The AEC railmotor was the first generally successful railmotor built for the Victorian Railways in south-eastern Australia. 19 vehicles were built from 1922 through 1925, along with 24 trailer vehicles built to a similar design.
AEC railmotor near Fawkner
|Manufacturer||Associated Equipment Company (Chassis & Engine)|
Victorian Railways (Body)
|Built at||Newport Workshops|
|Number in service||0|
|Capacity||32 to 37 passengers|
|Engine type||Petrol engine|
|Power output||45 hp (34 kW)|
|Track gauge||5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)|
Four different internal layout were used, providing for different traffics.
|Railmotor||First Class||Second Class||Railmotor||First Class||Second Class|
|AEC 1||0||37||AEC 10||32||0|
|AEC 2||0||37||AEC 11||32||0|
|AEC 3||0||37||AEC 12||0||37|
|AEC 4||0||37||AEC 13||0||37|
|AEC 5||0||37||AEC 14||10||22|
|AEC 6||0||37||AEC 15||32||0|
|AEC 7||10||22||AEC 16||32||0|
|AEC 8||32||0||AEC 17||32||0|
|AEC 9||11||21||AEC 18||10||22|
- AEC railmotors were used on the Reservoir – Whittlesea shuttle service from 1924 until 1931.
- On the Outer Circle line a pair of AEC railmotors coupled back to back operated the Deepdene Dasher service from Riversdale to Deepdene from 15 August 1926 until 10 October 1927 when the service was replaced by buses.
Withdrawal & preservation
The AEC's were withdrawn throughout the 1950s as the new Walker railmotors came into service.
- Steam Era models
- Jack McLean (November 1995). "Reservoir - Whittlesea: Signalling and Safeworking". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division): 333–337.
- David Beardsell and Bruce Herbert (1979). The Outer Circle: A history of the Oakleigh to Fairfield Park Railway. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). p. 63. ISBN 0-85849-024-2.
- "Somerton" (PDF). Victorian Signalling Histories. Andrew Waugh. Retrieved 22 January 2008.