Queensland A14 class locomotive

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Queensland Railways A14 class
StateLibQld 1 244062 Engine 281 in the locomotive sheds at Ipswich.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Phoenix Engine Company
Serial number 16-23
Build date 1894/95
Total produced 8
Specifications
Configuration 4-4-0
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Driver dia. 4 ft 3 in (1,295 mm)
Fuel type Coal
Cylinders 2 outside
Cylinder size Diameter: 14 in (356 mm) x (?)
Career
Operators Queensland Railways
Numbers 281-288
Disposition all scrapped

The Queensland Railways A14 class locomotive was a class of 4-4-0 steam locomotives operated by the Queensland Railways.

History[edit]

In 1894/95, the Phoenix Engine Company, Ipswich built eight 4-4-0 steam locomotives for the Queensland Railways. Per Queensland Railway's classification system they were designated the A14 class, A representing they had two driving axles, and the 14 the cylinder diameter in inches.[1]

All were reboilered in 1909 and withdrawn between 1922 and 1929.[1][2]

Class list[edit]

Number Builder's
number
In service Notes
281 16 June 1894 Condemned October 1927
282 17 July 1894 Condemned February 1928
283 18 November 1894 Condemned March 1930
284 19 January 1895 Condemned February 1929
285 20 March 1895 Condemned June 1926
286 21 June 1895 Condemned October 1922
287 22 March 1895 Condemned November 1929
288 23 December 1895 Condemned December 1928

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Armstrong, John (1985). Locomotives in the Tropics Volume 1. Brisbane: Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 64, 102. ISBN 0 909937 13 3. 
  2. ^ "A14 Class". Queensland Railway's Interest Group.