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L class

The L class were built by English Eletric in the UK and shipped to Australia over a period of time. They were given the class L and the existing eletrics were classed E. The L class's had weight issues and were too light compared to their relativly high horsepower rating. Eventually some of the L's were ballasted to give higher adhesive weight to prevent wheelslip. At one point double haeding L's were shorting out a substation on the Taralgon line. One L class had its nose lowered for increased visability. This must not have been too successful as only one loco was modified, that being L1171. Only 4 of this once strong class survive today with only 1 being operational.

Drive Type: Electric 1500V DC
Engine: No Engine
Generator: No Generator
Traction Motors: EE 519
Horse Power: 2,210hp
Weight: 99t
Max rated speed: 120km/h
Builders Model: ???

 Locomotive Owner Name Current Livery
 In Service
 Withdrawn Status
 L 1150
 A.R.H.S. R G Wishart VR Blue and Gold
 21/4/1953 13/6/1987 Preserved - Static
 L 1151
 - - - 24/5/1953 29/6/1982 Scrapped
 L 1152
 - - - 29/4/1953 9/10/1986
 Scrapped
 L 1153
 - - - 27/6/1953 17/11/1982 Scrapped
 L 1154
 - - - 12/6/1953 6/10/1986 Scrapped
 L 1155
 - - - 29/6/1953 28/10/1986
 Scrapped
 L 1156
 - - - 7/8/1953 11/6/1987 Scrapped
 L 1157
 - - - 23/7/1953 7/2/1987 Scrapped
 L 1158
 - - - 30/7/1953 18/5/1987 Scrapped
 L 1159
 - - - 12/8/1953 22/4/1987 Scrapped
 L 1160
 Elecrail
 - V/line Orange and Grey
 23/8/1953 13/6/1987 Preserved -  Stored
 L 1161
 - - - 1/10/1953 11/3/1987 Scrapped
 L 1162
 Elecrail - VR Blue and Gold
 4/10/1953 15/6/1987 Preserved - Operational
 L 1163
 - - - 23/10/1953 5/2/1985 Scrapped
 L 1164
 - - - 20/11/1953 19/4/1984 Scrapped
 L 1165
 - - - 20/12/1953 3/3/1987 Scrapped
 L 1166
 - - - 26/1/1954 4/3/1987 Scrapped
 L 1167
 - - - 9/2/1954 21/11/1984 Scrapped
 L 1168
 - - - 18/2/1954 2/11/1986 Scrapped
 L 1169
 Elecrail - "Texas Eagle" Movie livery
 25/3/1954 13/6/1987 Preserved - Stored
 L 1170
 - - - 9/5/1954 19/10/1986 Scrapped
 L 1171
 - - - 26/4/1954 11/9/1986 Scrapped
 L 1172
 - - - 26/7/1954 27/5/1987 Scrapped
 L 1173
 - - - 1/6/1954 ?/12/86 Scrapped
 L 1174
 - - - 3/8/1954 ?/5/1987 Scrapped

Subpages (1): L 1161
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