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Locomotives

Our collection includes an extensive fleet of Tasmanian locomotives, covering a number of different types of motive power (steam, diesel-electric, diesel-hydraulic and diesel-mechanical).

EBR No. 21

EBR No. 21

Built for Emu Bay Railway and used as a mixed traffic loco, and later as a shunting loco. Taken over by AN TasRail in 1998. Purchased by DVR in 2001.

Type Diesel Hydraulic
Wheel Arrangement D
Builder North British Locomotive Company
Year 1954
H2
Type Tender Steam Locomotive
Wheel Arrangement 4-8-2
Builder Vulcan Foundry
Year 1951
H5

H5

Type Tender Steam Locomotive
Wheel Arrangement 4-8-2
Builder Vulcan Foundry
Year 1951
M1

M1

Built for Tasmanian Government Railways and used mainly as a passenger loco. Withdrawn from service in 1960. Stored and preserved in a park at Ross in 1971. Acquired by DVR in April 2000 and transferred to New Norfolk and stored.

Type Tender Steam Locomotive
Wheel Arrangement 4-6-2
Builder Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn
Year 1951
MA1

MA1

Built for Tasmanian Government Railways and used mainly as a passenger loco.

Type Tender Steam Locomotive
Wheel Arrangement 4-6-2
Builder Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn
Year 1951
U5

U5

Type Diesel Mechanical
Wheel Arrangement ?
Builder ?
Year 1955, rebuilt by TGR in 1960
V7

V7

Built for Tasmanian Government Railways and used as a shunting/branch line loco. Withdrawn in 1983, stored and preserved in park at Margate in 1985 following the sale and removal of engine and gearbox. Acquired by DVR in 1998 and transferred to New Norfolk and stored.

Type Diesel Mechanical
Wheel Arrangement C
Builder Drewry/Vulcan
Year 1954
X10

X10

Built for Tasmanian Government Railways and used as a mixed traffic loco.

Type Diesel Electric
Wheel Arrangement Bo-Bo
Builder English Electric/Vulcan Foundry
Year 1951
X18

Built for Tasmanian Government Railways and used as a mixed traffic loco. Purchased in 1988 by Tasmanian Locomotive Company. Purchased by DVR in 1991.

Type Diesel Electric
Wheel Arrangement Bo-Bo
Builder English Electric/Vulcan Foundry
Year 1951
X30

X30

Built for Tasmanian Government Railways and used as a mixed traffic loco.

Type Diesel Electric
Wheel Arrangement Bo-Bo
Builder English Electric/Vulcan Foundry
Year 1951
Y2
Y2 at New Norfolk
Y2 at New Norfolk

The Y class was based on the then standard EE export design, seen in Australia as the Midland Railway (Western Australia) F class and South Australian 800 class. Eight Y class locomotives were in batches by the Launceston railway workshops between 1961 and 1972, using parts supplied by English Electric. The new locomotivs could operate in multiple with the earlier X class, although different performance characteristics meant that this was not optimal, although the XA class medications did go some way to improving this. At completion, Y4 was named Rowallan and Y5 Sir Charles Gairdner after the previous and current Tasmanian Governors respectively.

Withdrawn by AN TasRail in 1991 and stored. Acquired by DVR in 1994.

Type Diesel Electric
Wheel Arrangement Bo-Bo
Builder Tasmanian Government Railways
Year 1961