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17 Oct, 7 tweets, 4 min read
VR 2-4-0 passenger light line
Nos. 114 to 124 (even numbers)
Built Phoenix Ballarat 1874
Later known as K class. Last (118) was scrapped in 1905

K 114 c. 1890
UON
livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/881… Image
Class K
Rolland, Jas. C. M., artist 1895
handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/95784
These locomotives were capable of about 30 mph maximum running. Image
Class K No. 114
slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/s…
Appears to be waiting to be scrapped. c. 1900-5 Image
K 2-4-0 class diagram
slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/s… Image
K CLASS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE No.114 - Public Record Office Victoria wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS…
c. 1890 Image
Phoenix Foundry in Ballarat
victoriancollections.net.au/items/55d58569…
Over 30 years (1871-1904) they built 352 locomotives for the Victorian Railways of 38 different designs. ImageImage

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19 Oct
VR 0-6-0 goods built George England & Company London 1857, nos. 2, 3, 4, & 5, in service 1859.
Renumbered 11, 13, 15 and 17 in 1860.
Later known as V class.

STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TYPE 0 6 0 1859 LATER V CLASS - Public Record Office Victoria wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS… Image
V CLASS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BUILT BY GEO ENGLAND AND CO 1858 WITHDRAWN 1904 - Public Record Office Victoria wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS…
The first photograph appears to have some of the image removed. This is the same photograph. Image
DRAWING OF ORIGINAL V/CLASS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE SIDE VIEW - Public Record Office Victoria wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS… Image
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19 Oct
VR 2-2-2 passenger
Nos. 2 4 6 8 10 built Beyer Peacock 1859 ' singles '
Rebuilt as 2-4-0 1870-74
Classed as J class. Last scrapped 1916 no. 6

No. 10 c. 1860s
slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/s… Image
VICTORIAN RAILWAY ENGINEER IN CHIEFS BRANCH 1862 J CLASS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE - Public Record Office Victoria wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS…
Top hats in style! Image
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18 Oct
Good Morning Geelong!
First station was built as the terminus of the Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company line 1854. Later relocated to the west, 1877 > 1881 current station building was constructed.

Geelong & Melbourne Railway Terminus, Geelong 1854
handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/154036 Image
Network 1870
vrhistory.com/VRMaps/Vic1870…
Geelong to Greenwich opened 1857. 1859 Williamstown line completed and trains could then run into Melbourne. Geelong - Ballarat open 1862. ImageImage
Geelong c. 1890
cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/16636…
R class (old) Image
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18 Oct
Deepdene
Deepdene was a railway station on the Outer Circle railway line. First opened 1891, closed 1893. Reopened 1900 as a section of the Outer Circle line from Riversdale to Deepdene. Passenger service withdrawn 1927.
vrhistory.com/VRMaps/Vic1900… Image
DEEPDENE STATION 1926 - Public Record Office Victoria wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS…
Crossing loop on the single track, with two side platforms.
The line was reopened beyond Deepdene February 1925 to allow a goods service to be run to East Kew station. This service closed 1943. Image
Riversdale signal and track layout 1924
victorianrailways.net/signaling/comp…
Deepdene line top left. Image
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17 Oct
Victorian Railways Locomotives 1895
A series by artist Rolland, Jas C. M.

Class A1 (Kitson's) A2 (Beyer and Peacock's) and Class B-J Victorian Railways viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE1056… via @Library_Vic Image
Class K-Q Victorian Railways and Class R1 (Kitson) R2 (Beyer-Peacock) R3 (Belgian) viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE1057… via @Library_Vic Image
Class S-Z Victorian Railways and No. 162 ( and 164)
handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/95996 via @Library_Vic

All can be expanded at links. Image
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17 Oct
VR 0-6-0 type for light lines nos. 107 to 123 (odd numbers).
Built Phoenix Ballarat 1874
Later known as U class.
U 111 c. 1900s
slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/s…
U class were poor design, tended to oscillate, waddle from side to side, damaged light lines. Nickname of 'Buzzwinkers' the nickname of Ellen Grimes, a notorious madame of the Ballarat goldfields!
Expensive modifications were done.

U CLASS 121 WARRAGUL
wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS…
'Buzzwinker '111 (not yet classed) at Euchca. c. 1880s
railstory.org/chapter-four/
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