ZD guards vans

Number in Class 16
Number group 19 - 619
Construction period
In service 1975 - early 80's
Where built
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Modeling
Another variant of the standard Z van was the ZD, the D meaning "dual coupled" that is, being equipped with a automatic coupler and a screw coupling. When the screw coupler was in use the auto coupler was turned aside as in the photo above. Because they had screw couplers ZD's kept their buffers to the end.

The ZD were recodes from ZP's which were allowed 60 MPH on passenger trains. The recoding took place in the mid to late 70's

ZD numbers were: 19, 31, 211, 237, 239, 260, 468, 469, 470, 471, 494, 500, 600, 604, 611, 619

ZD 31 at Brooklyn, 1978



ABOVE: ZD 468 at Traralgon, March 1978.
BELOW: Preserved at Trentham 2011


ZD 469 at Bendigo, Nov. 1976
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


ZD 494 at Bendigo, March 1978



ZD 500 at Woodend, March 1978


ZD 619 at Bendigo, March 1978

page last updated Sat, Feb 19, 2011