Victorian Railways W class

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Victorian Railways W class
El-zorro-works-train.jpg
El Zorro locomotives W241 and W244 on works trains in Melbourne
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-hydraulic
Builder Tulloch Limited, Rhodes, New South Wales[1]
Specifications
Gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Length 9.34 m (30 ft 8 in)
Locomotive weight 49 t (48 long tons; 54 short tons)
Prime mover Detroit Diesel 12V-149
Performance figures
Maximum speed 32 km/h (20 mph)
Power output 360 kW (480 hp)
Career
Number in class 27
First run 1959

The W class are a diesel-hydraulic shunting locomotive ordered and operated by the Victorian Railways of Australia. In 2006 locomotive W241 was used to haul the 4D train to the scrapyard,[2] with W241 and W244 also operated in revenue service by El Zorro on works trains.[3]

Locomotives[edit]

Locomotive Named Entered service Owner Status
W241 Peter Steward December 1959 707 operations Preserved - Operational
W242 January 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W243 February 1960 ARHS - Victoria Preserved - Static
W244 3 March 1960 707 operations Preserved - Operational
W245 3 March 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W246 4 April 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W247 5 May 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W248 5 May 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W249 5 May 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W250 6 June 1960 Yarra Valley Tourist Railway Preserved - Operational
W251 6 June 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W252 7 July 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W253 7 July 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W254 7 July 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W255 8 August 1960 ARHS - Vic Preserved - Static
W256 8 August 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W257 8 August 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W258 9 September 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W259 9 September 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W260 10 October 1960 El Zorro (Currently stored at SRHC) Stored
W261 October 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W262 November 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W263 November 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W264 December 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W265 December 1960 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W266 7 July 1961 Victorian Railways Scrapped
W267 December 1961 Victorian Railways Scrapped

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ W class diesel at victorianrailways.net
  2. ^ "Wongm's Rail Gallery - 4Ds last run". wongm.railgeelong.com. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Addenda". V/Line ~ Network Access ~ Information Pack. www.vline.com.au. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008. 

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