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K Class Consolidation 2-8-0

The K class was initially a bit of an experiment. An initial 10 were designed by the VR CME Alfred Smith in 1919, and built by Newport Workshops. They proved so successful that in 1940 when further motive power was required, an additional 43 were built. These later ones received some modifications, and the final seven had Boxpok wheels, seen in these photos on K190.

Thanks to Railpage Australia for the following

      Introduced:
      1922: K100-K109 (renumbered K140-K149 in 1940)
      1940-43: K150-K183
      1946: K184-K192
      Designer: Alfred Smith, VR
      Builder: VR Newport Workshops
      Purpose: Light lines goods.
      No. in class: 53
      No. Series: K140-K192 (first batch originally numbered K100-K109)
      Wheel arrangement: 2-8-0
      Length: 60ft3in
      Weight (in service) - Engine:  62 tons  7 cwt
      Tender:  42 tons  5 cwt
      Total:  104 tons 12 cwt
      Driving Wheel Diameter:  4ft7in
      Max Axle Load:  tons  cwt
      Boiler Pressure: 175 psi
      Cylinders (2) 20" diameter x 26" stroke, outside
      Grate Area:  25.75 sq. ft.
      Tractive effort: 28,127 lb 
      Valve gear: Walscheart
      Coal capacity: 5 tons (K183 modified to carry 7t in preservation)
      Water Capacity: 4700 gallons
      Heating surface - Tubes and Flues: 1317 sq.ft.
      Superheater: 238 sq.ft.
      Fire Box: 125 sq.ft.
      Total: 1680 sq.ft.
      Max Permissible Speed: 50 mph
      Preserved:
      K151  SRV, Newport, Vic. Engine unit only, for spare parts.
      K153  SRV, Newport, Vic. Operational
      K154  Old Gippstown, Moe, Vic. Static exhibit
      K159  Hamilton, Vic. Static exhibit
      K160  C&MR, Maldon, Vic. Operational
      K162  Yarragon, Vic. Static exhibit. (Numbered as K183)
      K163  MRPS, Moorooduc, Vic. Operational
      K165  ARHS museum, North Williamstown, Vic. Static exhibit
      K167  Railway Station, Wycheproof, Vic. Static exhibit.
      K169  Coal Creek, Korumburra, Vic. Static exhibit
      K170  Railway Station, Wonthaggi, Vic. Static exhibit
      K174  MRPS, Moorooduc, Vic. Restoration contemplated.
      K175  Mildura, Vic. Static exhibit
      K177  MRPS, Moorooduc, Vic. Under Restoration
      K181  Nukurkah, Vic. Static exhibit
      K183  SRV, Newport, Vic. Operational
      K184  SRV, Newport, Vic. Stored.
      K190  SRV, Newport, Vic. Operational
      K191  Wangaratta, Vic. Static exhibit
    

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 72971 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 2001, catalogued 23 Sep 2001
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location MyWheel
  • Description : A K class wheel, a painting by Stewart Hughes from one of his own photographs.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 79566 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 14 Sep 2003, catalogued 20 Sep 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_8856
  • Description : A numberless K class stored at Maldon on the Victorian Goldfields Railway


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 82929 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 14 Sep 2003, catalogued 20 Sep 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_8857
  • Description : A numberless K class stored at Maldon on the Victorian Goldfields Railway


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 187721 bytes, 800x529 pixels
  • Date : Nov 1962, catalogued 30 May 2011
  • Photographer : Jack Tucker
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Kxxx-1
  • Description : Ian writes:
    Finally here are the photos I emailed you about a few weeks ago. You may not want the departure photo as you can’t really see the engine, but the approach photo may be of interest. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem possible to make out the engine’s number. These photos were taken in November 1962 by my Dad, Jack Tucker, a short distance from Bright railway station.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 180867 bytes, 800x534 pixels
  • Date : Nov 1962, catalogued 30 May 2011
  • Photographer : Jack Tucker
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Kxxx-2
  • Description : Ian writes:
    Finally here are the photos I emailed you about a few weeks ago. You may not want the departure photo as you can’t really see the engine, but the approach photo may be of interest. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem possible to make out the engine’s number. These photos were taken in November 1962 by my Dad, Jack Tucker, a short distance from Bright railway station.


