K 192

State Mine Museum, Wonthaggi

 

K 192 displayed at the State Mine Museum, Wonthaggi on 3 December 2005.

K 192 was built by the Victorian Railways' Newport Workshops in 1946 to the successful K-class 2-8-0 locomotive design for branch-line work.  K 192 was the last of the 53 K-class locomotives constructed and has a number of refinements such as Boxpox driving wheels.

K 192 had been plinthed in Apex Park, Wonthaggi from 1968 to 1998, where it carried the identity K 170.  In 1998 it was moved to the State Mine Museum, Wonthaggi, where it has since been returned to its original number K 192 and cosmetically restored including new boiler clothing and repainting.

Chris Thompson has kindly provided this series of photos which shows K 192 at the State Mine Museum, Wonthaggi on 3 December 2005, together with two information sheets providing a brief history for K 192 and the Victorian Railways K-class.

Here is a useful Wikipedia link which provides further information about the Victorian Railway K-class locomotives.

Another three views of K 192 at Wonthaggi on 3 December 2005.

(A railing has been added around the top of the tender tank.)

 

 

K 192 information sheets displayed at the State Mine Museum, Wonthaggi.  3 December 2005.

My thanks to Gordon Ross for this detail view of K 192's Boxpox wheels.

 

References

 

a "Locomotives of Australia" by Leon Oberg, published by J. W. Books Pty Ltd, 1982 reprint.
b Webmaster's observation or comment.

 

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