NSW Kiama

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Kiama PWD No. 65
Kiama 0-4-0ST Locomotive a.jpg
Kiama 0-4-0 T Locomotive
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderDavenport Locomotive Works
Ohio USA
Serial number1597
Build date1917
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-4-0T
Gauge2 ft (610 mm)
Driver dia.2 ft 0 in (0.610 m)
Loco weight7.5 long tons (7.6 t; 8.4 short tons)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
4 sq ft (0.37 m2)
Boiler pressure160 lbf/in2 (1.10 MPa)
CylindersTwo, outside
Cylinder size8 in × 12 in (203 mm × 305 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort4,096 lbf (18.2 kN)
Career
OperatorsNSW Public Works Dept
Kiama Quarry Tramway
Kiama Blue Metal tramway

NSW Kiama was a steam locomotive seeing service in New South Wales.

History[edit]

Davenport 1597 was ordered for construction operations as PWD No. 65 on Cordeaux Dam light railway between the Nepean Gorge near Douglas Park and the Dam along Mount Keira Road between 1917 and 1926. The Locomotive was purchased by Quarries Ltd. during 1936 and transferred to Kiama Blue Metal tramway.[1]

Demise and Preservation[edit]

The Kiama tramway closed in March 1941. The locomotive was utilised by several heritage organisations and finally preserved by Illawarra Light Railway Museum in 1977.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiama". Illawarra Light Railway Museum.

Further reading[edit]

  • Locomotives of Australia, Sydney: Leon Oberg, 2010