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E Class Co-Co Electric
These locos were built by the Victorian Railways to handle
suburban goods traffic, and the occasional shunting of passenger
stock. I recall seeing these locos at places like Box Hill goods
yard, on my way by "red rattler" train between East Ringwood (my
parents' home) and Glenferrie (my grandparents' home) at weekends.
The phrase that stuck in my young impressionable mind from these
electrified suburban goods yards was "DANGER! Contact with the
overhead wiring will lead to instant death!
Unfortunately, the Box Hill goods yard is no more, and indeed,
all suburban goods yards have disappeared, along with the rather
ungainly looking but very utilitarian E class.