E - Suburban Tank Loco


The pattern suburban E class tank loco was introduced in 1888. Others followed between 1889 and 1894. There were seventy one in the class, numbered 426 (pattern), 346 to 394 ( even numbers ), 12, 34, 36, 428 to 460 ( even numbers ) and 472 to 520 ( even numbers ).

The locos were 2-4-2 wheel arrangement.

Between 1898 and 1906 three loco's were converted to 0-6-2 shunters.

Twenty were sold to South Australia, 1920/21.

In the 1920's, the electrification project rendered these loco's surplus and they were converted to 0-6-2 shunting engines and re-numbered in the process.

Note: The Victorian Railways in the early years numbered their locomotives into odds and evens groups: even numbers for passenger use and odd numbers for freight. For example 382 and 384 were E tank locos, number 383 was a Y class 0-6-0 freight engine.

   Photos   for  'E  '

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

   AM754 E - with H vans, Maldon, [sPJV]
   B5373 E - (or M), Up Pass all bogie stock/ex FKN, South Yarra, c1910, [oJCM]
   BA429 E - 3 x down trains hauled by E locos, Richmnond, [sRXO]
   AS175 E - down embankment, Ringwood, [sFXK]
   AM755 E - loco, Maldon, [oPJV]
   AS176 E - or M, [sFXK]
   DI109 E - Up train, rail staff and child, Up track view, Broadmeadows, c1900, [oCGD]
   AS177 E 12 - Up mixed, [sFXK]
   AD620 E 34 - ESSENDON headboard, [sPJV]
   AD623 E 34 - Phoenix plate, [sPJV]
   AD529 E 346 - Up Pass, Heidelberg, [oPTC]
   AC589 E 357, Newport Workshops, [oFXK]
   AQ704 E 369, Spencer Street, 5/10/1968, [oPJV]
   AW852 E 369, Newport Workshops, MayHol1967, [oPJV]
   DQ896 E 369, Newport Workshops, 5/1958, [oPJV]
   AQ689 E 369, Spencer Street, 5/10/1968, [oPJV]
   AQ629 E 369, Spencer Street, 5/10/1968, [oPJV]
   AI483 E 369, Newport Workshops, 5/1958, [oPJV]
   AI425 E 369, Newport Workshops, 5/1958, [oPJV]
   AW854 E 369 - 2, Newport Workshops, MayHol1967, [oPJV]
   AR403 E 369 - Dn Veteran train to Newport, Spencer St, 6/10/1968, [oPJV]
   DK692 E 369 - Elec birthday celebrations, east view, Spencer Street, 10/1968, [oPJV]
   B5242 E 369 - part view with rail staff, Spencer Street, 10/4/1968, [oRMC]
   AR396 E 369 - platform 1, Spencer St, 6/10/1968, [oPJV]
   AI420 E 369 - shunts L 1152, Newport Workshops, 5/1958, [oPJV]
   AX029 E 369 - veteran train, top half buffers, Spencer Street, 5/10/1968, [oPJV]
   AW856 E 369 - with E 371, Newport Workshops, MayHol1967, [oPJV]
   AK704 E 371, Newport Workshops, 5/1967, [oPJV]
   AW855 E 371, Newport Workshops, MayHol1967, [oPJV]
   AC163 E 371 - special, Footscray, 1960s, [oFXK]
   DJ492 E 371 - stored, half moon buffers, Newport Workshops, 1/1/1976, [oPJV]
   AW856 E 371 - with E 369, Newport Workshops, MayHol1967, [oPJV]
   AW853 E 377, Newport Workshops, MayHol1967, [oPJV]
   AD513 E 462, [sFXK]
   AS171 E 473, [sFXK]
   B5367 E 504 - with Tait train, start of electrification, Sandringham, 5/1919, [sJAM]
   AS178 E 512, [sFXK]
   Diagrams   for  'E  '

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

   AU959 E - 2-4-2 tank, 1900, [oPTC]

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File c565m, compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 22/3/2008