AEC railmotor

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AEC railmotor
AECNearFawkner.jpg
AEC railmotor near Fawkner
Specifications
Power type petrol engine
Designer Victorian Railways
Builder Associated Equipment Company (Chassis & Engine)
Victorian Railways (Body)
Build date 1922 – 1925
Total produced 19
Power output 45 hp
Career
10 RM At Mornington

The AEC railmotor was the Victorian Railways of Australia's first successful railmotor. They were introduced in 1922 and until 1925 a total of 19 AECs were built.

They came in 3 different forms; seating for 37 passengers in Second Class only, seating for 32 First Class passengers, Seating for 10 First Class passengers and 22 in Second Class and Seating for 11 First Class passengers and 21 in Second Class. They also had special designed trailers built to increase capacity. The AEC's were withdrawn throughout the 1950s as the new Walker railmotors came into service.

Usage[edit]

  • On the Outer Circle line a pair of AEC railmotors coupled back to back operated the Deepdene Dasher service from Riversdale to Deepdene from 15 August 1926 until 10 October 1927 when the service was replaced by buses.[2]
  • On the Upfield line an AEC railmotor operated a shuttle service between Fawkner and Somerton (on the site of today's Roxburgh Park station) from the reopening of the section in 1928, until 1956 when the line north from Fawkner was closed.[3]

Railmotor layout[edit]

Railmotor First Class Second Class Railmotor First Class Second Class
AEC 1 0 37 AEC 10 32 0
AEC 2 0 37 AEC 11 32 0
AEC 3 0 37 AEC 12 0 37
AEC 4 0 37 AEC 13 0 37
AEC 5 0 37 AEC 14 10 22
AEC 6 0 37 AEC 15 32 0
AEC 7 10 22 AEC 16 32 0
AEC 8 32 0 AEC 17 32 0
AEC 9 11 21 AEC 18 10 22
AEC 19 32 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack McLean (November 1995). "Reservoir - Whittlesea: Signalling and Safeworking". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)): pages 333–337. 
  2. ^ David Beardsell and Bruce Herbert (1979). The Outer Circle: A history of the Oakleigh to Fairfield Park Railway. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). p. page 63. ISBN 0-85849-024-2. 
  3. ^ "Somerton". Victorian Signalling Histories. Andrew Waugh. Retrieved 2008-01-22.