U (278 - 560)
U 366 at Bendigo, May 15 1977
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent
|These were the first all steel U vans, U vans numbered lower than 278 were wooden bodies on steel undeframes.This series were constructed in several batches.
The last group had a different handbrake arrangement
BELOW: U 365 was built at Ballarat in 1899 with air brake equipment but was not equipped with auto couplers until 1931.
BELOW: U 328 was built at Newport July 1899, autocoupled in 1931, this photo is circa 1934.
Frank Kelly collection
U 493, built at Newport 1906. Dandenong Jan. 1978
U 323 at Woodend. March 1978.
U 292. Built at Newport 1898. Williamstown, April 1978.
U 488 at Williamstown, 1978
U 510 with its non standard doors, at Oakleigh. Dec. 1976
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan
End view of U 449
BELOW: Steam Era Models HO scale U van available from SEM
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