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Wagons and containers

Photos of various freight wagons - if I know what train they are on then the photos are sorted into albums by operator and service, otherwise they are in albums by wagon code. You can view the new wagon and container photos in the order they were uploaded at this page.

AGWF grain hoppers

Ex-Westrail narrow gauge grain hoppers, converted to standard gauge by current owner ARG / QR National for use on their new NSW grain contract.

BGGX / BGGY grain hoppers

October 27, 2015

SSR Bendigo have refurbished a number of Victorian VHGY type grain hoppers as the BGGX / BGGY class

CFTX rail flats

Originally CFSX / VZSX coded manual sleeper discharge wagons, in 2007 a number were painted bright yellow and converted into rail flats. Brought down to Melbourne, soon afterwards they went into storage at SSR Bendigo. The V/Line addenda says they were numbered 6101 - 6012.

CGDY grain hoppers

Owned by CFCLA, 42 were built in 2003-04 by Alstom Ballarat

CHMF ballast hoppers

Broad gauge and CFLCA owned, they are recoded V/Line VZMF hoppers

CHOY ballast hoppers

Broad gauge CFCLA owned ballast hoppers, with remote control discharge equipment and larger bottom discharge doors. Converted from CHMF hoppers, which were recoded V/Line VZMF hoppers. Since taking over the contract to operate Melbourne's rail network, Metro Trains Melbourne have hired these from CFCLA, operating trains using hired diesel locomotives. Their CHOY ballast hoppers are been rebranded and fitted with lighting, powered by generator wagon CFSX 125G.

CHQY ballast hoppers

Standard gauge CFCLA owned ballast hoppers, with remote control discharge equipment

Concrete sleeper flats

Wagons used to carry concrete sleepers, both broad and standard gauges

Container flats - PN Warrnambool freight

Various broad gauge container wagons was used by Pacific National on their Warrnambool service

Container flats - QR National MA6/AM6

Container wagons as used by QR National on their MA6/AM6 Melbourne-Adelaide trains

Container flats - QR National MB7/BM7

Container wagons as used by QR National on their MB7/BM7 Melbourne-Sydney-Brisbane trains

Containers - flat racks

Flat rack containers are often used to carry large or unusual loads that would not fit into a standard shipping container

Containers - gensets and wagons

Container mounted generator sets are provided on many trains to supply power to refrigerated containers, with wagons being equipped with electrical cabling

Containers - grain containers

Assorted CFCLA containerised grain containers

Containers - tanktainers

Tanks in the form of an ISO container

CQRX wagons

Built as 75' long SFX / VFLX flat wagons for the Victorian Railways. Today used as side or end discharge rail transport flat wagons, concrete sleeper transport, carrying spoil containers, or as container flats

Crew cars

Also known as relay vans, crew cars are a passenger carriage specially fitted out for the use of train drivers, they are used by a number of freight operators on long distance services to cut down on the number of crew changes.

El Zorro flat wagons

Miscellaneous wagons owned by El Zorro. Many of the older ones are either ancient ex-VR 'S' wagons, or various other other cut down junk.

HD wagons

The HD group was used by the Victorian Railways to classify a wide variety of departmental rolling stock used for non-revenue traffic

HZM wagons

A four wheeled wagon converted to carry bogies

KMQ wagons

Long wheelbase U, T and KAB four wheel wagons converted to carry 20 foot ISO containers during the 1970s and 1980s


Car carrying wagons used for Motorail services

NGGF sugar hoppers

Used to convey sugar from Grafton in NSW to the Manildra Group sidings at North Dynon

PQYY articulated container wagon

With a single bogie between the wells: most Australian multi-unit well wagons have separate bogies, the drawbars linking them instead

QQAY container flats

Built in 2000 as the BEZY class on the Queensland narrow gauge, in late 2004 a number were converted to standard gauge by QR National as the QQAY class.

QQEY container flats

Ex-Australian National container wagons now owned by QR National, fitted with electrical connections for refrigerated containers


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