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The 60-Class -Used- (Ub-18909) Reference
The 60-Class -Used- (Ub-18909) Reference
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The 60-Class -Used- (UB-18909)

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Product No.: UB-18909
Title: The 60-Class
Author(s): Groves, Ken; Wright, Harry & Morahan, Mick
Illustrator(s): N/A
Publisher: New South Wales Rail Transport Musem
ISBN: 0909862338
Condition: Used
Binding: Hardcover
Dust Jacket: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 1994

Features: 226 Pages with Colour and Black/White Photos

The AD60 class was a class of steam locomotives operated by the New South Wales Government Railways in Australia. They were built with the 4-8-4+4-8-4 wheel arrangement. This was the first appearance of the Beyer-Garratt type locomotive on the New South Wales Government Railways, although this type of articulated unit had seen considerable use on the narrow gauge lines of other Australian systems for many years.

Designed to a light axleload of only 16 tons (16.3 t), they were apparently intended for hauling feeder branch-line services to the main lines where heavier main-line locomotives could continue with the load. Twenty five locomotives, and subsequently a further twenty five, were ordered from Beyer, Peacock and Company, but following the change of policy in favour of diesel traction, attempts were made to cancel part of the order.

Forty two complete locomotives were delivered, together with spare parts equating to approximately five further locomotives. Being composed of three distinct sections with live steam connections between, some assembly was required subsequent to delivery. Locomotive 6002 was the first to enter service, it emerging in July 1952. All 42 were in traffic by January 1957.


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