VR B Class EMD
VR B Class EMD

VR B Class EMD

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Victorian Railways (VR) B Class built by Clyde Engineering.

EMD ML2

  • Power Unit: EMD 16-567BC, V16, 950RPM Max
  • Generator: EMD D12
  • Traction Motors: 6 x EMD D27
  • Power output for traction: 1500hp
  • Continuous tractive effort: 40,240lb
  • Max speed: 83mph (133kph)
  • Weight: 114t 0cwt

There were 26 in class B60 to B85 and was delivered between 14 Jul 1952 and 22 Feb 1954.

B60 was the only named B class in VR - Harold W Clapp.  In VLine livery it was Sir Harold Clapp.

B61 in SSR ownership was named Bernie Baker with a special paint scheme to commemorate the gathering of Streamliner locos at Goulburn NSW 2016.

B62 was the first diesel to run 1,000,000 miles in Australia.