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These locomotives were purchased from the Queensland Railways and were all B13 (formerly F) class. The various members of the class all had different characteristics as they were manufactured by a variety of builders.

Class:NG
Builder:Dubs and Co, Glasgow, Scotland
Kitson and Co, Leeds
Phoenix Coy, Queensland.
Introduced:1913
Number in Class:6
Wheel Arrangement:4-6-0
Driving Wheel Diameter:3 ft. 3 in.
Cylinders:Number:2
-Position on frame:Outside
-Diameter x stroke:13 in. x 20 in.
Valve Gear:Stephenson
Heating Surface:Tubes:581 square feet
-Firebox:62 square feet
-Grate Area:18.75 square feet
Boiler Pressure:140 lbs p.s.i.
Tractive Effort:10,400 lbs
-NG 9NG 10NG 11 to 14
Coal Capacity:5 tons 10 cwt4 tons4 tons
Water Capacity:1,400 gallons1,400 gallons1,500 gallons
Weight in Working Order:49 tons 2 cwt49 tons 10 cwt49 tons 6 cwt
Overall Length43 ft. 4 in.43 ft. 6 in.45 ft. 6 in.


NG9 Parap, circa 1940

B13 44 -- NG 9

Steam locomotive with 4-6-0 wheel arrangement, ex "B 13" class otained from the Queensland Railways.
1883Built by "Dubs and Co", Glasgow, builders No.1733, for Queensland Railways as "F 44" and assigned to the Southern and Western Railway.
-Recoded "B13-44".
5.1913Sold by Queensland Railways to Commonwealth Railways for £1650, and shipped to Port Augusta for use as a construction locomotive during the building of the Trans-Australian Railway line.
9.7.1913First used in Trans-Australian Railway traffic.
2.2.1915Officially entered service as Kalgoorlie shunt engine.
16.1.1917Shipped to W.A's Midland Junction Workshops were it was packed for transhipment aboard the SS Bambra which left on 14.4.1917 bound for Darwin. At Darwin it was overhauled because of its poor condition and recoded "NG 9".
17.7.1917Entering service as a shunter on North Australia Railway.
1.1933Withdrawn from the North Australia Railway.
1959Scrapped at Parap Workshops.

B13 51 -- NG 10

Steam locomotive with 4-6-0 wheel arrangement, ex "B 13" class otained from the Queensland Railways.
1886Built by "Dubs and Co", Glasgow, Builders No.1906, for Queensland Railways as "B13-51".
5.1913Sold to Commonwealth Railways and shipped to Port Augusta.
14.7.1913Officially entered service as a construction locomotives during the building of the Trans-Australian Railway line on the Port Augusta Division.
1917Recoded "NG 10". and allocated to the Central Australia Railway.
4.1944Withdrawn from sevice.
1959Scrapped.

NG11 Parap, circa 1940

B13 128 -- NG 11

Steam locomotive with 4-6-0 wheel arrangement, ex "B 13" class otained from the Queensland Railways.
1886Built by "Dubs and Co", Glasgow, builder No.2232, for Queensland Railways.
12.3.1887Entered service on Maryborough Railway as No.20.
1889Renumbered "F 128".
-Reclassified "B13-128".
1915Sold to Commonwealth Railways.
25.6.1915Shipped ex Brisbane on SS Tasman.
around 1917Coded "NG 11".
11.1944Withdrawn North Australia Railway.
1959Scrapped North Australia Railway, reported as derelict at Katherine.

B13 159 -- NG 12

Steam locomotive with 4-6-0 wheel arrangement, ex "B 13" class otained from the Queensland Railways.
1885Built by "Kitson and Co", Leeds, builder No.2892, for Queensland Railways.
4.3.1886Entered service on Queensland Central Railway as "No.31"
1889Renumbered "F 159".
-Recoded "B13-159".
1915Sold to Commonwealth Railways.
8.1915Entered service on North Australia Railway.
around 1917Recoded "NG 12".
4.1944Withdrawn North Australia Railway.
1959Scrapped North Australia Railway, reported as derelict at Katherine.

B13 226 -- NG 13

Steam locomotive with 4-6-0 wheel arrangement, ex "B 13" class otained from the Queensland Railways.
1891Built by "Phoenix Coy", Queensland, builder No.7, for the Queensland Railways as "B13-226".
13.7.1891Entered service.
21.5.1915Sold to Commonwealth Railways and shipped ex Brisbane on SS Houtman.
6.1915Entered service North Australia Railway.
around 1917Recoded "NG 13".
4.1944Withdrawn North Australia Railway.
1959Scrapped North Australia Railway, reported as derelict at Katherine.

B13 165 -- NG 14

Steam locomotive with 4-6-0 wheel arrangement, ex "B 13" class otained from the Queensland Railways.
1886Built by "Dubs and Co", Glasgow, builder No.2202, for Queensland Railways.
12.1886Entered service on Queensland Central Railway as "No.37".
1889Renumbered "F 165".
Recoded "B13-165".
1.5.1918Sold to Commonwealth Railways and shipped ex Brisbane on SS Victoria.
5.1918Entered service North Australia Railway as "NG 14".
12.1938Withdrawn North Australia Railway.
1959Scrapped Parap North Australia Railway.



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