K 160

Victorian Goldfields Railway

 

This photo is kindly provided by Roy Bird and shows K160 shunting at Maldon station on 30 May 2004.

K 160 was built by the Victorian Railways' Newport Workshops in 1940 to the successful K-class 2-8-0 locomotive design.  A total of 53 K-class locomotives were constructed for branch-line duties, with a significant number retained in storage or for workshop shunting duties towards to end of steam traction on the Victorian Railways.

K 160 is preserved in operational condition at Maldon on the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Here is a useful Wikipedia link to general information about the K-class locomotives.

K 160 resting over the ash on the turntable road at Maldon locomotive depot.

Photo contributed by Chris Thompson and dated 29 November 2005.

Second & third views of K 160 awaiting its next steaming at Maldon.

Photos contributed by Chris Thompson and dated 29 November 2005.

 

References

 

a L. Oberg, 'Locomotives of Australia', published by J. W. Books Pty Ltd, Brookvale NSW. 1982 reprint.

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