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Light Railway Operating Division 4-6-0T No. 327Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-07-18 16:54:14.123
Served on the Western Front from 1917 to the end of the war. In the mid 1920s 15 of the class were overhauled and modified by Hunslet and then sold to the Australian Government. They all went to work at Queensland Sugar Mills. 1239 worked at North Eton Mill, becoming their number 4. When withdrawn it was put on display in Langford Park, North Eton.

Recently a 12 years restoration has been finished. Over the years it had been modified to work on the sugar cane railway. It was returned to its original war time condition which required new parts being made including new cast number & builders plates. Now displayed at Ipswich Workshops railway museum.


Light Railway Operating Division (British Army) 4-6-0T No. 303Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-07-18 16:51:44.797
At end of First World War the loco became surplus along with many other locos. In the mid 1920s fifteen of ex ROD 4-6-0T were exported to Australia to work at various Queensland Sugar Mills. 1215 went to work at Bingera Sugar Mill, near Bundaberg, Queensland and worked there until 1956. Then it moved north to Invicta Mill, near Townsville. It was withdrawn in 1964.

In 1967 was presented to Queensland Bush Childrens Home at Rowes Bay, Townsville and displayed at their playground. After many years it was put up for sale and went into private hands. In 2005 it was purchased by the War Office Locomotive Society. Four of her sisters are preserved in Australia.


CFR(KPEV) 4-6-0 No. 230.171Posted by: Henry Allum on 2018-07-18 10:31:54.443
CFR No. 230.171 is now plinthed at Teius along with 150-279 and a diesel railcar.

Dundee Gasworks 0-4-2WT No. 'Bonny Dundee'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-18 09:34:31.573
The current location of rebuilt former Dundee Gasworks Kerr Stuart & Co built 0-4-2 "Bonny Dundee" is the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway in Lincolnshire. Where it has been for a few years now undergoing overhaul for use there.

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 2-6-2T No. 'Lyd'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-18 04:58:41.103
To note Ffestiniog built Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Manning Wardle 2-6-2T "Lyd" will not be paired with New build replica Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Baldwin 2-4-2T "Lyn" when the locomotive comes to visit for the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Super Power Gala weekend. Instead the 2 locomotive are to be paired up double heading for the very first time at the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway itself during their Autumn Steam Gala on the weekend of September 29th and 30th 2018. Which will mark the 83rd anniversary of the closure of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in September 1935.

Morehead & North Fork Ry 0-6-0 No. 12Posted by: Jacob on 2018-07-18 04:36:24.38
12 is officially an operable engine, she steamed yesterday, 16th July 2018.

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 21C18 35018 'British India Line'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-18 03:17:38.917
No. 35018 "British India Line" will making a visit to the Wensleydale Railway for their Leyburn 1940s weekend on July 21st and 22nd 2018. This will be the locomotive s first ever visit to a preserved railway since it was fully restored last year and a very rare occasion that a steam locomotive from West Coast Railways mainline steam fleet does a visit to a preserved railway these days.

Morehead & North Fork Ry 0-6-0 No. 12Posted by: on 2018-07-17 20:16:31.957
12 is now operational. Ran some test runs today.

British Railways 4-6-2 No. 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-17 13:34:27.53
No. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" will be visiting the North Norfolk Railway for their Autumn Steam Gala on the weekend of the 31st of August to the 2nd of September 2018. This will be the locomotives last visit to another preserved line in its current boiler ticket as after its visit there No. 70013 will remain at the Great Central Railway to see out its current boiler ticket which runs out on the 31st of December 2018.

United States Army 0-6-0 No. 4076Posted by: Ron Del Rosario on 2018-07-17 04:05:33.357
Big New Move Back To California Next 2057 June Welcome California From Restored Of Operation Los Angeles Soon United State Army No. 4076 0-6-0

FCALP 4-8-0T? No. "3331"(28)Posted by: Simon moyer on 2018-07-16 19:17:49.38
This is a 2-8-2T rack engine.

American Smelting & Refining (ASARCO) 2-8-2 No. 1924Posted by: Jacob on 2018-07-16 06:45:02.84
This locomotive seems seems to be a copy of Baldwin 29383, one of their early 2-8-2s, which was copied several other times.

Magnet Tramway 0-4-4-0T No. 3Posted by: Dr.Ullrich Pietsch on 2018-07-15 03:47:16.11
I have the intention to built this lokomotive in 1 / 18 because of the very seldom position of the zylinders. The boiler is cole fired and already produced. The measures of the Lok I took from a Drawing by Jim Fainges of the Orenstein & Koppel lokomotive of the Douglasshire Tramway. Have you got more informations, measures ore pictures? Excuse my Englisch.I wood be very happy to hear from you. Yours sincerely Dr. Pietsch

Great Western Railway 2-8-0T No. 4270Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-14 14:57:48.663
Having had its repairs completed at LNWR Heritage at Crewe No. 4270 is now back at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway to enter traffic this weekend.

