South Australian Railways X class

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South Australian Railways X class
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Baldwin Locomotive Works
Build date 1881
Total produced 8
Specifications
Configuration 2-6-0
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Driver dia. 3 ft 2 in (0.965 m)
Total weight 39 tons
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 130 psi (896 kPa)
Cylinders 2
Cylinder size 14.5 in × 18 in (368 mm × 457 mm)
Career
Operators South Australian Railways
Numbers 44-51
Disposition all scrapped

The South Australian Railways X class was a class of 2-6-0 steam locomotives operated by the South Australian Railways.

History[edit]

In 1881/82, Baldwin Locomotive Works delivered eight 2-6-0 locomotives to the South Australian Railways (SAR) for use on its 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) network. Initially two were allocated to the Port Wakefield line, two to Port Pirie and four to Port Augusta. All were transferred to Peterborough to operate construction trains on the Broken Hill line and then providing motive power on the line, including operating into New South Wales via the Silverton Tramway.[1]

In December 1896, number 49 was sold to Western Australian timber mill Millar Bros hauling trains around Denmark and Palgarup before being scrapped in 1944. The other seven remained with the SAR until withdrawn in the 1900s with the last lasting until April 1907.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oberg, Leon (1984). Locomotives of Australia 1850s-1980s. Frenchs Forest: Reed Books. pp. 40/41. ISBN 0 7301 0005 7.