Western Australia Government Railways 4-6-4T No. 596
Gosnells, Western Australia, Australia
Location: Gosnells Railway Market
Status: Display
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Posted: Aug 4, 2018 @ 14:08:44 by Robin R Beck
A class of 10 tank locomotives built at Midland works to operate suburban passenger trains. 596 worked from 1946 to 1971. It was purchased by the Australian Railway Historical Society in 1974 and put on display at Bassendean Railway Museum. In 1983 it was taken to Midland workshops to be assessed for operational restoration. The boiler was found to be beyond repair. In 1990 it was put on display at the newly opened Gosnells Railway Market. 596 is next to the food hall. Around the market there are various railway exhibits including signals, a diesel loco cab and 10 single line token machines. The market is only open Thursday to Sunday, a short walk from metro station.