B 74 at Sth Dynon loco: October 1984 in what became known (at least by railfans) as the "teacup" scheme.
The scheme was introduced in September 1981 to coincide with the introduction of the new N passenger car sets
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BELOW B 68 at Sth Dynon

BELOW: B 80 at Sth Dynon loco: Sept 19 1981


B 84 at Sth Dynon loco: August 1983

After VR had its named changed to V/Line a new paint scheme was introduced. B 84 was the only B class to wear this "dipped in orange" scheme.


B 64 at Ballarat East loco: November 1987

The final V/Line scheme it was introduced in 1985


West Coast Railway has applied 2 different schemes to its B's seen here on B 61 and B 65 both at Sth Dynon, Dec. 2003.

B 61 is the oldest locomotive still in regular mainline service in Australia.


After West Coast Railway folded, B 61 was acquired by Souther Shorthaul Railroad (sic) and painted in its striking scheme. March 2006
Photo courtesy Simon Venn


B 80 at North Melbourne. Jan. 2 2010


ABOVE: The remaining B's just keep getting new paint schemes! B 76 in its Chicago Freight Car Leasing scheme. July 2006
Photo courtesy Agent Floss

BELOW: B 65 painted in a scheme for a model train manufacturer, "Auscision" Bendigo, July 2008


B 62 wore this plate right up to when it was sent to Clyde for rebuilding into A 62. To acheive this feat it averaged over 15,000 miles per month!


B 60 at Spencer Street, circa 1979

B 79 at Sth Dynon, 1979.
Photo courtesy Peter J Vincent



B 66 is displayed at Spencer Street in Dec. 1969 to show the new style Vigilance Control system that had been installed
as a result of the Southern Aurora crash, this system required the driver and the fireman to operate a separate VC button and became standard on all B, C, S, X, L, and T class locos. The previous system, in use at the time of the Southern Aurora crash, was able to be acknowledged by either crew member and did not result in a penalty brake application unlike this system.


Driver Reg Walton demonstrates how to cancel the drivers VC.


The fireman's button was later moved to a position above
the fireman's head. Russell Wallace demonstrates the new VC.


The end of the line for B 67 as it is cut up for scrap at Spotswood, April 1988