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Y class

The Y class were built as motive power for branch lines if needed and primairily shunting duties. Over the years though they have diminished in numbers to less than half of the origional 75 that were built. When they were orderd the VR was scrapping some of it's Tait and Swing Door suburban electric stock. It was decided that the bogies and traction motors would be recylced from these and used under the new locomotives. Only the first series had the recycled bogies as the second and third had newly fabricated bogies under them when built. They also had a large electrical cabinet for the circuitry required to mate and EMD generator with GE traction motors. The Y's were built with a highly responsive throttle and brake for shunting purposes. As soon as the throttle was moved out of idle the loco would start moving. The interesting thing about the Y's is that the fuel tank is situated behind the cab and not under the frame between the bogies like traditional diesels. There were some differences in the 3 series, the first had the battery boy set out of the locomotive nody and sitting on the frame behind the cab where as the 2nd and third had theirs set into the body and sitting flush with the rest of the loco body. The third seried incorperated the new 645 engine and was the only known time the 6 cylinder EMD 645 engine was used in a locomotive. The first two series were mechanically identical with both producing 640hp but the 3rd series never made the most of the 645 because the electricals did not transmit the extra hp developed in the 645 and despite this upgraded engine they still only produced 640hp. At one point in time for the comissioners train one Y was regeared for 95km/h running but shortly regeared back to 80km/h configuration. Y151 was fitted with EMD D77 traction motors at some point in time, possibly to gain the lost horspower from the GE traction motors (the 645 engine would have produced about 825hp).

First series

Drive Type: Diesel Electric - DC
Engine: EMD 6-567C
Generator: EMD D25E
Traction Motors: GE 237
Horse Power: At Engine: 680hp
                         At Rail: 640hp
Weight: 65t
Max rated speed: 80km/h
Builders Model: G6B

Second series

Drive Type: Diesel Electric - DC
Engine: EMD 6-567C
Generator: EMD D25E
Traction Motors: GE 237
Horse Power: At Engine: 680hp
                         At Rail 640hp
Weight: 65t
Max rated speed: 80km/h
Builders Model: G6B

Third series

Drive Type: Diesel Electric - DC
Engine: EMD 6-645E
Generator: EMD D25E
Traction Motors: GE 237
Horse Power: At Engine: 825hp
                         At Rail: 640hp
Weight: 65t
Max rated speed: 80km/h
Builders Model: G6B

Y 151 (carries D77 traction Motors)

Drive Type: Diesel Electric - DC
Engine: EMD 6-645E
Generator: EMD D25E
Traction Motors: EMD D77
Horse Power: At Engine: 825hp
                         At Rail: 800hp?
Weight: 68t
Max rated speed: 100km/h
Builders Model: G6B

 Locomotive  Owner  Name  Current Livery
 In Service
 Withdrawn  Status
 First Series
           
 Y 101
 -  -  -  17/9/1963  19/4/1992  Scrapped
 Y 102
 S.R.H.C.
 -  V/line Orange and Grey
 17/9/1963  -  Preserved - Stored
 Y 103
 -  -  -  25/9/1963  ?/2/1989  Scrapped
 Y 104
 S.R.H.C.  -  V/line Orange and Grey
 25/9/1963  -  Preserved - Stored
 Y 105
 -  -  -  4/10/1963  ?/2/1987  Scrapped
 Y 106
 -  -  -  4/10/1963  ?/4/1987  Scrapped
 Y 107
 -  -  -  15/10/1963  ?/2/1989  Scrapped
 Y 108
 R 707 Operations  -  V/line Orange and Grey
 15/10/1963  -  Preserved - Stored
 Y 109
 -
 -  -  25/10/1963  ?/8/1992  Renumbered Y145
 Y 110
 -
 -  -
 25/10/1963  ?/2/1999  Scrapped
 Y 111
 -  -  -  6/11/1963  ?/3/1987  Scrapped
 Y 112
 -  -  -  6/11/1963  ?/9/1988  Scrapped
 Y 113
 -
 -  -
 19/11/1963  ?/?/????  Scrapped
 Y 114
 -  -  -  19/11/1963  ?/4/1987  Scrapped
 Y 115
 Regional Connect  -  Freight Australia Green
 28/11/1963  -  Stored
 Y 116
 -  -  -  28/11/1963  ?/2/1987  Scrapped
 Y 117
 -  -  -  10/12/1963  ?/8/1988  Scrapped
 Y 118
 -
 -  -
 10/12/1963  ?/?/2007  Scrapped
 Y 119
 Regional Connect  -  Freight Australia Green
 19/12/1963  -  Stored
 Y 120
 -  -  -  19/12/1963  ?/9/1991  Scrapped
 Y 121
 -
 -  -
 7/1/1964  ?/?/????  Scrapped
 Y 122
 -
 -  -
 7/1/1964  ?/?/200?  Scrapped
 Y 123
 -  -  -  17/1/1964  10/3/1987  Scrapped
 Y 124
 Regional Connect
 -  V/line Orange and Grey
 17/1/1964  ?/3/2015  Stored
 Y 125
 DERMPAV  -  V/line Orange and Grey
 10/2/1964  -  Preserved - Stored
 Second Series
           
