FJ flour wagons

Number in Class 12
Number group 1 - 12
Construction period 1960
In service 1964 - end
Where built Newport
Modeling BGB made a resin kit

The FJ's trace their origins back to the pulverised brown coal CK wagons. A timeline of their conversions can be found on the J wagon page.

By the late 70's only 2 FJ's (8 & 9) remained in service.

FJ's needed a supply of compressed air in order to discharge their contents. I only saw them at Westall, they were loaded at Albury.

FJ 9 at Westall, March 1979
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

ABOVE: FJ 3 at Glenroy, July 1967
official VR photo

ABOVE: FJ 4, Jan 1966
official VR photo

ABOVE & BELOW: FJ 7, both photos are recorded as having been photographed in 1967
official VR photos

ABOVE: FJ 11 at Melbourne yard 1967
official VR photo

BELOW: FJ 11 after conversion to J 41 (note the reduced height hopper)
J 41 at Bendigo June 1979
photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


ABOVE: FX 2 at Footscray April 1963
official VR photo

The article below is from the Feb. 1966 VR Newsletter

Page last updated Mon, Jan 4, 2010