FX flour wagons

Number in Class 17
Number group 1 - 17
Construction period 1966 - 1971
In service 1966 - late 70's
1979 recode VPFX
Where built Newport & Ballarat
Diagram (2 diagrams)
Modeling
The FX's main traffic was from Albury, N.S.W. to Westall and Williamstown Pier. Their design shares many similarities with JX cement hoppers, the main difference being that the FX's had 4 hoppers versus 3 hoppers on the JX.

Although capable of bogie exchange I do not know of any occasion that they ran on SG.


FX 3 at Williamstown Pier, Aug. 6 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler


FX 9 at Westall in 1979 (above)
(below Dec 1978, photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent)



FX 9 at Westall May 1977
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan



FX 10 at Williamstown Pier, 1978



VPFX 1 at Williamstown Pier, April 1980
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent



FX 12 at Westall, April 1978



ABOVE and BELOW: FX 1 at Melbourne yard, May 23 1968
Official VR photos



FX 3 at West Footscray Aug. 31 1966
Official VR photo

In 2015, SDS released a HO scale model of the FX class.

Page last updated Tue, Dec 1, 2015