South Australian Railways 400 class

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South Australian Railways 400 class (1953)
SAR 400 class locomotive no 409.jpg
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 class (2′D1′)(2′D1′) h4t
Gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Driver dia. 4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Length 87 ft 5 in (26.64 m)
Loco 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 cap 3,700 imperial gallons (17,000 l; 4,400 US gal)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
49 sq ft (4.6 m2)
Boiler pressure 200 psi (1,379 kPa)
Heating surface 1,970 sq ft (183 m2)
Superheater:
 • Heating 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
Operators South Australian Railways
Numbers 400–409
First run 1953
Preserved 2

The South Australian Railways 400 class was a class of 4-8-2+2-8-4 steam locomotives built in the early 1950s. The 400 class locomotives mainly hauled mineral trains on the South Australian Railways' narrow gauge Broken Hill line from 1953 to 1963, when they were replaced by diesel locomotives. They operated as far as far south as Port Pirie and Terowie and as far north as Quorn. 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. Two have been preserved, 402 at the Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow and 409 at the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide.[1][2]

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  1. ^ 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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