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6A Number Plate

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

Description
Number Plate 6A
Fabricated steel number board made by the Victorian Railways for locomotive 6A.
Size
Length Overall: 1' 5 15/16" ( 455 mm ) Height: 0' 11 1/8" ( 282 mm )
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Object Registration
000117
Keywords
6a, puffing billy, number plate, victorian railways
Historical information
Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 6A

Loco: 6A
In service Thursday, 18th July 1901
Livery Green
Owner Puffing Billy
Gauge 762
Status Preserved - Operational

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 It was temporarily withdrawn from service in 1958 and returned to service at Belgrave in 1962 for the reopening of this line where it saw almost continuous service until being withdrawn in 1983.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.
Made By
Victorian Railways - Newport Workshop (Maker)
Significance
Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 6A
Inscriptions & Markings
6A
Last updated
23 Oct 2019 at 2:31PM