Historical information

Loco: 3A
In service Monday, 4th June 1900
Livery Not painted
Owner Puffing Billy
Gauge 762
Status Stored

Built in 1900 and painted two-tone green, this locomotive was issued to the Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook line and was used in the line’s construction. Over the years, it saw service on the Colac to Crowes and Moe to Walhalla lines, but it saw more service on the Gembrook line than any other. It was withdrawn from service in 1955 at Upper Fern Tree Gully and sold in 1960 to the Lord Mayor’s Camp at Portsea where it remained on static display until 1977. From there it was eventually brought to Belgrave for eventual restoration. When restored, it will be returned, as far as possible to its original condition with wooden cow-catchers, original design side tanks, low bunker, no smoke-box ash chute, etc. It will also have its original colour scheme of two-tone green with white lining.


Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 3A

Physical description

Locomotive Number Plate from 3A
made of cast metal & Brass

Inscriptions & markings