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The K class was initially a bit of an experiment. An initial 10 were designed by the VR CME Alfred Smith in 1919, and built by Newport Workshops. They proved so successful that in 1940 when further motive power was required, an additional 43 were built. These later ones received some modifications, and the final seven had Boxpok wheels, seen in these photos on K190.
Thanks to Railpage Australia for the following
Introduced: 1922: K100-K109 (renumbered K140-K149 in 1940) 1940-43: K150-K183 1946: K184-K192 Designer: Alfred Smith, VR Builder: VR Newport Workshops Purpose: Light lines goods. No. in class: 53 No. Series: K140-K192 (first batch originally numbered K100-K109) Wheel arrangement: 2-8-0 Length: 60ft3in Weight (in service) - Engine: 62 tons 7 cwt Tender: 42 tons 5 cwt Total: 104 tons 12 cwt Driving Wheel Diameter: 4ft7in Max Axle Load: tons cwt Boiler Pressure: 175 psi Cylinders (2) 20" diameter x 26" stroke, outside Grate Area: 25.75 sq. ft. Tractive effort: 28,127 lb Valve gear: Walscheart Coal capacity: 5 tons (K183 modified to carry 7t in preservation) Water Capacity: 4700 gallons Heating surface - Tubes and Flues: 1317 sq.ft. Superheater: 238 sq.ft. Fire Box: 125 sq.ft. Total: 1680 sq.ft. Max Permissible Speed: 50 mph Preserved: K151 SRV, Newport, Vic. Engine unit only, for spare parts. K153 SRV, Newport, Vic. Operational K154 Old Gippstown, Moe, Vic. Static exhibit K159 Hamilton, Vic. Static exhibit K160 C&MR, Maldon, Vic. Operational K162 Yarragon, Vic. Static exhibit. (Numbered as K183) K163 MRPS, Moorooduc, Vic. Operational K165 ARHS museum, North Williamstown, Vic. Static exhibit K167 Railway Station, Wycheproof, Vic. Static exhibit. K169 Coal Creek, Korumburra, Vic. Static exhibit K170 Railway Station, Wonthaggi, Vic. Static exhibit K174 MRPS, Moorooduc, Vic. Restoration contemplated. K175 Mildura, Vic. Static exhibit K177 MRPS, Moorooduc, Vic. Under Restoration K181 Nukurkah, Vic. Static exhibit K183 SRV, Newport, Vic. Operational K184 SRV, Newport, Vic. Stored. K190 SRV, Newport, Vic. Operational K191 Wangaratta, Vic. Static exhibit
See also The Bicentennial Triple Parallel Run for more K Class photos.
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