WAGR Q class
Nornalup (later Q63), ca 1928
( 3 ft 6 in 1,067 mm)
49 ft 3 in (15.01 m)
long tons 6 cwt (267,200 lb or 121.2 t)
5.5 long tons 0 cwt (12,300 lb or 5.6 t)
2,050 imp gal (9,300 l; 2,460 US gal)
• Firegrate area 17 sq ft (1.6 m
2 (1.14 MPa)
WAGR Q class was a two-member class of 4-6-0 steam locomotives operated by the Public Works Department (PWD) and later Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) between 1928 and 1953.
History [ edit ]
In November 1927, the PWD's Railway Construction Branch awarded a tender to
Andrew Barclay Sons & Co., Kilmarnock for two 4-6-0 locomotives.  
Both locomotives entered service with the PWD on 31 July 1928 named
and Wiluna after contemporary construction projects. On 5 January 1931, responsibility for the Railway Construction Branch of the PWD was transferred to the WAGR, with both included and numbered Q62 and Q63. They were withdrawn on 25 October 1949 and 9 October 1953 respectively and scrapped. Nornalup   
Namesakes [ edit ]
The Q class designation was previously used for the
Q class locomotives that were withdrawn in 1925. It was reused in the 1990s when the Westrail Q class diesel locomotives entered service.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Cited works [ edit ]
Gunzburg, Adrian (1984). A History of WAGR Steam Locomotives. Perth: Australian Railway Historical Society (Western Australian Division). ISBN 0959969039.
External links [ edit ]
Media related to WAGR Q class at Wikimedia Commons