N432

Green steam locomotive with vertical gold stripes numbered N 432

N432

N432 was the last steam locomotive ever built by Newport Workshops, entering service in July 1951 and withdrawn 1966. N class locomotives were a lengthened and upgraded K class, for use on longer branchline freight services. Most were converted from coal to oil burning, N 432 having this treatment in November 1957. This exhibit is painted in a livery worn by classmate N431 on the 1951 Jubilee Train, a commemerative train that ran between Melbourne and Adelaide in commeration of the anniversary between Victorian and South Australian Railways workshops.