T Class (T320 - T346 & T413)

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Description

As the B Class before them were designed to push out mainline steam, the T Class were ordered with the intention of replacing steam on the Victorian branch lines. The T Class fleet would be ordered and delivered in three separate series, delivered in no less than seven separate batches. The first twenty seven locomotives were constructed by Clyde Engineering  in the form of a Bo-Bo style hood locomotive. The initial disadvantage to the class (when compared to the B Class that precluded them) was that the locomotives needed to be turned. This would quickly be rectified by the addition of a second control stand, to allow the locomotives to run in either direction.

Thirteen first series T Class would be rebuilt as the P Class in 1984/5, to modernise the Victorian passenger locomotive fleet.

Datasheet

Introduced 1955
Wheel arrangement Bo-Bo
Manufactured by Clyde Engineering - Granville, New South Wales
Traction type Diesel-Electric
Number in database 28
Length 13.56 metres
Weight 69.4 tonnes
Tractive effort 875hp
Production model G8B
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Fleet status

Road number Gauge Status Last owner Last operator / caretaker
T320 Broad1600mm Operational VicTrack Heritage El Zorro
T321 Broad1600mm Scrapped V/Line V/Line
T322 Broad1600mm Non-rail use Bob White Electrix Bob White Electrix
T323 Broad1600mm Non-rail use Bob White Electrix Bob White Electrix
T324 Broad1600mm Non-rail use Bob White Electrix Bob White Electrix
T325 Broad1600mm Scrapped V/Line V/Line
T326 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T327 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T328 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T329 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T330 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T331 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T332 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T333 Standard1435mm Operational Victorian Goldfields Railway El Zorro
T334 Broad1600mm Preserved - Operational Mornington Railway Preservation Society Mornington Railway Preservation Society
T335 Broad1600mm Scrapped V/Line V/Line
T336 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T337 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T338 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T339 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T340 Standard1435mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T341 Broad1600mm Stored Yarra Valley Tourist Railway Yarra Valley Tourist Railway
T342 Standard1435mm Stored South Gippsland Tourist Railway El Zorro
T343 Broad1600mm Non-rail use Bob White Electrix Bob White Electrix
T344 Broad1600mm Rebuilt V/Line V/Line
T345 Standard1435mm Operational SCT Logistics SCT Logistics
T346 Broad1600mm Scrapped V/Line V/Line
T413 Broad1600mm Preserved - Operational V/Line 707 Operations

Please note - in the case of scrapped, renumbered or rebuilt locomotives, the last operator or owner is listed.