Weston Langford Railway Photography

Documenting railways and related infrastructure since 1960

116107: Emerald 8A

116107: Emerald 8A

Date Taken: 25 July 1987

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Country: Australia. State/Region: Victoria.

In 1926 8A was the ony VR narrow gauge locomotive to be equipped with a "Modified Front End" which embraced design features intended to increase its thermal efficiency. Modified Front Ends were widely adopted on VR's broad gauge locomotives. The major difference in appearance of 8A is its stovepipe smokestack.