T Class (T407 - T412)

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When the VR required further branch line locomotives they again approached Clyde Engineering to purchase more T Class locomotives. The third series would differ again from the first two series, with the short-end hood lowered to improve crew visibility. As a result, the third series were delivered with one control stand positioned for long-end leading operation, with the rationale being that the improved visibility would remove the need for a second control stand as the driver could remain in the same position even when leading with the short-end.

Like T399 - T406 before them, the final batch to T Class would be delivered with a heavier EMD 8-645E engine, increasing the weight of the locomotive whilst providing an additional 225hp. These heavier T Classes would be given the designation G18B, to distinguish them from the earlier G8B model.


Introduced 1967
Wheel arrangement Bo-Bo
Manufactured by Clyde Engineering - Granville, New South Wales
Traction type Diesel-Electric
Number in database 6
Length 12.40 metres
Weight 72.5 tonnes
Tractive effort 1000hp
Production model G18B
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Fleet status

Road number Gauge Status Last owner Last operator / caretaker
T407 Broad1600mm Renumbered Freight Australia Freight Australia
T408 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
T409 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
T410 Broad1600mm Scrapped V/Line V/Line
T411 Broad1600mm Preserved - Operational Mornington Railway Preservation Society Mornington Railway Preservation Society
T412 Broad1600mm Scrapped V/Line V/Line

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