Dynamometer test car

Number in Class 1
Number group Dynamometer
Construction period 1928
In service 1928
Where built Newport

Most railways had a dynamometer car. They were used to measure locomotive performance, pulling power etc. and were equipped with special instrumentation. The car was jointly owned by VR and South Australia Railways.

Click HERE for a photo of the dynamometer car testing a brand new L class loco

Photo date circa 1933

View of the recording instruments inside the car.

The article below is from the Feb. 1951 issue of the VR Newsletter

page last updated 8/13/12