JX cement hoppers

Number in Class 158
Number group 1 - 108
Construction period 1963 - 1982
In service 1963 - end
1979 recode VPCX
Where built Newport and Ballarat
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Modeling Austrains make a plastic HO model
The JX's carried bulk cement, mainly from Waurn Ponds near Geelong, to many locations around the state. An air supply was required to unload them as they were not gravity discharge. In the mid 80's they were used to carry cement to NSW for the building on the new parliament house in Canberra, in this service they ran in blocks of about 15 - 30 wagons.

The last 50 (109 - 158) were built as VPCX

# group Dates built Where built
1 - 25 (25) 1963 - 1964 NP
26 - 35 (10) 1965 - 1966 NP
36 - 45 (10) 1968 NP
46 - 58 (13) 1970 - 1971 BT
59 - 108 (50) 1976 - 1977 BT
109 - 158 (50) 1981 - 1982 BO

JX 10 at Sth Dynon, Dec. 1977
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent



JX 39 at Nth Geelong, 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler



Builders photos at Newport, 1963.

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