K 190

Steamrail Victoria

 

This photo is provided by James Brook from the gallery of his fine Victorian Railfan Website and shows K 190 in steam during 2003.

K 190 was built by the Victorian Railways' Newport Workshops in 1943 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 190 has been maintained and operated for many years by Steamrail Victoria as a railtour engine and is normally shedded at Newport Workshops.  During the 1990's this locomotive wore an attractive apple green livery and was hired for a period to the South Gippsland Railway.

K 190 at Newport workshops in 1996, framed between two spare boilers.

 

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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