ZF Guards Vans

ABOVE: ZF 1 at Castlemaine March 1978

These were the second guards vans to carry the ZF code as the ZLP's were built as ZF's.

50 ZFs were built at Newport and Bendigo workshops from 1971 until 1973. In the 1979 recoding they became VVDY. From 1979 onwards at least 16 vans were modified with the addition of a passenger compartment to enable crews to travel. These vans had an extra window and one of the large sliding doors was replaced with a smaller door. Vans known to have been modified are: 2, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 35, 39, 47, 50.

ABOVE: ZF 2 at Arden St, 1978.

ABOVE: ZF 15 at West Footscray 1978.

BELOW: ZF 15 at North Melbourne workshops 1978.


ABOVE: ZF 27 showing the narrow door and extra window that was fitted to ZF's that had an extra crew compartment, Sept. 1980. Photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent

ABOVE: ZF 33 at Arden Street, 1978

ABOVE: This extra class/number stencil on ZF 38 was not common, in fact it may have been a "one off" Jan. 1983 photo courtesy Peter J. Vincent

ABOVE: ZF 49 at Brooklyn, 1978

Photo ABOVE is from the April 1971 VR Newsletter

ABOVE: ZF 25 on the rear of a Dimboola to Portland wheat train at Horsham Jan 1979.