AZ 1st class, steel, saloon type, air conditioned.

AZ 1 at Albury 1984
Number in Class 13
Number group 1 - 13
Construction period 1956 - 1959
In service 1956 -
Where built Newport
AZ's seated 48 first class passengers. The "Z" cars featured open or "saloon" type seating. They were 75 feet long and weighed 50 tons.

In 1961 the last 5 were recoded to VBK and placed on the SG for use on the SG Spirit of Progress.

On broad gauge they were mainly used on longer dsistance trains.

AZ 2 at Spencer St pass yard, 1978
Photo courtesy Geoff Winkler

ABOVE: AZ 2 in the VicRail "teacup" scheme, Nov 1983
BELOW: AZ 2 at Spencer Street Oct 1976
Both photos courtesy Rob O'Regan

AZ 3 at Cobram April 1979
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

AZ 4 at Albury, July 1982
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

ABOVE: AZ 5 at Spencer Street Oct. 1976
BELOW: AZ 5 at Spencer St in the VicRail "teacup" scheme, Jan 1983
Both photos courtesy Rob O'Regan

AZ 8 at Spencer St 1979

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