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6A - Victorian Railways Na class steam locomotive number 6A

From the Collection of Puffing Billy Railway School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

Description
Steam Locomotive - with wrought iron frame with cast iron cylinders
Size
Length overall : 30' 8" Width: 8' 3" Height overall : 10' 10" Weight: 34 tons 7 cwt. Gauge: 2' 6" ( 762 mm )
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Object Registration
000023
Keywords
puffing billy, victorian railways, narrow gauge, steam locomotive, 6a, 6na
Historical information
6A
Built in 1901 and painted two-tone green, this locomotive was issued to the Colac to Beech Forest line and was used in that line’s construction. Over the years, it saw service on all four lines, but mostly on the Colac to Crowes and Upper Fern Tree Gully to Gembrook lines. It was temporarily withdrawn from service in 1958 and returned to service at Belgrave in 1962 for the reopening of this line where it saw almost continuous service until being withdrawn in 1983. It has been restored, as far as possible, to its original condition with original design side tanks, low bunker, original size windows, etc., but a steel cow-catcher in place of the original style wooden one. It also has its original colour scheme of two-tone green with white lining.

Loco: 6A
In service Thursday, 18th July 1901
Livery two-tone green
Owner Puffing Billy
Gauge 762mm / 2' 6'
Status Preserved - Operational

Service History :
Jul 1901 Colac - initial allocation of a new locomotive
Jul 1901 - Nov 1908 Colac
Mar 1909 - May 1909 Wangaratta
Jun 1909 - Other
Oct 1909 - Oct 1910 UFTG.
Nov 1910 - Feb 1912 Colac
May 1912 - Jun 1912 Wangaratta
Jul 1912 - Sep 1914 Moe
Oct 1914 - Aug 1924 Colac
May 1925 - Jul 1927 UFTG.
Aug 1927 - Oct 1928 Moe
Jan 1929 - Sep 1930 UFTG.
Sep 1930 - Jun 1932 Moe
Dec 1932 - Workshops
May 1933 - Colac
Sep 1933 - May 1936 Moe
Jun 1936 - Oct 1936 Workshops
Oct 1936 - May 1942 UFTG.
Sep 1942 - Apr 1949 Colac
May 1949 - Apr 1950 Workshops
May 1950 - Dec 1957 UFTG.
Feb 1958 - Apr 1962 Workshops
May 1962 - Belgrave - In Active Service at Puffing Billy Railway Belgrave
When Made
1901
Significance
Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge NA class steam locomotive number 6A
Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H2187
Puffing Billy Locomotives and Rolling Stock Collection

Dates that 6A worked on the Gembrook Line

Nov-1909 to Nov-1910
May-1925 to Aug-1927
Jan-1929 to Sep-1930
Oct-1936 to Sep-1942
May-1950 to Feb-1958
May-1962 - Returned to Gembrook railway
Oct-1977 - Transferred to PBR ownership
Inscriptions & Markings
6A
Last updated
14 Jun 2018 at 1:45PM