Leyland railmotor

Double-Ended Railmotor

Leyland railmotor number 51

Manufacturer
Leyland (Engine)
Victorian Railways (Body and frame)

Designer
Victorian Railways

Assembly
Victorian Railways

Order number
4 (Victorian), 2 (Tasmanian)

Built at
Newport Railway Workshops

Constructed
1925-1926

Entered service
1925-1954

Number built
4

Number in service
0

Number preserved
1

Number scrapped
3

Design code
RM

Fleet numbers
51-54

Capacity
27 1st class and 29 2nd class passengers

Specifications

Car body construction
42 ft 6 in (12.95 m)

Car length
42 ft 6 in (12.95 m)

Width
9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)

Height
11 ft 11.375 in (3.64173 m)

Wheelbase
28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)

Weight
15.45 long tons (15.70 t)

Prime mover(s)
Petrol

Engine type
Petrol engine

Power output
100 hp (75 kW)

Track gauge
5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)

Contents

1 Design
2 Construction
3 Details
4 In Service
5 Preservation
6 Model Railways

6.1 HO Scale
6.2 N Scale

7 References
8 External links

Design[edit]
The Leyland railmotor (also known at the Double ended railmotor) was introduced by the Victorian Railways in 1925. After the success of the A.E.C. railmotor the Victorian Railways wanted to build a more powerful and comfortable vehicle, for longer journeys.
The Victorian Railways also built two similar railmotors for the Tasmanian Railways in 1925.
Construction[edit]

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Details[edit]

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In Service[edit]
Four of the railmotors were built by the Victorian Railways for use in Victoria, mostly on the services to Echuca, Cohuna, Whittlesea and Tallangatta with the occasional trip to Mansfield and Maffra.
Preservation[edit]
The Leylands remained in service until the last two were withdrawn in July 1954, following the introduction of the Walker railmotors.
53RM is preserved at the Daylesford Spa Country Railway, it is planned to return it to service when time and funds permit. The vehicle had been taken off register on 30 July 1954 in lieu of 52RM, which experienced a crack in the drive bogie at Picola.[1]
Model Railways[edit]
HO Scale[edit]
N Scale[edit]
References[edit]

^ Bray, Vincent & Gregory, Preserved Rolling Stock of Victoria, 2013, ISBN 978-0-9806806-4-5, p.59

External links[edit]

1925 Leyland (Double Ended) Railmot