Argentine bogie of the Victorian Railways

  Campaspe 2 Locomotive Driver

Does anyone know why the fabricated bogies originally fitted to the 'Spirit of Progress' when it entered service in November 1937 were known as 'Argentine' bogies?

I have always assumed that the bogie design was borrowed from a railway in Argentina, but I can't find anything to substantiate if this assumption is correct.

Any feedback would be appreciated.


Kind Regards


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  pawanoro Deputy Commissioner

I believe the design was borrowed from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, who had workshops in Argentine, Kansas. p12.

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