New South Wales C30T class locomotive
Class C30T Locomotive
The C30T class was a class of steam locomotives rebuilt from 30 class tank engines by Clyde Engineering and Eveleigh Railway Workshops for the New South Wales Government Railways of Australia.
Following the electrification of the Sydney inner suburban lines from 1926, 77 of the 30 class 4-6-4 tank locomotives were converted to tender type. This was achieved by cutting off the frames at the rear of the cab and removing the side tanks. There was no need to build tenders as there were a number on hand from scrapped locomotives or from locomotives where the original tenders had been replaced, notably 32 and 50 class locomotives.
The first locomotive to be converted was 3088 which was delivered by Clyde Engineering on 22 August 1928. This company delivered a total of 10 conversions, the remainder being carried out at the New South Wales Government Railways' Eveleigh Railway Workshops. All were completed by July 1933. On conversion, the suffix 'T' was added to their numbers, on official correspondence only. The numbers were not altered on the locomotives.
Between September 1940 to April 1957 28 were fitted with superheaters. This work included fitting new cylinders with piston valves and extended smokeboxes. Most of the 28 superheated C30Ts received riveted on 'drumhead' extensions to their smokeboxes. Some were given entirely new extended smokeboxes fully supported by the frames, giving these few a more modern, purposeful look. Superheated locomotives had the further suffix 'S' to their numbers, on official correspondence only.
In their heyday, they could be found working almost every light branch line in New South Wales. Even in the very last years of steam power, they could still be found well spread over the state in such places as Temora, Griffith, Cowra, Dubbo and Narrabri West.
|Preserved C30T Class Locomotives|
|3001TS||4-6-0 Mixed traffic||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1903||NSW Rail Transport Museum||Thirlmere||static exhibit||NSW Locomotive, Steam 3001|
|3016TS||4-6-0 Mixed traffic||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1903||Canberra Railway Museum||Canberra||in use||3016 Blog Page|
|3026T||4-6-0 Mixed traffic||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1903||Lachlan Valley Railway||stored|
|3028T||4-6-0 Mixed traffic||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1904||Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum||Dorrigo||Stored|||
|3075TS||4-6-0 Mixed traffic||Eveleigh Railway Workshops||1912||Parkes Apex Club||Kelly Reserve Parkes||static exhibit|||
|3090TS||4-6-0 Mixed traffic||Eveleigh Railway Workshops||1912||Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum||Dorrigo||stored|||
|3102T||4-6-0 Mixed traffic||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1912||Canberra Railway Museum||Canberra||stored||3102 Blog Page|
- Preston, Ron G (1984). Tender into Tank. Sydney: New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. pp. 11–57. ISBN 0 909862 18 4.
- Grunbach, Alex (1989). A Compendium of New South Wales Steam Locomotives. Sydney: Australian Railway Historical Society, NSW Division. pp. 41–45. ISBN 0 909650 27 6.
- New South Wales Railways 1855-1955. Published by Department of Railways
- Grunbach, Alex (1989). A Compendium of New South Wales Steam Locomotives. Sydney: Australian Railway Historical Society, NSW Division. pp. 196–200. ISBN 0 909650 27 6.
- Steam Locomotive Data, John Forsyth, NSWPTC 1970, 1974
- Saturated 3028T australiansteam.com
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