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B Class Co-Co diesel electric

The B class were the Victorian Railways' first diesels, and were built by Clyde Engineering in Sydney. In 1952, the delivery run of the class leader, B60, made history when it hauled a goods train over the standard gauge from Sydney to Wondonga, where it was bogie exchanged for the run to Melbourne. This was the first time in Australia that a single engine had worked over multiple gauges.

The B class displaced the R class from The Overland and the S class from The Spirit of Progress, the chief VR express passenger trains, and led directly to the withdrawal of the H class and S class steam locomotives.

B61

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  • Date : 1998, catalogued 28 Aug 2000
  • Photographer : ?
  • Medium :
  • Description : A pair of West Coast Railway B class at Spencer Street


B74

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  • Date : 1 Apr 1995
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : B74 runs around her train, ready to pull a special to Bendigo, while N470 waits to depart with a Geelong passenger.


B75

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  • Date : 18 Jul 1992, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18625
  • Description : B75 idles at Spencer Street Station, waiting to depart with an excursion train to Wagunyah.


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  • Date : 18 Jul 1992, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18626
  • Description : B75 performs for a photo stop near Seymour. Pity the sun didn't perform as well!


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  • Date : 18 Jul 1992, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18628
  • Description : B75 approaching Euroa (?), and evidence of a once more extensive railway system.


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  • Date : 18 Jul 1992, catalogued 03 Dec 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : B75 approaching Euroa (?), and evidence of a once more extensive railway system. Same photo location as B75-2


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  • Date : 18 Jul 1992, catalogued 03 Dec 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : same photo location as B75-3 , but on print film. Demonstrates the latitude of colour print versus colour slide film, rather, doesn't it?


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  • Date : 18 Jul 1992, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18631
  • Description : B75 and J515 shunt at Springhurst, during a special to Wagunyah.


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  • Date : 18 Jul 1992, catalogued 29 Aug 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : personal photograph (Kodacolor Gold)
  • Description : J515 and B75 at Springhurst.


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  • Date : 18 Jul 1992, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18634
  • Description : J515 and B75 pose before the grandiloquent water tower at Springhurst


B84

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  • Date : Oct 1979
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 8022
  • Description : B84 with a Gippsland passenger at Caulfield station.


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