Todt 0-4-0T No. UnknownPosted by: Dale W Fickés on 2018-07-14 10:17:20.037
No evidence of this locomotive being present at either Breuilpont os at the CFVE HQ in Percy-sur-Eure, 09 July 2018.

Evesham Vale Light Railway 0-4-0T-T No. 'St. Egwin'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-13 05:30:35.673
The Evesham Vale Light Railway Exmoor built 0-4-0T-T "St. Egwin" along with its follow stable mate former Markeaton Park Light Railway Exmoor built 0-4-2T "Monty" are also heading North to visit the Kirklees Light Railway for their annual Steam & Diesel Gala on the 8th and 9th of September 2018 as well. Which this years gala there is to have a Modern Steam History theme to it.

Longleat Light Railway 0-6-2T No. 6 'Anne'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-13 05:24:19.107
The former Longleat Light Railway Exmoor 2004 built 0-6-2T "Anne" along with Perrygrove Railway Exmoor built stable mate "Spirit of Adventure" are both to be star visiting locomotives at the Kirklees Light Railway for their annual Steam & Diesel Gala on September 8th and 9th 2018.

Sydney Ferries 0-4-0ST No. 103APosted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-07-12 13:22:59.747
Number 103A originally ran on the NSWGT system, one of 90 Baldwin steam trams operating in Sydney. With the closure of the last Sydney government steam tramway in 1937 it was sold along with two other locos to Sydney Ferries to run on there Parramatta Tramway. It operated on this line until line closure on 31st March 1943 then moved to Waddingtons at Granville. Waddingtons was company making bus bodies & railcars. There it was used as a yard shunter. In 1954 it was sold to the tramway preservation group at Parramatta Park where it ran passenger trains on there park tramway.

An arson attack at the park loco shed in 1993 destroyed nearly all their collection. 103A lost all its woodwork, but no major structural damage. The group moved their locos to Valley Heights Roundhouse Museum. 103A now hauls a passenger carriage at least 2 Sundays a month, at first on an internal short track but now on a track which runs alongside the mainline travelling from the museum to just past Valley Heights railway station. The story of Parramatta Tramway. In 1883 a private company opened a 3 mile steam tramway from George Street, Parramatta to a ferry landing at Redbank wharfe on Duck River offering a quicker journey to Sydney. The steam trams used coke, to prevent pollution. The line not only carried passengers and parcels but served various industrial sidings. In 1900 the line was bought by Sydney ferries. Only nine locos worked the line, mostly second hand.

For various reasons the line finally closed in 1943. The three remaining steam locos, which included 103A were put up for sale.


Samuel Fox & Co 0-6-0T No. 20 'Jennifer'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-12 13:15:19.67
Sorry some new information has come the former Samuel Fox & Co Hudswell Clarke built 0-6-0T No. 20 "Jennifer" has now been replaced by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Groups LNER J27 65894 for the remainder of the steam season at the Wensleydale Railway. "Jennifer" herself has now gone back home to the Llangollen Railway.

New South Wales Government Tramway 0-­4-­0Tram No. 100Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-07-12 13:13:47.25
The Sydney steam trams were at their peak in 1895 with over a 100 steam trams and 40 miles of routes. By 1905 the new electric trams were replacing steam trams in the city centre.

By 1910 this loco was in New Zealand working on a Gonville & Castlecliff tramway extension. It was in use until 1912 on the Wanganui line, then rarely used except for a brief time in 1920 due to power supply failure and again in 1950 when the tramway closed.

Now part of the MOTAT collection, and restored by them. Of the three surviving Sydney steam trams this is the least modified as many Sydney modifications to its fleet came after 1910


North Eastern Railway 0-6-0 No. 2392 65894Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-07-12 13:08:09.52
The LNER J27 65894 will be visiting the Wensleydale Railway this summer from July 31st to August 27th 2018. Where it will be running along side Llangollen based Hudswell Clark built 0-6-0T No. 20 "Jennifer" which is there on hire for the 2018 steam season.

Sydney Tramways 0-4-0Tram No. 1A (28A)Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-07-12 13:01:08.687
The Powerhouse Museum say it is number 1A which was a Baldwin built loco. Most other sources say preserved steam tram 1A is in fact 28A stating that 1A was in too bad a state to be preserved so a substitute loco was preserved. Number 28A was built by Henry Vale & Sons. They built 13 steam trams for NSWGT at their Pyrmont works in Sydney. All were built to the Baldwin design.

