent
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