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B class

The B class was VR's First Main line Diesels.They were the start of dieselisation in Victoria and displaced many Steam locomotives in top of the line passenger service. During the mid 1980's a project was launched to rebuild all 26 B's in A class locomotives. This project was stopped after only 11 rebuilds and having already had the parts for the remaining rebuilds ordered the parts were used to build the last 15 or the second series N class. In mid 2012 B61 will celebrate 60 years in service and be one of the oldest locomotives in Australia to still be running in comercial Service.

Drive Type: Diesel Electric - DC
Engine: EMD 16-567BC
Generator: EMD D12
Traction Motors: EMD D27
Horse Power: 1610hp
Weight: 114t
Max rated speed: 133km/h
Builders Model: ML2

 Locomotive  Owner Name  Current Livery In Service     Withdrawn  Status                 
 B 60  -  Harold W Clapp  -  14/7/1952  11/2/1983  Rebuilt as A 60
 B 61  SSR  Bernie Baker
 'Streamliners' Silver and Purple
 18/8/1952  -  In Service
 B 62  -  -  -  8/9/1952  28/10/1983  Rebuilt as A 62
 B 63  Steamrail  -  V/line Orange and Grey  7/10/1952  2/6/1988  Preserved - Stored
 B 64  El Zorro  -  V/line Orange and Grey  27/10/1952  6/9/1992  Stored
 B 65  SSR  -  Auscision Models Red, Silver, Yellow  17/11/1952  -  Stored
 B 66  -  -  -  8/12/1952  11/5/1984  Rebuilt as A 66
 B 67  -  -  Cab Painted VR Blue and Gold  22/12/1952  18/10/1985  Scrapped
 B 68  -  -  Cab Painted VR Blue and Gold  2/2/1953  19/11/1985  Scrapped
 B 69  -  -  -  2/2/1953  ?/5/1988  Scrapped
 B 70  -  -  -  23/3/1953  3/6/1984  Rebuilt as A 70
 B 71  -  -  -  13/4/1953  1/7/1982  Rebuilt as A 71
 B 72  Steamrail  -  V/line Orange and Grey  4/5/1953  2/1/1986  Under Restoration
 B 73  -  -  -  25/5/1953 17/11/1981  Rebuilt as A 73
 B 74  Victrack / S.R.H.C.  J A Hearsch  VR Blue and Gold  15/6/1953  -  Preserved - Operational
 B 75  Consolidated Rail Leasing
 -  CRL Black, Red and Yellow  6/7/1953  ?/10/1992  In Service
 B 76  CFCLA  -  CFCLA Blue and Silver  27/7/1953  -  In Service
 B 77  -  -  -  17/8/1953  27/9/1982  Rebuilt as A 77
 B 78  -  -  -  7/9/1953  29/2/1984  Rebuilt as A 78
 B 79  -  -  -  28/9/1953  18/6/1984  Rebuilt as A 79
 B 80  CFCLA  -  CFCLA Blue and Silver  9/10/1953  -  In Service
 B 81  -  -  -  9/11/1953  15/8/1984  Rebuilt as A 81
 B 82  -  -  -  30/11/1953  23/5/1988  Scrapped
 B 83  A.R.H.S.  -  VR Blue and Gold  21/12/1953  ?/5/1988  Preserved - Static
 B 84  -  -  -  18/1/1954  23/5/1988  Scrapped
 B 85  -  -  -  22/2/1954  13/3/1983  Rebuilt as A 85
Subpages (2): B 67 B 74
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