VSX louvre van

Number in Class 250
Number group 801 - 1050
Construction period 1972 - 1976
In service 1972 - end
1979 recode VLEX
Where built Ballarat workshops
Modeling On Track Models
The largest louvre van VR ever built the VSX's saw extensive service in interstate service all over Australia. The main variation within the class was that early VSX's had end louvres, later VSX's did not.

In 1978 approx 10 VSX's were recoded to VSF for dedicated freight centre traffic.

VSX 980 at Nth Geelong yard, July 7 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

VSF 1042 at Nth Geelong yard, Nov. 2 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

The article below is from the Jan. 1973 VR Newsletter