Anyway, a tram called 1A was preserved 1940 and put on display at the Power House Museum from 1988 to 1999. Then it moved to their store at Castle Hill. In 2017 number 1A entered the workshops at Castle Hill where it was cosmetically restored and then loaned to Loftus Tram Museum for 6 months. On 30th July 2017 it was displayed outdoors alongside a trolley bus at the museum on the 80th anniversary of the Kogarah Steam Tramway closure. In June 2018, I had been told by staff at Castle Hill that loco is still at Loftus. Exhibits end up on extended loans, if they are put on display. The original steam tram numbered 1. Was a Baldwin steam tram works number 4617. One of four imported to Sydney. To operate a temporary tram line for 6 months. From Redfern to the 1879 Sydney International Exhibition. It proved so popular the line was extended. As built was a 2 man single control locomotive. From 1905 the steam trams were rebuilt with one man, dual control. An 'A' was added to the its number. So this loco became numbered 1A. At it height Sydney had 40 miles of track and over 100 steam trams. In the early 1900s electric trams started. Slowly taken over the inner city routes. A couple of steam tram lines lasted longer in the suburbs. The Kogarah Steam Tramway being the last. It closed on 3 July 1937, when trolley buses took over the route..


EFE 0-6-0T No. 5025Posted by: Kris Ward on 2018-07-12 12:57:35.097
This loco is in Quinta Normal Railway Museum.

New South Wales Government 0-4-0VB No. 2 'John Bull' Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-07-12 12:31:29.157
A demonstrator steam tram built by Beyer Peacock. It had a Wilkinson Patent exhaust superheater which was designed to reduce smoke. It was shipped to Australia in April 1885 hoping to win some orders. In 1886 it did evaluation tests for New South Wales Government Tramways. In comparison to Baldwin steam trams it was heavy on fuel and quickly ran short of steam so NSWGT stayed with a Baldwin design. It was given no number but named John Bull.

In 1887 it may have been used on railway construction South of Sydney. In 1888 it was in use at Metropolitan Colliery, Helensburgh NSW but in 1889 it was returned to UK where Beyer Peacock altered it to a shunter, then used at their Gorton foundry for nearly 70 years. It became their number 2, often moving brand new locomotives around the works. Put in store in 1959.

In 1962 it moved to Crich tramway museum. It had various periods of steam operation but has not steamed since 1989. Can be found in the display hall. Sometimes it is loaned out on special events.


Moscow, Camden & St. Augustine Ry 2-6-0 No. 201Posted by: Jeremiah Weil on 2018-07-11 19:55:11.19
This locomotive has a cameo in the 1976 movie "The Town That Dreaded Sundown".

FCGR (BAGS) 0-4-0CT No. C.9Posted by: Kris Ward on 2018-07-11 14:24:14.43
Now in Ferroclub Argentino, Remedios de Escalada, Buenos Aires.

Nacionale de Mexico 0-4-0T No. 3Posted by: on 2018-07-10 22:35:03.73
This locomotive is narrow gauge.

Hans Vattern AG 0-4-0T No. 504Posted by: Trevlyn on 2018-07-10 18:16:09.18
please change status to operational.

New South Wales Government Railways 4-8-4+4-8-4 No. 6029Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-07-10 12:07:56.233
Since this loco was auctioned off to offset debts at Canberra Railway Museum, the new owner has based it at Thirlmere with an arrangement allowing it to be used by NSW Transport Heritage. It hauled 12 passenger trains at the Sydney Transport Heritage Expo in June. I believe all seats being sold.

New South Wales Government Railways 4-6-0 No. 3642Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-07-10 12:06:20.92
This loco has been running passenger trains at most NSW steam events for years. Weeks before it was taken out of traffic it was on display at this year Sydney Transport Heritage Expo. For 3 days from 09.00 until 16.00 the public were being allowed access to the footplate. Hundreds of children of all ages took advantage. Friendly staff there to demonstrate the controls and answer all questions.

When more powerful locos arrived on the NSW railway. The 36 class migrated to working freights which involved many changes of direction. There were complaints about heavy reversing gear. One loco, number 3638, tested power assisted reversing gear in 1958. Later 3642, 3644, 3651 and 3652 were fitted with second hand equipment. NSW railways published distance travelled data on all their steam locos except for locos they preserved for steam specials. So no mileage is known for 3642. Nearly all the 36 class had exceeded 1,700,000 miles, the odd one over 1,900,00 miles before they were all withdrawn by 1969. The loco builder plate is on the cab side. The tender has the builders plate from NSWG 3665.

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