BE economy class wooden compartment pass. cars


BE 47 (ex BDSE) at Geelong, Aug. 23 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

Number in Class
Number group 1 - 61
Construction period 1906 - 1923
In service 1910 - mid 80's
Where built Newport
Diagram
Model info. SEM make a HO kit that requires kitbashing
Found mainly on longer distance intrastate passes, the BE's had beautifully crafted interiors featuring nicely upholstered seats (8 per compartment) and fine woodwork, they rode supurbly at high speed.


BE 2 at Geelong, Sept. 28 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler



BE 12 at Spencer St, Oct. 14 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler



BE 21 at Geelong, Jan. 13 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler



BE 23 at Ballarat, Oct. 2 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler



BE 29 at Spencer Street, 1978

A badly damaged BE 27 just prior to scrapping at Newport, mid 1980s
Not that the underframe has been stripped of all equipment.

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