Z class Bogie Brake vans Z114-153

This group of forty vans were the first bogie brake vans to dispense with the end platform apart from the AJ (later ZJ) class passenger vans. In effect these were a shorter version of the AJ but were never classed as coaching stock. Between the two world wars they were the second most numerous type of Z class van on the W.A.G.R. Apart from the fitting of electric light in the 1950's they were largely unaltered throughout their careers.

An outline of the history of the individual vans is given in the table below.

Some other points worth noting are that Z9718 was re-bodied in June 1927 but it is not known whether this was any different from the standard. Z9725 was used for rabbit traffic in 1929. Z137 had an extra 2 tons of ballast added to the underframe in March 1969 and was marked "For use between Bunbury and Boyup Brook only". Z142 was written back in April 1944 but it is believed to have been fitted with a new type 15a body.

First number

Issued to traffic

New number

Date renumbered

Electric light fitted

Written off

Z9705

September 1915

Z114

March 1939

September 1948

July 1972

Z9706

October 1915

Z115

November 1938

December 1949

March 1984

Z9707

October 1915

Z116

March 1939

September 1954

April 1973

Z9708

November 1915

Z117

October 1940

November 1955

August 1974

Z9709

September 1915

Z118

December 1939

April 1951

July 1978

Z9710

September 1915

Z119

May 1939

September 1951

 August 1963 to JETTY 203

Z9711

September 1915

Z120

September 1939

March 1947

June 1949

Z9712

September 1915

Z121

April 1939

June 1950

April 1974

Z9713

October 1915

Z122

December 1938

October 1949

January 1985

Z9714

September 1915

Z123

February 1939

August 1950

June 1967

Z9717

September 1915

Z124

June 1940

March 1950

June 1984

Z9718

October 1915

Z125

September 1942

April 1951

November 1977

Z9719

October 1915

Z126

March 1939

January 1956

November 1977

Z9720

September 1915

Z127

December 1939

October 1948

January 1985

Z9721

October 1915

Z128

April 1940

August 1950

December 1954

Z9722

November 1915

Z129

May 1940

April 1947

August 1985

Z9725

November 1915

Z130

June 1939

July 1950

April 1982

Z9726

September 1915

Z131

April 1939

December 1951

November 1977

Z9727

November 1915

Z132

June 1939

August 1945

November 1985

Z9728

September 1915

Z133

November 1939

July 1950

January 1985

Z10029

December 1913

Z134

March 1939

March 1947

March 1984

Z10030

December 1913

Z135

January 1941

November 1955

June 1979

Z10031

December 1913

Z136

February 1939

December 1955

March 1984

Z10032

December 1913

Z137

March 1939

October 1948

August 1979

Z10033

December 1913

Z138

April 1941

November 1950

January 1985

Z10034

April 1914

Z139

June 1941

December 1955

August 1974

Z10035

April 1914

Z140

July 1941

October 1950

November 1977

Z10036

April 1914

Z141

February 1940

September 1948

November 1977

Z10037

April 1914

Z142

March 1939

-

December 1942

Z10038

April 1914

Z143

May 1940

May 1951

November 1985

Z10039

June 1914

Z144

November 1938

April 1950

November 1977

Z10040

June 1914

Z145

October 1938

September 1948

January 1985

Z10041

June 1914

Z146

March 1939

May 1947

May 1975

Z10042

June 1914

Z147

September 1939

December 1950

January 1985

Z10043

June 1914

Z148

December 1938

February 1952

January 1985

Z10044

June 1914

Z149

November 1939

June 1949

January 1985

Z10045

June 1914

Z150

November 1938

December 1955

March 1984

Z10046

June 1914

Z151

May 1940

November 1955

August 1963 to JETTY 200

Z10047

June 1914

Z152

April 1937

August 1956

January 1985

Z10048

June 1914

Z153

August 1937

December 1949

June 1984

 

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