The ‘Consolidation’ 2-8-0 type K-Class locomotive was built at Newport workshops between 1922 to 1946. Mainly used on light branchlines generally with mixed traffic a total of 53 were built. Samhongsa created a beautiful steamer in a number of different versions including those now preserved with Steamrail Victoria.
Australian National Railways introduced one of the most striking liveries ever seen on our railways. It was the early 90’s that saw the rebuilds of the “CL”s to “CLP” and “CLF versions, one being for passenger service and the other for freight.
This exquisite model reflects the character of the this most regal of all wooden express passenger carriage. First built in 1909 they provided service until late 1980’s/early ’90s. Any passenger consist must include this elegant car on your layout.
The Victorian Railways “J” Class 2-8-0 Coal & Oil Burner locomotives were introduced into service between 1953 and 1954. The “J” was the second of the “Consolidation” design after the “K” Class. They were equally at home on fast goods, pick-up goods or passenger work either alone, or on heavy trains, double heading with another […]