Where are they now?! VR BG Steam locos in preservation

 
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Over the last ten or so years, a few of the preserved VR locos have been moved around. I hope this list will help answer the 'where is that one' type questions. Any corrections would be appreciated.

A2 884 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
A2 964 - Static exhibit. Edwards Lake Park, Reservoir.
A2 986 - Under restoration. Steamrail Victoria, Newport.
A2 995 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
A2 996 - Static exhibit/stored. Echuca railway yard.

C10 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.

D2 604 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
D3 608 - Stored. Steamrail Victoria, Ballarat East.
D3 619 - Stored. Bendigo loco depot.
D3 635 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
D3 638 - Stored. Steamrail Victoria, Ballarat East.
D3 639 - Operational. Steamrail Victoria, Newport. Currently numbered as 658.
D3 640 - Static exhibit. Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement Museum.
D3 641 - Stored. Steamrail Victoria, Ballarat East.
D3 646 - Stored. Victorian Goldfields Railway, Maldon depot.
D3 653 - Static exhibit. United Group, Ballarat North Workshops.
D3 666 - Static exhibit. Bayswater.
D3 671 - Static exhibit. Brown's Waterhole Park, Lismore.
D3 677 - Stored. Steamrail Victorian, Newport.
D3 684 - Static exhibit. Seymour.
D3 688 - Stored. Steamrail Victoria, Ballarat East.
D4 268 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.

E236 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
E369 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
E371 - Static exhibit. Victorian Goldfields Railway, Maldon.

F176 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.

H220 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.

J507 - Static exhibit. Lake Mulwala foreshore, Mulwala NSW.
J512 - Under restoration to standard gauge. Seymour Railway Heritage Centre.
J515 - Operational. Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. On loan to VGR, Maldon.
J516 - Under assessment for restoration. Yarra Valley Tourist Railway, Healesville.
J524 - Static exhibit. Railway Park, Donald.
J536 - Stored. 707 Operations, Newport.
J539 - Static Exhibit. Dimboola.
J541 - Restored to operating condition. Currently at Maldon, has yet to enter service.
J549 - Overhaul. Victorian Goldfields Railway, Maldon depot.
J550 - Static exhibit. Warragul.
J556 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown. Numbered as J559.

K151 - Stored/spare parts. Steamrail Victoria, Newport.
K153 - Operational. Steamrail Victoria, Newport.
K154 - Conversion to N class. Loco Group of Victoria/707 Ops, Newport.
K157 - Stored/spare parts. Victorian Goldfields Railway, Maldon depot.
K160 - Operational. Victorian Goldfields Railway, Maldon.
K162 - Static exibit. Yarragon. Numbered as K183.
K163 - Operational. Morningon Tourist Railway, Mooraduc.
K165 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
K167 - Static exhibit. Wycheproof.
K169 - Static exhibit. Coal Creek Historic Village, Korrumburra.
K174 - Under restoration as K177. Mornington Tourist Railway, Mooraduc.
K175 - Static exhibit. Mildura.
K176 - Stored. Seymour Railway Heritage Centre.
K177 - Static exhibit. Hamilton.
K181 - Static exhibit. Numurkah.
K183 - Badly damaged 2002. Stored. Steamrail Victoria, Newport East Block.
K184 - Stored. Steamrail Victoria, Newport.
K190 - Operational. Steamrail Victoria, Newport.
K191 - Under assessment for restoration. Mornington Tourist Railway, Mooraduc.
K192 - Static exhibit. Kirrak Coal Mine, Wonthaggi.

N432 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
N477 - Static exhibit. National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide. As SAR 752.

R700 - Under restoration. Steamrail Victoria, Ballarat East.
R704 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
R707 - Operational. 707 Operations, Newport.
R711 - Operational(?). Steamrail Victoria, Newport. Owned by Bendigo City Council.
R753 - Stored dismantled. 707 Operations, Newport.
R761 - Operational. Steamrail Victoria, Newport.
R766 - Convertion to standard gauge for HVRT. Owned by R766 Incorporated.

T94 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.

X36 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.

Y108 - Static exhibit. ARHS Museum, North Williamstown.
Y112 - Operational. Steamrail Victoria, Ballarat East. Owned by Sovereign Hill Museums Association.

Z526 - Static exhibit. Scienceworks Museum, Spotswood.

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  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

Location: Not here. Try another castle.
Of note, K192 at Wonthaggi has been numbered K170.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
But not anymore...
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
According to your thread title, J512 and R766 shouldn't be on the list. Wink
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

Location: Not here. Try another castle.
However, they were built as broad gauge.
  TBP Minister for Railways

Location: Singleton
Thanks for the list Rev, but just out of interest
174 - Under restoration as K177.

That's got me beat how they want to re-number that K the same number as one on static display.
The K class are my favorite VR steamers with K153 the favorite Victorian loco of all time.
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Love Heavy Harry!!!

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I want to scratch build one......one day Smile  (in HO scale)
  T411 Moderator

Location: Somewhere
Thanks for the list Rev, but just out of interest
174 - Under restoration as K177.

That's got me beat how they want to re-number that K the same number as one on static display.
The K class are my favorite VR steamers with K153 the favorite Victorian loco of all time.
"SMR30"

Mainly because the original K177 was a long term restoration project by MRPS. The frames were swapped around (hence the Rev's numbering etc) but due to the long K177 association, the restored loco will be known as K177.
  TBP Minister for Railways

Location: Singleton
Mainly because the original K177 was a long term restoration project by MRPS. The frames were swapped around (hence the Rev's numbering etc) but due to the long K177 association, the restored loco will be known as K177.


