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Sentinel Railcar

Sentinel Railcar

Sentinel Steam Car Sentinel Steam Car

The Sentinel steam coach was constructed by the Sentinel Wagon Works, Shrewsbury and Cammell Laird & Co., Nottingham U.K., and carried the builder's number 5234 of 1924 (according to Andy Chapman the works records show the number was actually 5234, but CR records show 5324 which is clearly wrong as that number was allocated to a tipper Super Sentinel wagon). It entered service on the North Australia Railway on 11 December 1924.

Class:Sentinel-Cammell Steam Rail Coach
Builder:Cammell Laird Co, Nottingham, UK.
The "Sentinel" Waggon Works Ltd, Shrewsbury, UK.
Introduced:1924
Number in Class:1
Cylinders:Number:2
 Diameter x stroke:6¾ in. x 9 in.
Boiler Pressure:275 lbs
Tractive Effort:100 b.h.p.
Coal Capacity:13 cwt
Water Capacity:300 gallons
Overall Length20 tons 13 cwt.
Remarks:40 passengers

Sentinel Railcar at Parap Workshops

Sentinel Railcar

11.12.1924Entered service on the North Australia Railway. Constructed by the Sentinel Wagon Works, Shrewsbury and Cammell Laird & Co., Nottingham U.K., builder's No. 5234.
10.1936Stored pending disposal, following an accident that caused extensive damage to the front of the vehicle.
1942Trailer used with Leyland Titan.
1959-60Railcar actually scrapped.


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