Weston Langford Railway Photography
Documenting railways and related infrastructure since 1960

100086: Newport Workshops Preserved H 220 Heavy Harry

100086: Newport Workshops Preserved H 220 Heavy Harry

Date Taken: 1 September 1960

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Country: Australia State: Victoria

Victorian Railways' H Class locomotive No 220 Heavy Harry was intended to be the first of three to work passenger trains on the main Western Line. The project also embraced the upgrading of the infrastructure to support these much heavier locomotives. Largely due to the impact of World War II the second and third locomotives were never completed and the infrastructure upgrade did not take place. As a consequence Heavy Harry spent its working life hauling Goods trains between Melbourne an Albury.