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12A - Victorian Railways Na class Steam Locomotive Number 12A

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 )
Object Registration
000032
Keywords
puffing billy, 12a, victorian railways, narrow gauge, steam locomotive
Historical information
12A
Built in 1912 and painted Canadian red & dark brown, this locomotive was issued to the Colac to Crowes line, but over the years saw service on all four lines. It was withdrawn from service in 1954 at Moe and sent to Newport Workshops for storage where it remained until 1972. After overhaul at Ballarat North Workshops, it was brought to Belgrave in 1973 where it saw continuous service until withdrawn in 1982 for a complete rebuild. It was returned to service in 1992 in close to its early 1940s condition with all-over Black livery. It will be returned to its post WWI condition with low bunker, narrow ash chute, steel cowcatcher and Canadian red livery.

Loco: 12A
In service Monday, 23rd December 1912
Livery Canadian red & dark brown
Owner Puffing Billy
Gauge 762mm / 2' 6"
Status Preserved - Operational

Service History:
Oct 1912 - Colac - initial allocation of a new locomotive
Oct 1912 - Nov 1916 Colac
Jan 1917 - Jan 1919 UFTG.
Mar 1920 - Wangaratta
Jul 1920 - Sep 1925 Colac
Jan 1926 - Aug 1926 Moe
Sep 1926 - Oct 1937 UFTG.
Mar 1938 - Mar 1943 Moe
Aug 1943 - Dec 1946 UFTG.
Mar 1947 - May 1948 Workshops
Mar 1949 - Apr 1950 UFTG.
May 1950 - Aug 1954 Moe
Oct 1954 - Jul 1970 Workshops
Aug 1973 - In active service at Puffing Billy Railway Belgrave
When Made
1912
Made By
Victorian Railways - Newport Workshop
Significance
Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge NA class steam locomotive number 12A

Dates that 12A worked on the Gembrook Line
Jan-1917 to Mar-1920
Sep-1926 to Mar-1938
Aug-1945 to Mar-1947
Mar-1949 to May-1950
Aug-1973 - Returned to service.
Oct-1977 - Transferred to ETRB ownership.
Inscriptions & Markings
12A
Last updated
14 Jun 2018 at 1:51PM