Trains - Where building a brand new Steam Locomotive V499

The 'V499 Project' as it is known was launched in July 2011. The aim is to build a compound cylinder V class locomotive. 16 of the class were built between 1900-1902 and were the largest locomotives ever built by the Victorian Railways at the time. The class were very powerful and highly successful and traveled all over Victoria.
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This film is very rare and shows V class V213 hauling a train load of Briquettes away from Yallour in Gippsland. More details about the locomotive are found ...

This film is very rare and shows V class V213 hauling a train load of Briquettes away from Yallour in Gippsland. More details about the locomotive are found ...

Help Build Our Locomotive Cab by Victorian Steam Locomotive Co. As technology improved and more modern designs of locomotive were introduced the V class started to be withdrawn in 1924. By January 1930 all 16 members had been scrapped. Sadly this means that an example of this much-loved class was never preserved. However, that is changing.  The Victorian Steam Locomotive Company was formed with the aim to build, from scratch, a Victorian Railways V Class Steam Locomotive!

Help Build Our Locomotive Cab by Victorian Steam Locomotive Co. As technology improved and more modern designs of locomotive were introduced the V class started to be withdrawn in 1924. By January 1930 all 16 members had been scrapped. Sadly this means that an example of this much-loved class was never preserved. However, that is changing. The Victorian Steam Locomotive Company was formed with the aim to build, from scratch, a Victorian Railways V Class Steam Locomotive!

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V499 project Display Steamrail Open Day Weekend March 2016

V499 project Display Steamrail Open Day Weekend March 2016

V Class History - In 1899, the Victorian Railways imported from the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, USA, a pattern locomotive for a new design of all-lines heavy goods engine. This was a large and handsome locomotive, the largest that the VR system had seen at that time, and was typically American in design. It had a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement (2 leading wheels, 8 driving wheels and 0 trailing wheels) with four cylinders arranged on the Vauclain system of compound propulsion.

V Class History - In 1899, the Victorian Railways imported from the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, USA, a pattern locomotive for a new design of all-lines heavy goods engine. This was a large and handsome locomotive, the largest that the VR system had seen at that time, and was typically American in design. It had a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement (2 leading wheels, 8 driving wheels and 0 trailing wheels) with four cylinders arranged on the Vauclain system of compound propulsion.

Twinned projects Australia & The UK Vicsteam.com | To build and operate a Victorian Railways, Vauclain compound cylinder, V class, 2-8-0.

Twinned projects Australia & The UK Vicsteam.com | To build and operate a Victorian Railways, Vauclain compound cylinder, V class, 2-8-0.

V499 Project. Limited Edition Name Plates. Steamrail Open Day Weekend March 2016

V499 Project. Limited Edition Name Plates. Steamrail Open Day Weekend March 2016

With A Small Donation You Can Help Built it Into Reality!

With A Small Donation You Can Help Built it Into Reality!

Help Build Our Locomotive Cab by Victorian Steam Locomotive Co.

Help Build Our Locomotive Cab by Victorian Steam Locomotive Co.

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