Series VPRS 13699
General Files, Vehicle Standards and Engineering Division
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Date Range: Series ? 1950 - ? 1993
  Series in Custody ? 1950 - 1993
  Contents 1913 - 1993
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1950 - 1983 Victorian Railways (also Victorian Railways Commissioners 1883-1973, Victorian Railways Board 1973-1983) VA 2876
1983 - 1989 State Transport Authority VA 1038
1983 - 1989 Metropolitan Transit Authority VA 1044
1989 - 1993 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 and retrieve the subject file in which you are interested.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of files from various filing systems or parts thereof, transferred by the Public Transport Corporation (VA 2984) as one series (PTC 714) that was titled 'Passenger Vehicle Files'. The arrangement of the various filing systems that formed this series, and their relationship to larger recordkeeping systems, is subject to further research.

    The Passenger Services Division of the Public Transport Corporation inherited records from the Chief Mechanical Engineer and Chief Electrical Engineer of Victorian Railways, and the Investigation and Research Division of its Rolling Stock Branch, as well as the Engineering Department of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and of the State Transport Authority (STA).

    The files related to the acquisition, design, construction, maintenance, running (including electrification) and fit-out of suburban passenger trains including the Tait, the Harris, the Hitachi and the Double Deck trains.

    The series comprises:
    - technical files containing plans, drawings, specifications, graphs, engineering tests and tender documentation.
    - contract correspondence with manufacturing companies, minutes of contract review meetings.
    - various project files

  • Recordkeeping System
    Some files were arranged in a multiple number sequence. At some point it appears that they were extracted from a larger recordkeeping system (subject to further research). Files were allocated a primary number of either 621 or 625, although it is unclear at present what these numbers signified.

    The contract files were numbered sequentially.

    Further research is required to document the various filing systems that formed this series.

    Sequentially numbered subject files were registered as a separate series, see VPRS 13700 Subject Files, Vehicle Standards and Engineering Division, Single Number System

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1947 - 1985 Closed 13
P0002 1960 - 1979 Closed 3
P0003 1969 - 1984 Closed 4
P0004 1913 - 1993 Closed 58
P0005 1977 - 1990 Closed 5
P0006 1988 - 1991 Open 2
P0007 1960 - 1985 Closed 1
P0008 1946 - 1992 Closed 18
P0009 1954 - 1977 Open 8
P0010 1963 - 1982 Closed 1
P0011 1978 - 1982 Closed 2
P0012 1972 - 1993 Open 3
P0013 1982 - 1987 Closed 2
P0014 1957 - 1992 Closed 10
P0015 1954 - 1992 Closed 40
P0016 1979 - 1984 Open 1
P0017 1947 - 1991 Closed 25
P0018 1978 - 1986 Closed 2
P0019 1938 - 1992 Closed 46
P0021 1952 - 1952 Closed 1
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