K 157

Awaiting restoration on the Victorian Goldfields Railway

 

K 157 awaiting restoration on a turntable road at Maldon locomotive depot.

The air compressor has been removed from beside the smokebox, however the mounting bracket and smoke deflector cut-out are visible.

My thanks to Chris Thompson for contribution this photo, which is dated 29 November 2005.

K 157 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 157 was acquired for preservation by the Victorian Goldfields Railway and transferred to their Maldon base, where it has been displayed for many years in the goods yard while it awaits restoration to working order.

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

A second view of K 157 resting on a newly-constructed turntable road at Maldon locomotive depot.  29 November 2005.

An earlier scanned photo view of K 157 displayed in the goods yard at Maldon station on 24 April 2000.

 

References

 

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

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