Series VPRS 13613
Technical Manuals
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Date Range: Series ? 1935 - ? 1999
  Series in Custody 1935 - 1999
  Contents 1935 - 1999
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1935 - 1983 Victorian Railways (also Victorian Railways Commissioners 1883-1973, Victorian Railways Board 1973-1983) VA 2876
1983 - 1989 Metropolitan Transit Authority VA 1044
1989 - 1999 Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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2014 - cont Public Transport Victoria VA 4968
2015 - cont Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VA 5034
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  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the Consignment Details to identify the technical manual for the project in which you are interested.

    Consult the table of contents located at the beginning of the manual to identify the page of the manual that documents the plan in which you are interested.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of technical manuals created by the Vehicle Traction Division of the Public Transport Corporation (VA 2984). Manuals provided detailed specifications for electrical components. Maintenance instructions, with accompanying photographs, were also included for the assembly and disassembly of parts.

    Where specifications were recorded, pages within the manual were divided into two sides. The left hand side contained an illustration of the part; a drawing number; a description which included part numbers; the plant from which the drawing was completed; date; and signature of the supervising officer. The right hand side contained an inspection table that recorded check points; a description of the inspection; inspection period; and the required reference and/or remedy if required. Where applicable more detailed general descriptions were written that often included photographs.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Manuals were arranged in the first instance by the project they documented, eg Double Deck Development and Demonstration (four D) Train, Stainless Steel Electric Trains, etc. Volumes were then created that related to a specific component of the project, for example, corrective maintenance, illustrated spare parts, replacement parts, etc. Volumes were then further divided into books numbered sequentially, 1, 2, 3, etc.

    An alphabetical index was located in the front of each volume. The index provided a description of the part with the corresponding page number. In later manuals the index was referred to as a zone location.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1977 - 1991 Closed 5
P0002 1955 - 1993 Closed 14
P0003 1935 - 1999 Closed 76
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