NA Class 2-6-2T
This photo is kindly provided by Gordon Ross and shows 14A on a Puffing Billy night train at Menzies Creek in 2004.
At that stage 14A was wearing Victorian Railways Canadian Red livery.
NA-class locomotive 14A was constructed at Newport Workshops in 1914 for use on the Victorian Railways narrow-gauge lines. It was built to the design of the original two NA-class members 1A & 2A which were supplied by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. (For general information about the Victorian Railways narrow-gauge lines and the NA-class, refer to the page for NA3.)
14A was taken off the Victorian Railways register in 1965 and passed into the care of the Emerald Tourist Railway Board for operation on the Puffing Billy Railway. It has since generally remained in traffic excepting periods of overhaul. It is normally shedded at the Puffing Billy Railway's Belgrave depot together with sisters 6A, 7A, 8A & 12A.
The Puffing Billy Railway is generally considered to be Australia's best heritage railway and is well worth a visit!
My thanks to Max Bracher for this recent view of 12A at Belgrave depot.
It has changed from Canadian Red to black livery following overhaul.
"Steam Locomotives of the Victorian Railways, Volume 1: The First Fifty Years" by Norman Cave, John Buckland & David Beardsell.
Published in 2002 by the Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division), Melbourne.
|b||"Locomotives of Australia, Fifth Edition (1850's - 2010)" by Leon Oberg, published in 2010 by Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd, Dural NSW.|
|c||Information provided by Max Bracher via email, 20 October 2012|
Page updated: 1 March 2014