ESX bulkhead/flat wagon

Number in Class 26
Number group 1 - 26
Construction period 1964 - 1965
In service 1964 - end
1979 recode VODX
Where built Newport W.S.
Modeling Austrains in HO scale
Basically an ELX with heavy duty ends and most of the side section missing, the ESX's main use was for pipe transport although they were often pressed into sawn timber traffic. In later years they were used in slab steel traffic

ESX 3 at Dandenong, 1978

In the 70's and early 80's ESX's were often seen in Eastern line timber traffic as seen here at Dandenong, 1978.

ESX 13 at Westall, May 1977
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

ESX 21 at Nth Geelong yard. April 6 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

ESX 24 at Westall. 1978

The following 5 photos were taken in Oct. 1964 at Sth Dynon and show ESX 1 in brand new condition.
Official VR photos

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