Series VPRS 3426
Railway Rolling Stock Drawings and Tracings
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Date Range: Series ? 1879 - ? 2006
  Series in Custody 1879 - 2016
  Contents 1859 - 2006
Public Access: Part Open
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
1879 - 1884 Department of Railways 2 VA 2965
1884 - 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 - 2003 Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
2003 - 2006 Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2014 - cont Public Transport Victoria VA 4968
2015 - cont Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VA 5034
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    This series contains rolling stock drawings and tracings stored as flat plans and rolled plans in boxes.

    Refer to the list for this series to identify and retrieve the unit/item of interest.

    Note:
    For detail descriptions of rolling stock drawings/tracings for those units that are range listed, use VPRS 16328, Description List of Railway Rolling Stock Drawings and Tracings.

    This list (VPRS 16328) provides the drawing number, description of the drawing and the PTC (Public Transport Corporation) Series (e.g. 262, 263 & 264) and unit number. Note: There are lists with only the drawing number and description with no PTC series number.

    Entries with a (PTC) series and box/unit number can then be searched within VPRS 3426 by the (PTC) series and box/unit number (e.g. 262/1, 263/411) to identify the required PROV consignment and unit number.

    Entries without PTC Series number can be searched by drawing number or by keyword search (selected from the description column, e.g. Commeng Trains, Southern Aurora Trains, Harris Cars, e.t.c.).

    NOTE:
    VPRS 12850 Drawing Register 1898 to 1922 appears to have been used initially as an index to the location of drawings of rolling stock and associated parts kept by the Rolling Stock Branch of the Victorian Railways.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains records generated by the Chief Mechanical Engineer to create and manage the rolling stock necessary for the Victorian Railways to conduct its transport business. The series contains plans, sections and elevations for steam, diesel electric, electric, hydraulic and mechanical locomotives, electric suburban trains, rail tractors, carriages, vans and wagons.

    The commencement date of this series is subject to further research.

  • Recordkeeping System
    A drawing of each part or component of any type of stock is given a drawing number. Hence the drawing number of the Frames drawing for 'N' Class Steamlocomitive drawing No. 2A (Frames with Cradle Casting) has 4 tracings numbered 0 to 4.

    VPRS 12850 Drawing Register 1898 to 1922 appears to have been used initially as an index to the location of drawings of rolling stock and associated parts kept by the Rolling Stock Branch of the Victorian Railways.

    For drawings description list, created by the Public Transport Corporation, refer to VPRS 16328.

    Further research is required to document the original recordkeeping system.

More research resourcesMore research resources
    PROVguide062 Public Transport - Railways
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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- Description List of Railway Rolling Stock Drawings and Tracings located in VPRS 3426 VPRS 16328
- Description List of Railway Rolling Stock Drawings and Tracings located in VPRS 3426 VPRS 16328
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 - Open 53
P0001 1879 - 2004 Open 115
P0002 1879 - 1960 Open 176
P0003 1912 - 2006 Closed 10779
P0004 1879 - 1960 Open 76
P0005 1910 - 2000 Open 7124
P0006 1923 - 1994 Open 5
P0007 1938 - 1994 Closed 162
P0008 1963 - 1993 Closed 23
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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- Description List of Railway Rolling Stock Drawings and Tracings located in VPRS 3426 VPRS 16328
- Description List of Railway Rolling Stock Drawings and Tracings located in VPRS 3426 VPRS 16328
More research resourcesMore research resources
    PROVguide062 Public Transport - Railways