AGV, ZAG and ZG class Brake vans

The life expired AG class coaches built by Metropolitan RCW Co in the 1880's were converted to AGV class brake vans in 1935. One other coach (AGB9) had originally been a member of this class, but had become an AGB class buffet car, was also converted to an AGV at this time. It had a completely different body and is treated on a separate page.

The whole class was reclassified to ZAG and then finally ZG as shown in the table below. Throughout they retained their original carriage numbers.

 

No.

Converted to AGV

Reclassified ZAG

Reclassified ZG

Fate

8

December 1935

June 1936

May 1940

Worked Bunbury-Roelands section from March 1939.

Demolished December 1950. Written off January 1951

10

June 1935

June 1936

May 1940

Written off November 1947

11

-

April 1938

May 1940

Written off August 1960

14

June 1935

June 1936

April 1940

To VC1441 November 1947

15

-

April 1938

May 1940

"Rebuilt" March 1942 with new frame from Z111. Renumbered as Z15 October 1943

16

December 1935

June 1936

May 1940

Written off November 1947

18

September 1935

June 1936

May 1940

To VW6790 September 1949 (later became VS6790)

 

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