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Dd Class Locos

The 4-6-0 type Dd-class was the first of seven standard steam locomotives designed by Victorian Railways engineers in the early decades of the 20th century. Intended as a mixed traffic locomotive primarily for use on the light branchlines, it proved a successful and highly versatile engine with 261 built by the government workshops and private contractors between 1902 and 1920.

Later improvements included the provision of superheaters from 1914 and larger boilers from 1922. When the planned electrification of the Melbourne suburban system was delayed, a modified 4-6-2 tank engine version (known as the DDE-class) was developed to haul larger suburban passenger trains, with some 58 built between 1908 and 1913.


 Train on turntableview larger image Train turntable at Mirboo North Station, circa 1925.

 Steam locomotiveview larger image DD-class steam locomotive, post-1902.

 Train with passenger carriagesview larger image Steam locomotive No.D2 766, circa 1920.

 Train with passenger carriagesview larger image Steam locomotive D2 766 with passenger carriages, circa 1920.

 Steam engineview larger image Steam locomotive, circa 1920.

 Steam engine at coal stageview larger image Dd-class locomotive at coal stage, unknown location, post-1910.

 Steam engine with guards vanview larger image Steam locomotive No.716 with guards van.

 Steam engineview larger image Excursion train, Daylesford district, pre 1930.


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