ZF bogie guards vans

ZF 44 at Arden Street, 1978

Number in Class 50
Number group 1 - 50
Construction period 1970 - 1972
In service 1970 - end
1979 recode VVDY
Where built Newport W.S.
These were the second guards vans to carry the ZF code as the ZLP's were built as ZF's.

ZF's were seen all over the state. From 1979 onwards at least 16 vans were modified with the addition of a passenger compartment. These vans had an extra window and one of the large sliding doors was replaced with a smaller door (see photo below of ZF 27) Vans known to have been modified are: 2, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 35, 39, 47, 50.

ZF 27 showing the narrow door and extra window that was fitted to ZF's that had an extra crew compartment, Sept. 1980
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent

Classleader ZF 1 at Castlemaine, 1979

ZF 15 at West Footscray (above) and at Nth Melbourne workshops (below) 1978

This extra class/number stencil on ZF 38 was not common, in fact it may have been a "one off" Jan. 1983
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent

Unknown ZF brings up the rear of a down Seymour goods at Kilmore East, Nov. 4 1978

Photo below is from the April 1971 VR Newsletter

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