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S Class 'Pacific' Locos

The remarkable 4-6-2 type S-class express passenger engine, first introduced in 1928, was to become Victoria's premier steam locomotive design. Although only four of the massive 3-cylinder S-class engines were built, they were immortalised in the 1930s by the addition of streamlined cowlings and a distinctive 'blue and gold' livery for the new 'Spirit of Progress' Melbourne-Wodonga express service which became the 'flagship' of the Victorian Railways.


 Melbourne Express steam engineview larger image Steam locomotive hauling Melbourne Express, Albury Station, 1934.

 Locomotive S 300view larger image 'Matthew Flinders' S-class locomotive No.300, post-1928.

 Locomotive S 300view larger image 'Matthew Flinders' S-class locomotive No.300, post-1928.

 Steam locomotiveview larger image S-class steam locomotive, post-1928.

 Steam locomotiveview larger image S-class steam locomotive 'Spirit of Progress', circa 1940.

S-class steam locomotive, Warragulview larger image S-class steam locomotive No. 300, unstreamlined.

S-class steam locomotive, c. 1927view larger image S-class steam locomotive No.300, circa 1927.

S-class steam locomotive, c. 1927view larger image S-class steam locomotive No.303, circa 1927.

S-class steam locomotives, c. 1927view larger image S-class steam locomotives No. 300, 301 & 302, circa 1927.

S-class steam locomotive, c. 1928view larger image S-class steam locomotive No.300, circa 1928.

Train, Edward Henty originalview larger image Streamlined S-class locomotive 'Edward Henty'.

S-class steam locomotive castingsview larger image S-class steam locomotive castings.

Cylinder, S-class steam locomotiveview larger image S-class steam locomotive cylinder.

Spirit of Progress, Wodonga, 1947view larger image Spirit of Progress, Wodonga, August 1947.

Boiler shop, Newport Workshopsview larger image Boiler shop, Newport Workshop.


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