Cheers thanks for the infomation.
  C501 Train Controller

...... The things I would buy and have restored if i suddenly had MONEY!!!
  R704 Chief Commissioner

Location: Who cares you ain't gonna visit!
just to update  j541 is complete and is at cmr (i think)
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
There has been posts made about that in another thread. Do a search.
  iansvr Assistant Commissioner

That's got me beat how they want to re-number that K the same number as one on static display.


ask Steamrail and Yarragon shire.

K 183 with Steamrail.

K 162 At Yarragon numbered as K 183

AFAIK:  the K at Yarragon, the tender is from K 183, Steamrail did a swap with K 162 for K 183 because it was in better condition, but Yarragon council wanted to keep the K 183 no. as they had already printed visitor leaflets.
AFAIK.

Sad to see state of Yarragon Loco at moment, looks very poor with grey or silver tape holding it together.
  Capegauge Chief Train Controller

711 in steam today
  639 Chief Commissioner

why is it in steam?
  639 Chief Commissioner

just to update  j541 is complete and is at cmr (i think)
"R704"


http://639.fotopic.net/
  Ed Locomotive Driver

Hi

I prepared the "Australian Steam" website to help answer questions like the one that started this thread; the site lists locations & details of about 600 preserved steam locos in Australia.  Hope it helps.

http://www.australiansteam.com

Regards

Ed
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Hi Ed,

Just a few corrections for your webpage - which is quite good by the way.

1.) K159 is stored at MRPS. The locomotive at Hamilton is actually K177 (loco number stays with the frames - similar to a VIN chassis number on a car). There are AFAIK, no plans to number the locomotive at Hamilton to K159. I think the 'official' MRPS title given to this loco is "K193", although it is really 177.

2.) K174 is being restored as K177 at Mornington.

3.) K176 was never acquired by the SRHC for restoration. See http://www.srhc.org.au/forum for officially sanctioned information on K176's status.

4.) SCOA-P wheels have been acquired for J512. These wheels were stored at Newport until 2001 when they were transerred to Seymour. The wheels are currently with an outside contractor for conversion works. Again, see the above URL for more info.

5.) J539 is not fenced. It was fenced in the mid-1990's, but this was removed by mid 1998.

6.) There is only one spare C class boiler at Newport. This is now stored in Newport East Block and belongs to the ARHS-Vic. It had previously been in use elsewhere as an industrial stationary boiler. The boilers stored at the Taupalin Shop are mainly N class boilers, although there is a K and D3 boiler amongst them.

7.) D2 604 has a D3 tender tank with an added oil tank, fitted to an A2 tender frame. Not an A2 tank fitted to a D3 frame.

8.) D3 619 is stored pending at Bendigo Locomotive Depot. It has since been moved since your picture was taken.

9.) SRHC S class tender tank known as "301", has been re-united with an S class tender frame (QH wagon, QH1). Restoration work is yet to begin in ernest.

10.) The only parts of R700 returned to Newport were the wheels. This was to aid 766's conversion to standard gauge. The rest of the loco lays derelict in Ballarat East Loco Depot yard.

Hope this helps.
  C501 Train Controller

http://www.australiansteam.com is a very useful site.  I've been refuring to it for quite a while.  Does anyone know of others ?
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
John Hurst's site is pretty good. I can't remember the URL though. Try doing a Borat (Google) search.
  Serviceton_Kev Chief Commissioner

Location: Fecking here!


9.) SRHC S class tender tank known as "301", has been re-united with an S class tender frame (QH wagon, QH1). Restoration work is yet to begin in ernest.
"TheRev"


Isn't there also an S class tender tank at Ballarat East¿ They're eventually supposed to be turned into water carriers so steam locos can go a lot further without stopping for water, yeah¿
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Although the question is months old; there was an S class tender at Ballarat East. This tender has since been donated to the ARHS Vic. Division, and is currently stored at East Block.
This was one of the later tenders made for the S class. Apparently the original welded tenders suffered from fatigue around the welded joints, so rivets were used for the new tender tanks. This tender tank also has a rounded bunker where the oil fuel tank was once located. I believe it too will one day be united with a former QH wagon to make a whole tender again.
  Serviceton_Kev Chief Commissioner

Location: Fecking here!
Although the question is months old; there was an S class tender at Ballarat East. This tender has since been donated to the ARHS Vic. Division, and is currently stored at East Block.
This was one of the later tenders made for the S class. Apparently the original welded tenders suffered from fatigue around the welded joints, so rivets were used for the new tender tanks. This tender tank also has a rounded bunker where the oil fuel tank was once located. I believe it too will one day be united with a former QH wagon to make a whole tender again.
"TheRev"


It'll be good if they do as it would mean less watering stops. Plus chucking it behind Y 112 would give it a slightly larger range as well.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
The answer is a simple one; the pictures you have seen are not of the real K184, but K153 with 184's plates. It was done for the open weekend last year to provide a different numbered K-class to the previous 2 open weekends. The real K184 is stored in a stripped condition having last run in 1980. It has provided parts to the current operational K-class in the Steamrail fleet.
  Jeremy_Williams Junior Train Controller

D3 639 was  withdrawn in the 1960's and 658 took on 639's indentity for a few years and then went back to 658. 658 was the comissioners engine and for the Bicentenirie (excuse my spelling) it was used a 639, As it was Canadian Red, It was renumbered back to 658 in the late 90's. So 658 is the one preserved, 639 was scrapped in the 1960's.

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