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Victorian Railways X class

Index Victorian Railways X class

The Victorian Railways X class was a mainline goods locomotive of the 2-8-2 'Mikado' type operated by the Victorian Railways (VR) between 1929 and 1960. [1]

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Australian pound

The Australian pound (symbol £) was the currency of Australia from 1910 until 14 February 1966, when it was replaced by the Australian dollar.

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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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Axle load

The axle load of a wheeled vehicle is the total weight felt by the roadway for all wheels connected to a given axle.

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Ballarat V/Line rail service

The Ballarat V/Line rail service is a regional passenger rail service operated by V/Line in Victoria, Australia.

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Belpaire firebox

The Belpaire firebox is a type of firebox used on steam locomotives.

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Bendigo

Bendigo is a city in Victoria, Australia, located very close to the geographical centre of the state and approximately north west of the state capital, Melbourne.

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Bendigo railway line

The Bendigo railway line is a regional railway in Victoria, Australia, running from Melbourne to Bendigo, on which there are currently 11 stations open.

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Booster engine

A booster engine for steam locomotives is a small two-cylinder steam engine back-gear-connected to the trailing truck axle on the locomotive or, if none, the lead truck on the tender.

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Combustion chamber

A combustion chamber is that part of an internal combustion engine (ICE) in which the fuel/air mix is burned.

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Commonwealth Steel Company

Commonwealth Steel Company was an American steel company based in Granite City, Illinois and founded in 1901 "by some of the young men who had helped establish the American Steel Foundry".

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CSR Limited

CSR Limited is a major Australian industrial company, producing building products and having a 25% share in the Tomago aluminium smelter located near Newcastle, New South Wales.

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Flinders Street railway station

Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Flinders Street Viaduct

The Flinders Street Viaduct is a railway bridge in Melbourne, Australia.

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Foster railway station

Foster was a railway station on the South Gippsland line in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

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Gheringhap, Victoria

Gheringhap is a rural township near Geelong, Victoria, Australia, located approximately 83 km southwest of Melbourne, between Geelong and Meredith on the Midland Highway.

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Horsepower

Horsepower (hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done).

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Illinois

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Korumburra railway station

Korumburra is a heritage listed railway station on the former South Gippsland line in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

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Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park & Railway

The Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park & Railway is an Australian mining museum, located in the Central Tablelands city of Lithgow, New South Wales.

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Long ton

Long ton, also known as the imperial ton or displacement ton,Dictionary.com - "a unit for measuring the displacement of a vessel, equal to a long ton of 2240 pounds (1016 kg) or 35 cu.

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Maroona railway station

Maroona is the junction station between what is the main western railway line and the branch line to Portland, Victoria, Australia.

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Morwell Advertiser

The Morwell Advertiser was a weekly newspaper published from 1886 until 1972 in Morwell, Victoria, Australia.

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Morwell, Victoria

Morwell is a town in the Latrobe Valley area of Gippsland, in South-Eastern Victoria, Australia approximately 149 km (93 mi) east of Melbourne.

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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 East railway line

The North East railway is in the north-east of Victoria, Australia.

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Oberon, New South Wales

Oberon is a town and local government area (see Oberon Shire) in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.

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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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Particle board

Particle board – also known as particleboard, low-density fibreboard (LDF), and chipboard – is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even sawdust, and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which is pressed and extruded.

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Priming (steam locomotive)

Priming (foaming in North America) is a condition in the boiler of a steam locomotive in which water is carried over into the steam delivery.

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Seymour railway station

Seymour railway station is located on the North East line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the town of Seymour.

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Smoke deflectors

Smoke deflectors, sometimes called "blinkers" in the UK because of their strong resemblance to the blinkers used on horses, and "elephant ears" in US railway slang, are vertical plates attached to each side of the smokebox at the front of a steam locomotive.

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Smokebox

A smokebox is one of the major basic parts of a steam locomotive exhaust system.

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South Gippsland railway line

The South Gippsland railway line opened in 1892, branching from the Gippsland line at Dandenong, and extending to Port Albert.

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South Maitland coalfields

The South Maitland coalfields was the most extensive coalfield in New South Wales until the great coal mining slump of the 1960s.

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Southern Cross railway station

Southern Cross railway station (formerly and still colloquially known as Spencer Street station) is a major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne.

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Spirit of Progress

The Spirit of Progress was the premier express passenger train on the Victorian Railways in Australia, running from Melbourne to the New South Wales border at Albury, and later through to Sydney.

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State Coal Mine

The State Coal Mine, also known as State Coal Mine Heritage Area, is a former 20th century state-owned black coal mine located in Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia.

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The Argus (Melbourne)

The Argus was a morning daily newspaper in Melbourne, Australia that was established in 1846 and closed in 1957.

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Thermic siphon

Thermic siphons (alt. thermic syphons) are heat-exchanging elements in the firebox or combustion chamber of some steam boiler and steam locomotive designs.

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Token (railway signalling)

In railway signalling, a token is a physical object which a train driver is required to have or see before entering onto a particular section of single track.

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Track gauge conversion

Gauge conversion is the change of one railway track gauge to another.

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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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Victorian Railways

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

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Victorian Railways B class (diesel)

The B class are a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Granville for the Victorian Railways in 1952-1953.

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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 H class

The Victorian Railways H class was an express passenger steam locomotive operated by the Victorian Railways from 1941 to 1958.

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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 N class

The N class was a branch line steam locomotive that ran on Victorian Railways from 1925 to 1966.

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Victorian Railways R class

The R class was an express passenger steam locomotive that ran on Australia's Victorian Railways (VR) from 1951 to 1974.

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Victorian Railways S class

The Victorian Railways S class was a class of 4-6-2 express passenger steam locomotive operated by the Victorian Railways (VR) in Australia between 1928 and 1954.

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Victorian Railways S class (diesel)

The S class are a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Granville for the Victorian Railways between 1957 and 1961.

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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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Warrnambool railway line

The Warrnambool railway line (also known as the South West line, formerly known as the Port Fairy railway line) is a railway serving the south west of Victoria, Australia.

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1949 Australian coal strike

The 1949 Australian coal strike was the first time that Australian military forces were used during peacetime to break a trade union strike.

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2-8-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles and no trailing wheels.

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2-8-2

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

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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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4-6-4

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels, six powered and coupled driving wheels and four trailing wheels.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Railways_X_class

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