FQX/F container/flat wagon
The FQX class was VR's primary container wagon for many years. They were most often seen on interstate freights but also were used in intrastate traffic. The numbers started at 501 because S.A.R. had similar wagons that numbered up to 500.
Most FQX's were built without lashing rails, I am unsure if any later group were built with lashing rails but many (most?) were retrofitted with lashing rails in the 1970's. When lashing rails were fitted the number board was lowered and hung under the floor level.
|PJV class history list for FQX|
|# group||Where built||Year|
|501 - 578||NP||1969|
|579 - 625||NP||1970|
|626 - 675||NP||1971|
|676 - 700||NP||1972|
|701 - 825||NP||1973|
|826 - 874||BO||1975|
|875 - 925||BO||1976|
|926 - 934||BO||1977|
ABOVE: FQF 509 loaded with MC cattle containers at Dandenong, 1978
ABOVE: FQF 521, at Ballarat. Photo date 1978
ABOVE: FQX 539 at Somerton Oct. 1977
Photo courtesy Peter J Vincent
FQX 664 at Geelong Feb. 8 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler
ABOVE & BELOW: FQX 623 at Nth Melb workshops 1978.
ABOVE: FQX 633 at the Contrans yard, Dynon, 1978.
ABOVE: FQX 643 at Port Melbourne 1978.
ABOVE: FQX 676 at Port Melbourne 1978.
ABOVE: FQX 751 at Ararat, 1978
ABOVE: FQX 811 at Ararat 1978