FQX/F container/flat wagon

 


ABOVE: FQF 583 at Geelong Feb. 8 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

Number in Class 435
Number group 501 - 935
Construction period 1968 - 1978
In service 1968 - end
1979 recode VQCX, VQCY
Where built Newport, Bendigo W.S.
DIAGRAMS
Modeling S.E.M. makes a supurb HO model kit # R13

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.

In 1977 100 FQX's were re-coded to FQF

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
935 BO 1978

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