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W class

The VR was quite happy with the locomotives they had but when a tender was offered by Tulloch for 25 small shunting locomotives the VR accepted and the resulting was the W class. They were fitted with a Mercedes Bens engine but these proved to be somewhat troublesome and needed much maintainence to keep running. Some W's were re-engined with GM diesels which utilised the same KRUPP 2W1D46 transmition as the mercedes engines used. With this rebuilding they also saw the addition of a raised long hood and a second exhaust stack on the non cab end of that hood. No W's made it into V/line orange and grey that are known of but in preservation W244 had been painted into a orange and grey livery minus lettering by the T413 preservation group. 6 wxamples survive today with only two of them being mercedes angined ones. For a time 2 W's (241 and 244) were put onto lease to El Zorro and used to run works trains. W's 266 and 267 were built on standard gauge and used as demonstraitor units numbered 7101 and 7102 for the NSWGR. When this demonstration was over no orders were placed by the NSW railways and both were subsequently sold to the VR and became W's 266 and 267 respectively.

Drive Type: Diesel Hydraulic
Engine: Original  - Mercedes Benz MB 820B (12 cylinder)
            Modified - DETROIT DIESEL 12V-149
Generator: No Generator
Traction Motors: No Traction Motors
Horse Power: Original  - 650hp
                     Modified - 600hp
Weight: Original  - 48t
            Modified - 49t
Max rated Speed: 32km/h
Builders Model: 1-MS

 Locomotive Owner Name Current Livery
 In Service
 Withdrawn Status
 W 241
 T 413 Preservation
 Peter Steward VR Blue and Gold
 21/12/1959 ?/?/19?? Preserved - Operational
 W 242
 - - - 30/1/1960 7/7/1983 Scrapped
 W 243
 A.R.H.S. - VR Blue and Gold
 27/2/1960 ?/1/1985 Preserved - Static
 W 244
 T 413 Preservation
 - V/line Orange and Grey
 15/3/1960 ?/?/19?? Preserved - Operational
 W 245
 - - - 4/4/1960 ?/12/1981 Scrapped
 W 246
 - - - 27/4/1960 2/2/1981 Scrapped
 W 247
 - - - 10/5/1960 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 248
 - - - 25/5/1960 9/9/1982 Scrapped
 W 249
 - - - 30/5/1960 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 250
 Yarra Valley Railway
 - VR Blue and Gold
 11/6/1960 ?/10/1988 Preserved - Operational
 W 251
 - - - 20/6/1960 4/4/1982 Scrapped
 W 252
 - - - 4/7/1960 ?/1/1981 Scrapped
 W 253
 - - - 18/7/1960 30/7/1982 Scrapped
 W 254
 - - - 25/7/1960 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 255
 A.R.H.S. - VR Blue and Gold
 3/8/1960 6/6/1989 Preserved - Static
 W 256
 - - - 15/8/1960 6/6/1978 Scrapped
 W 257
 - - - 29/8/1960 8/2/1982 Scrapped
 W 258
 - - - 7/9/1960 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 259
 - - - 20/9/1960 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 260
 El Zorro
 - VR Blue and Gold
 4/10/1960 ?/?/19?? Stored
 W 261
 - - - 24/10/1960 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 262
 - - - 21/11/1960 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 263
 - - - 28/11/1960 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 264
 - - - 10/12/1960 25/2/1982 Scrapped
 W 265
 - - - 22/12/1960 ?/?/1980 Scrapped
 W 266
 - - - 2/7/1961 ?/?/19?? Scrapped
 W 267
 - - - 18/12/1961 3/3/1979 Scrapped

Subpages (1): W 250
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