K153

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  • Date : November 1975, catalogued 31 Jan 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Minolta SRT101, Kodak colour print
  • Description : K153 shunts the yard at Robinvale, oblivious to the consternation in Canberra caused by the sacking of the Whitlam Government.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 87596 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jun 2005, catalogued 12 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_19496
  • Description : On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the line from East Malvern to Glen Waverley, K153 and K190 (out of shot, at the rear of the train) bring a shuttle train into Glen Waverley.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 165984 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jun 2005, catalogued 12 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_19543
  • Description : On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the line from East Malvern to Glen Waverley, K153 brings up the rear of the train as it coasts down the Syndal bank nearing Mount Waverley, with a shuttle train for Darling.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 297082 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 01 Jul 2007, catalogued 14 Jul 2007
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera Canon EOS350D, image location 20070701-105240_1200x900.JPG
  • Description : K153 with hordes of admirers at Glen Waverley station


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 364933 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 01 Jul 2007, catalogued 14 Jul 2007
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera Canon EOS350D, image location 20070701-150558-1_1200x900.JPG
  • Description : K153 assisting in the rear, climbing Jordanville bank


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 310014 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 01 Jul 2007, catalogued 14 Jul 2007
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera Canon EOS350D, image location 20070701-150612-1_1200x900.JPG
  • Description : K153 assisting in the rear, climbing Jordanville bank


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 157630 bytes, 533x800 pixels
  • Date : 27 Jun 2010, catalogued 18 Oct 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100627-151820_1200x900
  • Description : K153 about to steam across the Blackburn Road overpass at Syndal, as it approaches the Syndal platform.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 378347 bytes, 800x533 pixels
  • Date : 27 Jun 2010, catalogued 18 Oct 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100627-151844_1200x900
  • Description : K153 steams out of the Syndal platform, heading towards Glen Waverley.


K154

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 115135 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 8 Aug 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : K154, rather forlorn, waits patiently at Old Gippstown, Moe, for restoration. Although she survived the scrapper's torch, her working days are over.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 85776 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 21 Apr 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 19374
  • Description : A slide version of K154-1 .


K160

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 99758 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1988, catalogued 28 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17272
  • Description : K160 waits at Castlemaine for relocation to Maldon, and restoration at the hands of the Castlemaine and Maldon Railway Society.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 197027 bytes, 884x591 pixels
  • Date : May 2000, catalogued 03 Sep 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : digital camera (Sony DSC-505), image location Hughesdriver-2
  • Description : Stewart writes: "You'll enjoy this one! This is me driving K160 at Maldon on the Victorian Goldfields Railway (Castlemaine and Maldon Railway Preservation Society) in May this year. I took their driver instruction course. And fantastic fun it was too! A childhood fantasy! The line from Maldon to Muckleford is (from memory) about 14kms and all down hill. Driving a loco is a lot to do with braking and winding that reversing wheel. Braking is surprisingly difficult as there is a considerable delay in the vacuum braking system. We were flat out at 20mph!! The experience is highly recommended if you've never done it before!"


K162

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 107737 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 16 Sep 1996, catalogued 9 Oct 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : K162 (relabelled as K183) stands forlornly at Yarragon, a relic of days gone by, while two local lads play in the tender.


K163

  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 132675 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 25 Sep 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email, image location Pictures/Trains/MR/K163_4.jpg
  • Description : The K runs around the train at Mornington.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 132056 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 25 Sep 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email, image location Pictures/Trains/MR/K163_6.jpg
  • Description : Now 163 runs around the train at Mornigton before the 14:00.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 125143 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 25 Sep 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email, image location Pictures/Trains/MR/K163_7.jpg
  • Description : K163 after coupling to 604ZD at Mornington


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 132781 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 28 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_1.jpg
  • Description : the 11:30 train from Morninton arrives back at Moorooduc.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 125243 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 28 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_5.jpg
  • Description : Now 163 backs onto the train at Mornginton before the 12:45 departure.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 130525 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 07 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_2.jpg
  • Description : K163 cuts off from the train before she runs around the train for the 12:15.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 126700 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 07 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_3.jpg
  • Description : K163 slows the train after going across Wooralla Rd. crossing.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 134280 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 07 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_8.jpg
  • Description : K163 at Tanti.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 126614 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 07 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_9.jpg
  • Description : K163 arrives back at Mornington with the 15:15 from Mornington.


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  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 07 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_10.jpg
  • Description : K163's cab.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 131938 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 07 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_11.jpg
  • Description : K163 runs around the train for the last time for the day at Mornington.


  • Image : dir=tourist/mornington/ page=index 132543 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 07 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K163_12.jpg
  • Description : After arrival back at Mornington, K163 is serviced before running firebox dead to 3 road where it will stay until the next Saturday.


K165

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 84848 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 15 Apr 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17538
  • Description : K165 and C10 discuss former days of glory at the ARHS Railway Museum, Williamstown.


