ZB class Bogie Brake vans

The ZB class brake vans were built to provide passenger accommodation on goods trains where the two compartments and lavatory provided by the ZA class was felt to be too lavish. Most were built new but number 1926 was, at least nominally, a conversion of a BC class Agricultural bank manager's van.

Number 2532 met an early end due to a crash in November 1949.

ZB10600 was the Port Hedland van and was written off when that isolated line closed. Two ZB class vans were painted Green and Cream in the late forties (214 in May 1949 and 208 in June 1949) but most spent their lives in Indian red or later Larch Green.

 

When the W.A.G.R. stopped providing passenger accommodation on goods trains the ZA and ZB class vans were made redundant. Several of the ZB class vans were converted into Z class brake vans (types 19a and b). The first conversion (Z217 in October 1968) had an all-steel body (type 19a). Later conversions used plywood (type 19b).

Number

Issued to traffic

New Number

Date

Electric Light

Converted to

Written off

ZB1160

December 1933

ZB202

?

May 1961

Z202 - October 1969

July 1985

ZB1926

April 1927

ZB203

?

-

-

July 1961

ZB2532

December 1933

ZB204

January 1939

-

-

May 1950

ZB3333

December 1933

ZB205

?

March 1961

-

September 1965

ZB10600

December 1926

ZB206

?

-

-

November 1951

ZB10601

December 1926

ZB207

?

March 1961

-

November 1977

ZB10602

December 1926

ZB208

?

May 1961

VW5145 -September 1971

November 1977

ZB10603

December 1926

ZB209

?

May 1961

Z209 - April 1970

July 1985.

ZB10604

December 1927

ZB210

July 1939

May 1961

VW5106 June 1966

August 1973

ZB10605

December 1927

ZB211

?

May 1961

VW5119 February 1968

May 1991

ZB10606

December 1927

ZB212

?

May 1960

-

February 1968

ZB10607

December 1927

ZB213

?

May 1960

-

June 1977

ZB10608

December 1927

ZB214

?

May 1950

-

June 1970

ZB10609

January 1928

ZB215

?

March 1961

Z215 -December 1968

January 1985

ZB10610

January 1928

ZB216

?

May 1961

Z216 - July 1970

August 1985

ZB10611

January 1928

ZB217

?

May 1961

Z 217- October 1968

April 1982

ZB10612

January 1928

ZB218

?

May 1960

-

January 1973

ZB10613

January 1928

ZB219

?

May 1961

Z219 - September 1969

August 1974

ZB10614

February 1928

ZB220

?

May 1961

-

March 1972

 

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