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153hp Walker Railmotors

The walker railmotors were brought into service to give faster, better service to country places at less of a cost but were only built to last 10 years in service. They were meant to be reaplaced with better railmotors by the time they were expired but lasted much longer than originally designed (30 years). All series of walker railmotors and in the case of the 153's was 35 RM. The railmotors were also accompanied by the Walker trailers which were matching vehicles to the railmotors themselves. Three 153hp Walkers railmotors survive, 22RM being the only operation unit. 24RM was owned by the now defunct Tallangata Steam Preservation Society and is stored at Huon in Northern Victoria and 32RM is currently under restoration by the Daylesford Spa Country Railway.

Drive Type: Diesel Hydraulic
Engine: Gardner 6L3
Horse Power: 153hp
Max rated speed: 50 mph (80km/h)
Seating capacity: 8 first class 22 second class

 Railmotor Owner Name Current Livery
 In Service
 Withdrawn Status
 20 RM
 - - - 16/7/1948 20/2/1978 Scrapped
 21 RM
 - - - 16/9/1948 3/4/1978 Scrapped
 22 RM
 Yarra Valley Railway
 - VR Blue and Gold
 15/11/1948 1/4/1980 Preserved - Operational
 23 RM
 - - - 5/11/1948 8/4/1977 Scrapped
 24 RM
 Yarra Valley Railway - VR Blue and Gold
 23/3/1949 ?/?/19?? Preserved - Stored
 25 RM
 - - - 19/5/1949 26/11/1971 Scrapped
 26 RM
 - - - 2/7/1952 8/4/1977 Scrapped
 27 RM
 - - - 31/7/1952 1/5/1978 Scrapped
 28 RM
 - - - 10/9/1952 1/5/1978 Scrapped
 29 RM
 - - - 6/10/1952 4/9/1979 Scrapped
 30 RM
 - - - 20/11/1952 3/10/1973 Scrapped
 31 RM
 - - - 9/2/1953 21/12/1977 Scrapped
 32 RM
 Daylesford Spa Country Railway
 - VR Blue and Gold
 24/3/1953 13/1/1981 Under Restoration
 33 RM
 - - - 7/8/1953 4/10/1979 Scrapped
 34 RM
 - - - 23/9/1953 1/5/1978 Scrapped
 35 RM
 - - - 3/9/1954 ?/?/19?? Scrapped

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