K167

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 149372 bytes, 600x800 pixels
  • Date : 15 Feb 2003, catalogued 02 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location IMG_6458
  • Description : K167 stands rather forlornly and partly obscured at Wycheproof


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 101023 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 15 Feb 2003, catalogued 02 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6459
  • Description : K167 shut in by the encroaching vegetation around its preservation plinth at Wycheproof


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 106981 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 15 Feb 2003, catalogued 02 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6463
  • Description : Another view of the preservation of K167 at Wycheproof


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 122637 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 15 Feb 2003, catalogued 02 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6460
  • Description : A more general view of K167 preserved along with a Z van, next to the turntable at Wycheproof


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 122183 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 15 Feb 2003, catalogued 02 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6461
  • Description : You can't actually see K167 in this view, since it is hidden by trees, but it is there, in front of the van.


K177

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  • Date : 12 Sep 2004, catalogued 07 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Craig Walton
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/MR/K177_and_footbridge.jpg
  • Description : K177's chassie, cab and smokebox door as well as the ex Fitzroy footbridge (under construction) at Moorooduc.


K181

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 63471 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Feb 1978, catalogued 01 May 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 6872
  • Description : K181 on static display at Nurmurkah.


K184

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 56128 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 24 Apr 1973, catalogued 01 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfachrome, slide number 2499
  • Description : K184 returns its train from Upper Ferntree Gully on the occasion of the 1973 Easter Steam Festival and a visit to Puffing Billy for many NSW steam fans. Taken between Ringwood and Bayswater, this track is now double tracked, the wooden poles have disappeared, and the surrounds somewhat less than bush-like! Perhaps the smoke has cleared a bit, though.


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  • Date : Nov 1973, catalogued 31 Jan 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : K184 pauses and poses in the yard at Wodonga.


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  • Date : October 1988, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
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  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 104412 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 24 Apr 1973, catalogued 15 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfachrome, slide number 2470
  • Description : In a scene that can never be repeated, and was unlikely enough to have ever been taken anyway, K184 and D3-639 pull a special through Burnley goods sidings. The flour mills have gone, the sidings are just a stub track, and the occasion would be unlikely to be repeated because it was only due to a suburban guards strike that there were no electric passenger trains running, and hence the photo stop could be held with safety. Note that the photographer is standing in the middle of the up main track!


K190

  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 83193 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 24 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8031
  • Description : Detail of one of those wonderful Boxpok wheels, K190 at Stony Point.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 90488 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 24 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8028
  • Description : K190 at Stony Point.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 84681 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 2001, catalogued 23 Sep 2001
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location MyGreenWheel
  • Description : A K class wheel, a painting by Stewart Hughes from one K190-2 above.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 85689 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : Jun 2004, catalogued 06 Jan 2005
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location my green wheel closeup
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    Here's a better scan of my painting. See if you can spot the deliberate error (OK accidental error!)


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 125876 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jun 2005, catalogued 12 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_19524
  • Description : On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the line from East Malvern to Glen Waverley, K190 and K153 (out of shot, at the rear of the train) depart Glen Waverley with a shuttle train for Darling.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 104893 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jun 2005, catalogued 12 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_19527
  • Description : On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the line from East Malvern to Glen Waverley, K190 and K153 (out of shot, at the rear of the train) depart Glen Waverley with a shuttle train for Darling.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 147038 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 12 Jun 2005, catalogued 12 Jun 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_19541
  • Description : On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the line from East Malvern to Glen Waverley, K190 and K153 (at the rear of the train) coast down the Syndal bank nearing Mount Waverley, with a shuttle train for Darling.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 380407 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 01 Jul 2007, catalogued 14 Jul 2007
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera Canon EOS350D, image location 20070701-150536-2_1200x900.JPG
  • Description : K190 climbing the Jordanville bank


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 339813 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 01 Jul 2007, catalogued 14 Jul 2007
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera Canon EOS350D, image location 20070701-150541_1200x900.JPG
  • Description : K190 climbing the Jordanville bank


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 238316 bytes, 800x533 pixels
  • Date : 27 Jun 2010, catalogued 18 Oct 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100627-143836_1200x900
  • Description : K190 steams across the Blackburn Road overpass at Syndal. I always wanted to get a photo of steam on this bridge. But I forgot that the bridge is actually two bridges, and I was on the wrong side, so you cannot see the loco's motion!


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 342585 bytes, 800x533 pixels
  • Date : 27 Jun 2010, catalogued 18 Oct 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100627-151853_1200x900
  • Description : K190 on the rear of the train, adds a bit of steam as it climbs away from the Syndal platform, heading towards Glen Waverley.


  • Image : dir=vic/Kclass/ page=index 339532 bytes, 800x533 pixels
  • Date : 27 Jun 2010, catalogued 18 Oct 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100627-151855_1200x900
  • Description : K190 on the rear of the train, adds a bit of steam as it climbs away from the Syndal platform, heading towards Glen Waverley.


See also The Bicentennial Triple Parallel Run for more K Class photos.

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