 Y 126
 -  -  -  4/5/1965  ?/4/1988  Scrapped
 Y 127
 R 707 Operations
 -  Black and Red
 4/5/1965  ?/?/????  Preserved - Operational
 Y 128
 -  -  -  22/5/1965  ?/5/1988  Scrapped
 Y 129
 V/line  -  V/line Crimson
 22/5/1965  -  In Service
 Y 130
 -  -  -
 22/5/1965  ?/?/201?  Scrapped
 Y 131
 -  -  -  4/6/1965  ?/3/1988  Scrapped
 Y 132
 -  -  -  4/6/1965  ?/9/1988  Scrapped
 Y 133
 Victrack / S.R.H.C.  -  VR Blue and Gold
 17/6/1965  ?/12/1987  Preserved - Operational
 Y 134
 EDI - Rail
 Yoda  EDI White, Black and Blue
 17/6/1965  -  In Service
 Y 135
 South Gippsland Railway
 -  VR Blue and Gold
 27/6/1965  ?/?/????  Preserved - Operational
 Y 136
 EDI - Rail
 James W Ryan  EDI all over Dark Blue
 27/6/1965  -  In Service
 Y 137
 A.R.H.S.  -  V/line Orange and Grey
 10/7/1965  ?/?/????  Preserved - Static
 Y 138
 -
 -  -
 10/7/1965  ?/?/????  Scrapped
 Y 139
 -  -  -  21/7/1965  ?/12/1987  Scrapped
 Y 140
 -  -  -  21/7/1965  ?/?/????  Scrapped
 Y 141
 -  -  -  31/7/1965  ?/2/1988  Scrapped
 Y 142
 Regional Connect
 -  Freight Australia Green
 31/7/1965  -  Stored
 Y 143
 R 707 Operations  -  V/line Orange and Grey
 12/8/1965  -  Preserved - Stored
 Y 144
 -  -  -  12/8/1965  ?/8/1988  Scrapped
 Y 145 Origional
 Y 145 Renumbered
 El Zorro
 Yarra Valley Railway
 -
 -
 V/line Orange and Grey
 El Zorro Grey and Orange
 26/8/1965
 ?/?/200?
 ?/?/????
 -
 Scrapped / Remains Stored
 Preserved - Stored
 Y 146
 -  -  -  26/8/1965  ?/1/1988  Scrapped
 Y 147
 Regional Connect
 -  Freight Australia Green
 16/9/1965  ?/?/2015  Withdrawn
 Y 148
 Blue Scope Steel
 -  All over Yellow
 16/9/1965  -  In Service
 Y 149
 -  -  -  2/10/1965  ?/7/1992  Scrapped
 Y 150
 -
 -  -
 2/10/1965  ?/?/????  Scrapped
 Third Series
           
 Y 151
 Regional Connect  Joy  RC Turquoise and Grey
 21/12/1967  -  In Service
 Y 152
 Pacific National
 -  Freight Australia Green
 21/12/1967  -  In Service
 Y 153
 -  -  -  13/1/1968  ?/8/1991  Scrapped
 Y 154
 -  -  -  13/1/1968  ?/8/1988  Scrapped
 Y 155
 -  -  -  31/1/1968  ?/8/1988  Scrapped
 Y 156
 V/line  -  V/line Crimson
 23/2/1968  -  In Service
 Y 157
 ???
 -  Freight Australia Green
 28/2/1968  -  Stored
 Y 158
 -  -  -  14/3/1968  ?/8/1988  Scrapped
 Y 159
 Daylesford Spa Country Railway
 -  VR Blue and Gold
 14/3/1968  ?/3/1989  Preserved - Operational
 Y 160
 -  -  -  3/4/1968  ?/4/1989  Scrapped
 Y 161
 V/line  -  V/line Crimson
 3/4/1968  -  In Service
 Y 162
 -  -  -  27/4/1968  ?/2/1987  Scrapped
 Y 163
 V/line  -  V/line Crimson
 27/4/1968  -  In Service
 Y 164
 Steamrail  -  VR Blue and Gold
 18/5/1968  ?/?/????  Preserved - Operational
 Y 165
 ???
 -  Freight Australia Green
 18/5/1968  -  Stored
 Y 166
 -  -  -  5/6/1968  ?/11/1990  Scrapped
 Y 167
 -  -  -  5/6/1968  ?/9/1988  Scrapped
 Y 168
 DERMPAV  -  V/line Orange and Grey
 18/6/1968  ?/12/1989  Preserved - Operational
 Y 169
 Regional Connect  -  Freight Australia Green
 18/6/1968  -  Stored
 Y 170
 -  -  -  13/7/1968  ?/4/1988  Scrapped
 Y 171
 Regional Connect  -  Freight Australia Green
 13/7/1968  -  Stored
 Y 172
 -  -  -  25/7/1968  ?/4/1988  Scrapped
 Y 173
 -  -  -  25/7/1968  ?/?/????  Scrapped
 Y 174
 Regional Connect  -  Freight Australia Green
 8/8/1968  -  Stored
 Y 175
 -  -  -  8/8/1968  ?/4/1988  Scrapped



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