F Class 0-6-0 Diesel Loco


The VR purchased several diesel electric shunters from English Electric. In the early 1950's there was a shortage of shunting engines. Originally they were red and numbered in the 300's. With the introduction of S loco's in the mid 1950's which took the S steam number group (300 onwards), the F locos were renumbered in the 200's. The F's were numbered 201 - 212.

The SECV (State Electricity Commission of Victoria) also purchased a similar type for shunting at the Newport Power Station. A mystery with the SEC units was that the builders numbers did not fall in line with the chronological sequence of the VR units. It seems that the builders numbers for the SECV units were assigned to a British purchase which was cancelled. There is speculation that these units were then available at reduced price. The SEC units were numberd SEC 1, 2, 3. These were later transferred to the VR and ran with SEC numbers for about twelve months before being renumbered in the F group as 213, 214, 215 though correct conversion sequence is not known by the writer.

The two units allocated to Wodonga, F 205, 215 were fitted with extra air compressors.

   Photos   for  'F  '

FileID Description................................................

   DI834 F - trailing view, yard pilot, Geelong, 25/3/1971, [oPJV]
   BB829 F - part view, stored, VR on cab side, Newport Workshops, 30/3/1981, [oPJV]
   AI406 F - shunting, Spencer St, 5/1968, [oPJV]
   AK896 F 201, South Dynon, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   DL460 F 201 - Colly pilot, Flinders Street Yard, 11/6/1980, [oPJV]
   DL536 F 201 - Colly pilot/long end, Flinders Street Yard, 11/6/1980, [oPJV]
   DO592 F 201 - distant, South Dynon, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CT659 F 201 - with W 244, W 262, W 241, South Dynon, 11/2/1979, [oPJV]
   DL361 F 202 - docks Gippslander from Colly sidings, Flinders Street Yard, 3/5/1980, [oPJV]
   CU338 F 202 - shunting cars/colly sidings, Flinders Street Yard, 29/3/1976, [oPJV]
   AK899 F 203 - homebuilt headlight housing, South Dynon, 13/10/1976, [oPJV]
   CU536 F 203 - part view, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   BU780 F 205 - turntable road with X and S, Geelong Loco, 1980s, [sPJV]
   CU569 F 206 - s2p, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU570 F 206 - s2q, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU537 F 207 - e1q, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CT875 F 207 - s1e2c, South Dynon, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU535 F 207 - s1p, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU536 F 207 - s1q, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   AL667 F 208 - on pass cars, Spencer St, 9/1968, [oPJV]
   DK615 F 208 - PB pilot moves cement wagons, Flinders Street Yard, 22/6/1976, [oPJV]
   DI836 F 209 - shoves back car set with Joint Stock E cars, Spencer Street, 26/3/1971, [oPJV]
   AM300 F 209 - shunting Pass Yard, Spencer Street, 26/3/1971, [oPJV]
   AK900 F 210, Spencer Street, c1975, [oPJV]
   CU584 F 210 + F + F + B, W 252, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU411 F 210 - e1p, South Dynon, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU410 F 210 - e1q, South Dynon, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU582 F 210 - e2p, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU583 F 210 - e2q, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU569 F 210 - part view, South Dynon, 7/1/1979, [oPJV]
   CU412 F 210 - s1e1c, South Dynon, 13/1/1979, [oPJV]
   BY673 F 211, Geelong Loco, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   DS829 F 211 - 3 x F units on turntable road, Geelong Loco, 29/4/1979, [oPJV]
   BS062 F 211 - hauls CE through wash, Jolimont Workshops, 29/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BO261 F 211 - shunts Harris T car, Jolimont Workshops, 30/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BS064 F 211 - uncouples 406M ce after wash, Jolimont Workshops, 29/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BR372 F 211 - wasdock, views, Jolimont Workshops, 29/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BR268 F 211 - washdock duties, Jolimont Workshops, 22/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BR269 F 211 - washdock duties, with CE, 156M swd, Jolimont Workshops, 22/11/1984, [oPJV]
   BC965 F 212, Spencer Street, 27/10/1976, [oRXO]
   AK891 F 212, North Melbourne, 1967, [oPJV]
   AK892 F 212, Maldon, 1996, [oPJV]
   AW730 F 212, North Melbourne, 1/1967, [oPJV]
   BA234 F 212, Maldon, 1990s, [sRXO]
   CU518 F 213 - shunting BFW 17, shunter on step, Geelong Loco, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU517 F 213 - shunting/turning BFW 17, Geelong Loco, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CU519 F 213 - turning BFW 17, Geelong Loco, 12/3/1979, [oPJV]
   CN000 F 214 - shunt train set and van, Bendigo, 1970s, [oBAU]
   CN001 F 214 - shunts cars into shed, Bendigo, 1970s, [oBAU]
   BB829 F 214 - stored, Newport Workshops, 30/3/1981, [oPJV]
   BE277 F 215 - end of shunt, oc, long end, Wodonga Coal Siding, 16/10/1974, [oPJV]
   AA372 F 215 - part view, cab, [oPJV]
   AK901 F 215 - SEC end stripes, Wodonga, 8/2/1975, [oPJV]
   BY895 F 216 - part cab, Newport Workshops, 4/5/1979, [oPJV]
   BI430 F 216 - shunting, oc 472M t burnt, Newport Workshops, 26/5/1983, [oPJV]
   AF396 F 311 - buffers/hook gear, 1950s, [oPTC]
   AK895 F 317, 1951, [oPTC]
   Diagrams   for  'F  '

FileID Description................................................

   AB699 F - diesel shunter, [sD26]
   AS679 F - faded, [oPTC]
   AK423 F - Loco, [sPJV]

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File c119m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 15/6/2007