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Offline hvc  
#1 Posted : 03 March 2023 10:36:28(UTC)
hvc

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Hi all,

Readers may recall my post from last year after stumbling over two Victorian S class locos near my local shops:

https://www.marklin-user...t47967-Victorian-S-Class

Today I went past the flour mill and the following motley crew (not Mötley Crüe) had dropped off a wheat train:

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This is a Victorian P class diesel in front with two B class diesels at rear.

Those B class diesels are 70 years old this year, and still working for a living!

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Also production line sisters - B75 and B76, which both went into service in July 1953.

The surrounds were awkward so I couldn't get a shot clearly showing both ends at once, but these are two-ended ("Nohab" style) diesels, although the smaller upright windows more resemble the EMD E/F units.

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Here's another sister in the original Victorian Railways livery:

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https://en.wikipedia.org...ailways_B_class_(diesel)

This article include a lot of nice photos and interesting information on them:

http://www.victorianrail...0power/bdiesel/bdie.html
- Herman
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 03 March 2023 13:01:25(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: hvc Go to Quoted Post

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Looks like someone had problems with the coupler height gauge ... Blink Blink

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Offline hvc  
#3 Posted : 03 March 2023 13:05:23(UTC)
hvc

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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: hvc Go to Quoted Post

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Looks like someone had problems with the coupler height gauge ... Blink Blink



BigGrin

I noticed that too, but no, it's because the downhill slope starts in between the two locos - have a look at the difference in angle of the locos in the first photo:

IMG_5737.jpeg

Also, they have different bogies fitted - maybe they'd be slightly different heights as well.

- Herman
- Herman
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Offline marklinist5999  
#4 Posted : 03 March 2023 14:15:16(UTC)
marklinist5999

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The EMD 575, 579, and 675 engines were very robust! I'm sure the generators were as well.
Offline hvc  
#5 Posted : 10 March 2023 12:47:43(UTC)
hvc

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Tonight, S-class 312, which entered service in 1961, has spent another day hauling, and waits for morning to start work again...

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- Herman
- Herman
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Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#6 Posted : 10 March 2023 17:05:21(UTC)
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I LOVE those double ended victorian railways locos!
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