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14A - Victorian Railways Na class Steam Locomotive

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

Description
Steam Locomotive with wrought iron frame with cast iron cylinders - Converted to running on Light Oil in 2018
Size
Length overall : 30' 8" Width: 8' 3" Height overall : 10' 10" Weight: 34 tons 7 cwt. Gauge: 2' 6" ( 762 mm )
Object Registration
000033
Keywords
puffing billy, 14a, victorian railways, narrow gauge, steam locomotive
Historical information
14A
Built in 1914 and painted Canadian red & dark brown, this locomotive was issued to the Colac to Crowes line and saw service on all four lines, but mostly on the Colac to Crowes line. It was withdrawn from service in 1962 at Colac and sent to Newport Workshops for storage where it remained, except for a brief time at Bendigo North Work-shops in 1963. After overhaul, it was brought to Belgrave in 1965 where it has seen almost continuous service since. In 1978, it became the first of the preserved NA’s to trial a historic colour scheme for which the Canadian red & dark brown was chosen, but ended up mistakenly being painted a “London Tan” & dark brown. In 1996 it received a more correct Canadian red livery. This “temporary” trial livery has now given way to 14A’s designated livery of all-over black. Its physical configuration will match the late 1940s era with the extended bunker, guard irons, etc.

Loco: 14A
In service Thursday, 25th June 1914
Withdrawn April 1962
Livery Canadian red & dark brown
Owner Puffing Billy
Gauge 762mm / 2' 6"
Status Preserved - Operational - Converted to running on Light Oil in 2018

Service History:
Jun 1914 - Colac - initial allocation of a new locomotive
Jun 1914 - May 1921 Colac
Aug 1921 - UFTG.
Sep 1921 - Feb 1923 Moe
May 1923 - Apr 1927 Colac
Jul 1927 - Apr 1929 UFTG.
Apr 1929 - May 1932 Other
May 1932 - Nov 1934 Moe
Dec 1934 - Jan 1940 Wangaratta
Jun 1940 - Workshops
Oct 1940 - Mar 1947 Colac
May 1948 - Nov 1960 Colac - Stored
Apr 1962 - Jul 1962 Workshops - Stored
Dec 1965 - Belgrave - In active service at Puffing Billy Railway Belgrave
When Made
1914
Made By
Victorian Railways - Newport Workshop (Maker)
Significance
Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge NA class steam locomotive number 14A

Dates that 14A worked on the Gembrook Line

Aug-1921 to Sep-1921
Jul-1927 to Apr-1929
Dec-1965 - Returned to service
Oct-1977 - Transferred to ETRB ownership
Inscriptions & Markings
14A
Last updated
7 Aug 2019 at 12:09PM