South Australian Railways 400 class

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South Australian Railways 400 class (1953)
SAR 400 class locomotive no 409.jpg
Number 409 at the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Société Franco-Belge de Matériel de Chemins de Fer, Raismes, France under licence from Beyer, Peacock & Co.
Serial number BP: 7622–7631, SFB: 2973–2982
Build date 1952–1953
Total produced 10
Specifications
Configuration 4-8-2+2-8-4 (Garratt)
UIC classification (2′D1′)(2′D1′) h4t
Gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Length 87 ft 5 in (26.64 m)
Locomotive weight 148.955 long tons (151.345 t; 166.830 short tons)
Fuel type Oil
Fuel capacity 6 long tons (6.1 t; 6.7 short tons)
Water capacity 3,700 imperial gallons (17,000 l; 4,400 US gal)
Boiler pressure 200 psi (1,379 kPa)
Firegrate area 49 sq ft (4.6 m2)
Heating surface:
– Total
1,970 sq ft (183 m2)
Superheater area 390 sq ft (36 m2)
Cylinders Four, outside
Cylinder size 16 in × 24 in (406 mm × 610 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 43,520 lbf (193.6 kN)
Career
Operator(s) South Australian Railways
Number(s) 400–409
First run 1953
Preserved 2

The South Australian Railways 400 class is a class of 4-8-2+2-8-4 steam locomotives built in the early 1950s. 400 class locomotives served mainly on the South Australian Railways' narrow gauge Broken Hill line from 1953 to 1963, when they were replaced by diesel locomotives. The 400 class was temporarily returned to service in 1969 while the diesel locomotives were converted to 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge.[1] Two are preserved today, 409 at National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide and 402 at Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow.

Preservation[edit]

  • 402 Zig Zag Railway Cooperative Lithgow NSW[1]
  • 409 National Railway Museum Port Adelaide South Australia[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Oberg, Leon (2007). Locomotives of Australia: 1850s - 2007. Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 271–272. ISBN 1-877058-54-8. 
  2. ^ "Museum Exhibit - 400-class". National Railway Museum Port Adelaide.

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