AEC railmotor

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A.E.C. railmotor
AECNearFawkner.jpg
AEC railmotor near Fawkner
Manufacturer Associated Equipment Company (Chassis & Engine)
Victorian Railways (Body)
Designer Victorian Railways
Assembly Victorian Railways
Built at Newport Railway Workshops
Constructed 1922-1925
Entered service 1922-1954
Number built 4
Number in service 0
Number preserved 1
Number scrapped 3
Design code RM
Fleet numbers 1-19
Capacity 32 to 37 passengers
Specifications
Prime mover(s) Petrol
Engine type Petrol engine
Power output 45 hp (34 kW)
Track gauge 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)
10 RM At Mornington

The AEC railmotor was the first generally successful railmotor built for the Victorian Railways in south-eastern Australia. 19 vehicles were built from 1922 through 1925, along with 24 trailer vehicles built to a similar design.


Design[edit]

Four different internal layout were used, providing for different traffics.

Railmotor First Class Second Class Railmotor First Class Second Class
AEC 1 0 37 AEC 10 32 0
AEC 2 0 37 AEC 11 32 0
AEC 3 0 37 AEC 12 0 37
AEC 4 0 37 AEC 13 0 37
AEC 5 0 37 AEC 14 10 22
AEC 6 0 37 AEC 15 32 0
AEC 7 10 22 AEC 16 32 0
AEC 8 32 0 AEC 17 32 0
AEC 9 11 21 AEC 18 10 22
AEC 19 32 0

Construction[edit]

Details[edit]

  • AEC railmotors were used on the Reservoir - Whittlesea shuttle service from 1924 until 1931.[1]
  • On the Outer Circle line a pair of AEC railmotors coupled back to back operated the Deepdene Dasher service from Riversdale to Deepdene from 15 August 1926 until 10 October 1927 when the service was replaced by buses.[2]
  • On the Upfield line an AEC railmotor operated a shuttle service between Fawkner and Somerton (on the site of today's Roxburgh Park station) from the reopening of the section in 1928, until 1956 when the line north from Fawkner was closed.[3]

In Service[edit]

Withdrawal & Preservation[edit]

The AEC's were withdrawn throughout the 1950s as the new Walker railmotors came into service.

Model Railways[edit]

HO Scale[edit]

  • Steam Era Models

N Scale[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack McLean (November 1995). "Reservoir - Whittlesea: Signalling and Safeworking". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division): 333–337. 
  2. ^ David Beardsell and Bruce Herbert (1979). The Outer Circle: A history of the Oakleigh to Fairfield Park Railway. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). p. 63. ISBN 0-85849-024-2. 
  3. ^ "Somerton" (PDF). Victorian Signalling Histories. Andrew Waugh. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 

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