M - Diesel Hydraulic Shunter


For shunting duties at Newport Workshops, the VR built two diesel hydraulic locomotives in 1959.

Unconfirmed reports say the diesel engines were surplus units left over from personnel carrier and tank construction after WW II.

The units were numbered M 231, 232.

At 1996 there was one in operation at the Steamrail compound, Newport Workshops.

Vehicle history list

   Photos   for  'M  '

FileID Description................................................

   AW857 M 231, Newport Workshops, MayHol1967, [oPJV]
   DL418 M 231, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   BC057 M 231 - no engine, stored, Newport Workshops, 5/1981, [oPJV]
   AM597 M 232, [oPJV]
   DL419 M 232, Newport Workshops, 2/6/1980, [oPJV]
   CM587 M 232 - e1p, Newport Workshops, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CM856 M 232 - e1q, Newport Workshops, 7/3/1979, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'M  '

FileID Description................................................

   AX442 M 231, 232, [oPTC]

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File c426m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 14/11/2007