U (278 - 560)

U 366 at Bendigo, May 15 1977
Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent

Number in group 281
Number group 278, 281 - 560
Construction period 1897 - 1906
In service 1897 - early 80's
Where built Newport
Diagram
Modeling
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.
# group Year/s built Total
278 1897 1
281 - 310 1898 30
311 - 460 1899 - 1900 150
461 - 560 1906 100

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 510 with its non standard doors, at Oakleigh. Dec. 1976
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


End view of U 449

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