P class diesel electric locomotives
MODEL: G18HB-R

P 17 at South Dynon loco depot in the V/line scheme that the class were delivered in, 1986

In the early 1980's Victorian passenger services were modernised, commuter services got upgraded steel cars (H cars) and to pull them 13 first series T class were extensively rebuilt. The most notable change during rebuilding was the addition of a diesel engine to provide head end power for the H cars. Other upgrades included modern air and electrical systems and an 8 cylider 645 E engine. A few years after their introduction the P's started operating in push-pull service where a P class would be at each end of the train. With privatisation the class was split up between V/Line pass. and Freight Victoria.

All of the P's were rebuilt at Clyde's Somerton, Victoria plant

P 12 at Sunbury, 1986

Road # Serial #
In service
Disposition Color schemes Ex T class #
P 11 84-1205
June 1984
to V/Line pass. vlo - vlc T 336
P 12 84-1206
June 1984
to V/Line pass. vlo - vlc T 329
P 13 84-1207
July 1984
to V/Line pass. vlo - vlc T 340
P 14 84-1208
Aug. 1984
to V/Line pass. vlo - vlc T 330
P 15 84-1209
Oct. 1984
to V/Line pass. vlo - vlc T 344
P 16 84-1210
Dec. 1984
to V/Line pass. vlo - vlc T 332
P 17 84-1216
Dec. 1984
to V/Line pass. vlo - vlc T 327
P 18 84-1211
Mar. 1985
to V/Line pass. vlo - vlc T 339
P 19 84-1212
Mar. 1985
to Freight Victoria vlo - fag T 331
P 20 84-1213
June 1985
to Freight Victoria vlo - fag T 337
P 21 84-1214
July 1985
to Freight Victoria vlo - fag T 338
P 22 84-1215
Oct. 1985
to Freight Victoria vlo - fag T 328
P 23 84-1217
Oct. 1985
to Freight Victoria vlo - fag T 326

P 12 at Spencer Street, 1986


(ABOVE) P 11 at Spencer Street station, in the V/Line crimson scheme, 2006

(BELOW) P 13 at Melb. yard, August 2008.


P 22 at Sth Dynon in the Freight Australia scheme. 2002


P 22 just after delivery at Sth Dynon 1985

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