153 Walker railmotors
RM 24 at Woodend, 1978.
Number in Class 15
Number group 20 - 34
Construction period 1948 - 1953
In service 1948 - 1981
Where built Newport
DIAGRAM
These units were a combination of power units built by the Walker Railcar company, Wigan England and bodies built Martin & King in Victoria, the whole contraption was assembled at Newport workshops. An interesting change was made to the bottom edge of the windscreen during production, early deliveries had a curved bottom edge, later ones had a straight bottom edge
In service
RM 20 July 16 1948 scrapped 1979
RM 21 Sept 19 1948
RM 22 Nov 5 1948 to ARHS museum
RM 23 Jan 14 1948
RM 24 March 23 1949 to Tallangatta
RM 25 May 9 1949 scrapped 1972
RM 26 May 26 1952
RM 27 July 31 1952
RM 28 Sept 10 1952 scrapped 1980
RM 29 Oct 6 1952
RM 30 Nov 20 1952
RM 31 Feb 9 1953
RM 32 March 24 1953 to South Australia
RM 33 July 8 1953
RM 34 Sept 23 1953
"RM35" Sept 3 1954 spare power unit only

BELOW: Unknown 153 in as delivered condition. They wore a very smart blue and silver colour scheme.
Any reader that has a good colour shot from this era is invited to submit a photo for the website.
Official VR photo

ABOVE: RM 32 at Ballarat 1981

BELOW: RM 32 at Sth Dynon April 1981
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

ABOVE: RM 34
Photo courtesy Kent Smiley

Woodend 1978


Unknown 153 Walker is shown running a Heathcote service diverging off the main North East line at Heathcote Junction Sept. 16 1953

RM 22 at Spencer Street, 1978
photo courtesy Kent Smiley


RM 24 at Newport, after withdrawl, 1981


RM 29 at Bendigo, 1970
Photo courtesy David Langley


RM 32 at Sth Dynon loco, 1978



RM 20 about to be scrapped at Spotswood reclamation depot. June 1979
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


Unknown 153 hp Walker at Bacchus Marsh, 1979



Sometime in 1976 RM23 was sidewiped by a T class loco at Sth Dynon, it was not repaired.
Photo date June 17 1976, courtesy Stuart Lodington.


The article below is from the Nov 1948 VR Newsletter

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