K 153

Steamrail Victoria

 

This photo is kindly provided by Ashley Williams and shows K 153 on railtour duty at Mooroolbark in November 1977.

K 153 was built by the Victorian Railways' Newport Workshops in 1940 to the successful K-class 2-8-0 locomotive design for branch-line work.  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.  A total of 21 K-class locomotives have survived into preservation.

K 153 has been maintained and operated for many years by Steamrail Victoria as a railtour engine and is normally shedded at Newport Workshops.  Following an extensive overhaul by Steamrail volunteers, K 153 was returned to service in November 2003 for further railtour duties.

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

K 153 lurking within one of the bays at Newport Workshops.  10 May 2003.

 

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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