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A plaque commemorates twenty-five years of diesel - electric main line locomotive power.

The B class were the first mainline diesel locomotives built for the  Victorian Railways. The design was based on the successful Electro-Motive Diesel F-Unit locomotives with the distinctive bulldog nose. They were unusual in having a streamlined drivers cab at each end. The order was placed in 1951 and the first locomotive was delivered on 14 July 1952.

Location

Address:Spencer Street, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.818946
Long: 144.953799
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:14-July-1952
Actual Event End Date:14-July-1977

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 14th July, 1977
Front Inscription

This plaque was unveiled on July 14 1977 by Mr A. C. Ahlston, Chief Mechanical Engineer, 1933 - 1955, on arrival of locomotive B 60 to commemorate 25 years of Diesel - Electric main line motive power

Source: RHSV
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