ABOVE: 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.

BELOW B 68 at Sth Dynon

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

ABOVE: B 69 at Sth Dynon, Aug 1984. (photo courtesy Noel Bamford)

ABOVE: B 80 at Ararat, Oct 7 1981.

ABOVE: 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.

ABOVE: B 64 at Ballarat East loco: November 1987

The final V/Line scheme it was introduced in 1985

BELOW: B 71 and B 73 at Clyde's Rosewater plant prior to rebuilding into A class. Feb 28 1983. 

ABOVE: 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.

ABOVE: 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)

ABOVE: 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

ABOVE: 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!

ABOVE: B 60 at Spencer Street, circa 1979

ABOVE: 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.

ABOVE: Driver Reg Walton demonstrates how to cancel the drivers VC.

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

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