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7A Number Plate

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

Description
Number Plate 7A
Fabricated steel number board made by the Victorian Railways for locomotive 7A
Size
Length Overall: 1' 4 9/16" ( 420 mm ) Height: 0' 10 13/16" ( 275 mm )
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Object Registration
000120
Keywords
puffing billy, 7a, number plate, victorian railways
Historical information
Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 7A

Loco: 7A
In service Saturday, 6th May 1905
Livery Maroon
Owner Puffing Billy
Gauge 762
Status Preserved - Operational

7A
Built in 1905 and painted Canadian red & dark brown, this locomotive was issued to the Wangaratta to Whitfield line and saw service on all four lines with most of its service on the Upper Fern Tree Gully to Gembrook line. It was temporarily withdrawn from service in 1958 and returned to service at Belgrave in 1962 for the reopening of this line where it has seen almost continuous service since. 1979 saw the early two-tone green colour scheme applied to this loco as a trial even though it never historically carried it, but its physical configuration was not altered accordingly. It is now painted its original livery of Canadian Pacific red & dark brown and will eventually be returned, as far a possible, to its original condition with a low bunker, narrow ash-chute, etc.
Made By
Victorian Railways - Newport Workshop (Maker)
Significance
Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 7A
Inscriptions & Markings
7a
Last updated
23 Oct 2019 at 2:21PM