Victorian Railways ‘X class’ Steam

The X class 2-8-2 ‘Mikado’ ran on the Victorian Railways between 1929 and 1961 as a mainline goods locomotive. They were the most powerful goods locomotive on the VR until the advent of diesel-electric traction, and operated over the key Bendigo, Wodonga, and Gippsland mainlines.

In 1949, X 32 was fitted with German 'Stug' (Studiengesellschaft) equipment and a specially modified tender for the burning of Pulverised Brown Coal (PBC).

Initial trials were successful and the locomotive was considerably more powerful as a result of the conversion. X 32 was taken out of service in 1956 pending repairs, but was instead scrapped in 1957.

X 36 was withdrawn in May 1961 after 741,609 miles (1,193,504 km) of service and is today preserved at the ARHS North Williamstown Railway Museum

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