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Australian Steam Locomotives 1855-1895

Australian Steam Locomotives 1855-1895

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Australian Steam Locomotives 1855-1895

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344 pages
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May 10, 2014
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9780992432683
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This book uses Watercolour paintings to illustrate all 157 types of steam locomotives used on State Government Railways around Australia during the years 1855 to 1895 including details of all goods, passenger and shunting locomotives in service.
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May 10, 2014
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9780992432683
Format:
Livre

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Australian Steam Locomotives 1855-1895 - Jim Turner

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The first locomotive in this class was built by the E.B. Wilson, Boyne Works Leeds, England. It entered service as No 9 on the newly opened line to Campbelltown in December 1858. In England during 1859 experiments were conducted to improve the firebox used in locomotives, a brick arch design proved successful, allowing coal to be used as a fuel. Early in 1861 tests were conducted in which No 9 was fired with coal and on February 4, 1861 it successfully hauled the 9am train using coal as fuel. All other locomotives were then modified to burn coal. In March 1861 No 5N was the first of the Class 9 locomotives to enter service followed by No 11 in April with No 10 the last, in August 1861.

These three locomotives were all built by Manning Wardle & Co. England, successor to E.B. Wilson. From 1865 onwards they were replaced on main line services by the new Class 14 locomotives built by Beyer Peacock. From then on the Class 9 was used on suburban services or hauling ballast or coal trains. In March 1866 No 10 was taken by ship to Newcastle and was renumbered to become No 17N. It was used on passenger services as well as the Special Mail trains which took passengers and mail from Newcastle to Maitland where they transferred to the Northern Mixed train. The first of the class to be withdrawn was No 9 in 1878 it had traveled 118,507 miles during 20 years in service. No 11 followed in 1881 after traveling 192,493 miles in 20 years both being scrapped in 1884. The two remaining locomotives were both withdrawn and scrapped in 1885, No 17N having traveled 453,870 miles during 24 years.

No 11 (Plate One)          Built by Manning Wardle & Co England as No 10 it entered service with NSW Government Railways as No 5N in March 1861. It was damaged when derailed at Wallsend Junction on February 12, 1869. After 24 years in service it was withdrawn in 1885 having traveled 447,863 miles. Listed weight in working order of locomotive and tender was 34 tons 4 cwt with a combined length of about 39 feet 6 inches from buffer to buffer.

For more details see: A Compendium of NSW Steam Locomotives, compiled by A. Grunbach. ARHS (NSW) 1989, p 17.

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Built by the E.B. Wilson, Boyne Works, Leeds, England as No 634, it entered service with NSW Government Railways as No 8 in January 1859. A tank engine version of the Class 9 tender locomotive, it was however several feet longer than the tender engine, and initially it was difficult to find a ship with a big enough space to transport it from England. A second locomotive, this one built by Manning Wardle & Co entered service in May 1861.

By 1869 neither locomotive was able to handle the increase pressure of suburban traffic. No. 8 was sent to Darling Harbour and used on coal trains for several years then being used for shunting in the Sydney Yard until 1878. It was then sent to Goulburn again for shunting however it was withdrawn from service in 1879 and scrapped in 1884 having traveled 106,957 miles during 25 years. For about ten years No 12 was used to haul funeral trains to Rookwood Cemetery following which it was used as an emergency locomotive at Bathurst until 1880 when it was stored. It was then converted to a coal crane in 1885 and used at Goulburn and other locations until it was scrapped in 1900.

No 12 (Plate One)          Built by Manning Wardle & Co., England as No 11 it entered service with NSW Government Railways as No 12 in May 1861. After use on suburban services, funeral trains and as an emergency locomotive it was finally converted to a coal crane and had traveled 193,501 miles during 39 years in service when scrapped in 1900. Listed weight of this locomotive in working order was 29 tons 19 cwt while it was 25 feet 2 inches in length from buffer to

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