K 184

Steamrail Victoria

 

This photo is kindly provided by Anthony Winstone and shows K 184 at St Albans on 16 September 1970.

K 184 was built by the Victorian Railways' Newport Workshops in 1945 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 184 was used on railtour duty by Steamrail Victoria until 1980.  It has since been stored at Newport Workshops.

 

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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