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Victorian Railways E class (electric)

Index Victorian Railways E class (electric)

The Victorian Railways E class was a class of electric locomotive that ran on the Victorian Railways from 1923 until 1984. [1]

39 relations: Australian Railway Historical Society, Australian Railway Historical Society Museum, Bo-Bo, Boxcab, Co-Co locomotives, Direct current, Electric chair, Electric locomotive, Electric multiple unit, Electricity, General Electric, Jolimont Workshops, Melbourne, Motor–generator, Multiple-unit train control, Newport Workshops, North Melbourne Locomotive Depot, Orbost railway line, Overhead line, Pantograph (transport), Shunting (rail), South Dynon Locomotive Depot, Steam locomotive, Steamrail Victoria, Steeplecab, Swing Door (train), Tait (train), Tractive force, Traralgon, Victorian Railways, Victorian Railways C class, Victorian Railways Dd class, Victorian Railways E class, Victorian Railways L class, Victorian Railways Y class, Volt, 0-6-0, 2-4-2, 4-6-2.

Australian Railway Historical Society

The Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS) aims to foster an interest in the railways, and record and preserve many facets of railway operations.

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Australian Railway Historical Society Museum

The Australian Railway Historical Society Museum is located on Champion Road, Newport, Victoria, near the North Williamstown station.

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Bo-Bo

B-B and Bo-Bo are the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and British classifications of wheel arrangement for railway locomotives with four axles in two individual bogies.

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Boxcab

A boxcab, in railroad terminology, is a locomotive in which the machinery and crew areas are enclosed in a box-like superstructure (from boxcar).

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Co-Co locomotives

Co-Co is the wheel arrangement for a diesel locomotive with two six-wheeled bogies with all axles powered, with a separate motor per axle.

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Direct current

Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.

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Electric chair

Execution by electrocution, performed using an electric chair, is a method of execution originating in the United States in which the condemned person is strapped to a specially built wooden chair and electrocuted through electrodes fastened on the head and leg.

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Electric locomotive

An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or a supercapacitor.

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Electric multiple unit

An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple-unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.

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Electricity

Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of electric charge.

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General Electric

General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Jolimont Workshops

Jolimont Workshops was a railway workshop operated by the Victorian Railways beside Jolimont Yard in inner city Melbourne, Australia.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Motor–generator

A motor–generator (an M–G set) is a device for converting electrical power to another form.

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Multiple-unit train control

Multiple-unit train control, sometimes abbreviated to multiple-unit or MU, is a method of simultaneously controlling all the traction equipment in a train from a single location, whether it is a Multiple unit comprising a number of self-powered passenger cars or a set of locomotives.

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Newport Workshops

The Newport Railway Workshops is a facility in the Melbourne suburb of Newport, Australia, that builds, maintains and refurbishes railway rollingstock.

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North Melbourne Locomotive Depot

North Melbourne Locomotive Depot was the main location for maintenance of the Victorian Railways steam locomotive fleet based in Melbourne.

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Orbost railway line

The Orbost railway line (also known as the Gippsland line) is a partially closed railway line serving the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland regions of Victoria, Australia.

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Overhead line

An overhead line or overhead wire is used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains.

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Pantograph (transport)

A pantograph (or "pan") is an apparatus mounted on the roof of an electric train, tram or electric bus to collect power through contact with an overhead line.

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Shunting (rail)

Shunting, in railway operations, is the process of sorting items of rolling stock into complete trains, or the reverse.

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South Dynon Locomotive Depot

South Dynon Locomotive Depot is an Australian locomotive depot in Melbourne, purpose built for the servicing of diesel and electric locomotives by the Victorian Railways opening in July 1961.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Steamrail Victoria

Steamrail Victoria is a not-for-profit volunteer group established in 1965 to restore and operate historic locomotives and rolling stock used on the railways in Victoria, Australia.

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Steeplecab

In railroad terminology, a steeplecab is a style or design of electric locomotive; the term is rarely if ever used for other forms of power.

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Swing Door (train)

Swing Door trains, commonly known as "Dogboxes" or "Doggies", were wooden-bodied electric multiple unit (EMU) trains that operated on the suburban railway network of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Tait (train)

The Tait trains were a wooden bodied Electric Multiple Unit train that operated on the suburban railway network of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Tractive force

As used in mechanical engineering, the term tractive force can either refer to the total traction a vehicle exerts on a surface, or the amount of the total traction that is parallel to the direction of motion.

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Traralgon

Traralgon is a city located in the east of the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

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Victorian Railways

The Victorian Railways operated in the Australian state of Victoria from 1859 to 1983.

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Victorian Railways C class

The C class was a mainline goods locomotive of the 2-8-0 'Consolidation' type that ran on the Victorian Railways between 1918 and 1962.

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Victorian Railways Dd class

The DD class (later reclassified into D1, D2 and D3 subclasses) was a passenger and mixed traffic steam locomotive that ran on Victorian Railways from 1902 to 1974.

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Victorian Railways E class

The pattern suburban E class tank loco was built by Kitson & Co of Leeds, England, in 1888 and was a typical British tank engine of the 2-4-2 wheel arrangement.

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Victorian Railways L class

The Victorian Railways L class was a class of mainline electric locomotive that ran on Australia's Victorian Railways and its successor V/Line from 1953 until 1987.

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Victorian Railways Y class

The Victorian Railways Y class was a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotives.

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Volt

The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.

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0-6-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and no trailing wheels.

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2-4-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles and two trailing wheels on one axle.

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4-6-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and two trailing wheels on one axle.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Railways_E_class_(electric)

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