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Broad Gauge 500-class 4-8-2 (later 500B-class 4-8-4) locomotives

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500-class 4-8-2 (later 500B-class 4-8-4) locomotives.
Class:500500B
Builder:Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth - Newcastle on Tyne, England
Wheel arrangement:4-8-2 (2′D1′ 2′2′)4-8-4 (2′D2′ 2′2′)
Year:19261929
Number built:1010
Drivingwheels diameter:63 in.63 in.
Cylinders: No., diameter & stroke:2 x 26 in. x 28 in. 2 x 26 in. x 28 in.
Valve gear:WalschaertWalschaert
Boiler pressure:200 lbs.200 lbs.
Tractive effort - engine:51,000 lbs.59,000 lbs.
booster:-8,000 lbs
Heating surfaces - tubes:3,253 sq. ft.3,253 sq. ft.
superheater:835 sq. ft.835 sq. ft.
firebox:395 sq. ft.395 sq. ft.
grate area:66.6 sq. ft.66.6 sq. ft.
Tender capacity - coal:12 tons11 tons
Water8,300 callons (Water capacity reduced to 7,100 gallons in 1930)7,000 gallons
Roadworthy weights - engine :135.80 tons243.80 tons
tender85.15 tons78.80 tons
on drivers88.85 tons87.20 tons
engine & tender:218 ton 13 cwt222 ton 6 cwt
Maximum axle load:22 ton 7 cwt 2 qtr22 ton 3cwt
Wheelbases - engine39 ft. 2 in. 39 ft. 2 in.
rigid17 ft. 0 in. 17 ft. 0 in.
engine & tender73 ft. 11 in. 73 ft. 11'
Overall length:83 ft. 11 in. 84 ft. 2 in.

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500 -- James McGuire

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
4.6.1926Entered service. Works No.633
9.1928Named James McGuire
20.9.1929Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
26.8.1937Semi-stramlined vaguely after the style of Southern Pacific's GS4-class 4-8-4s
11.5.1963Last run on special to Angaston.
12.5.1963WithDrawn
12.2.1965Scrapped

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501 -- Sir Henry Barwell

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
2.7.1926Entered service. Works No.634
27.9.1926First "500 class" on "Melbourne Express".
1927Named Sir Henry Barwell
10.4.1930Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
Mid 1930sSemi-stramlined vaguely after the style of Southern Pacific's GS4-class 4-8-4s
26.3.1958WithDrawn
25.11.1958Boiler sold to "Jon Products" of Challa Gardens S.A.
29.3.1961Scrapped

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c.1926 Bridgewater - 502 on trial

502 -- John Gunn

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
22.5.1926Entered service. Works No.635
-Named John Gunn
8.6.1929Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
6.7.1961WithDrawn
25.8.1962Scrapped

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503 -- R. L. Butler

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
23.7.1926Entered service. Works No.636
-Named R. L. Butler
Mid 1930sSemi-stramlined vaguely after the style of Southern Pacific's GS4-class 4-8-4s
9.10.1936Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
9.7.1962WithDrawn
16.2.1963Scrapped

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6.1985,loco 504 mile end museum

504 -- Tom Barr Smith

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
18.10.1926Entered service. Works No.637
-Named Tom Barr Smith
23.8.1929Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
Mid 1930sSemi-stramlined vaguely after the style of Southern Pacific's GS4-class 4-8-4s
9.7.1962WithDrawn
23.7.1965Presented to the Mile End Railway Museum

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505 -- Sir Tom Bridges

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
28.10.1926Entered service. Works No.638
-Named Sir Tom Bridges
19.8.1930Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
Mid 1930sSemi-stramlined vaguely after the style of Southern Pacific's GS4-class 4-8-4s
9.7.1962WithDrawn
29.4.1963Scrapped

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near Nairne - 506 on 394 up freight

506 -- Sir George Murray

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
25.10.1926Entered service. Works No.639
-Named Sir George Murray
16.7.1929Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
9.6.1959WithDrawn
20.7.1962Scrapped

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507 -- Margaret Murray

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive. \
12.10.1926Entered service. Works No.640
-Named Margaret Murray
4.4.1927Used on "Royal Train."
17.4.1929Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
Mid 1930sSemi-stramlined vaguely after the style of Southern Pacific's GS4-class 4-8-4s
26.3.1958WithDrawn
17.9.1962Scrapped

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508 -- Sir Lancelot Stirling

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
14.9.1926Entered service. Works No.641
10.1928Named Sir Lancelot Stirling
27.12.1929Derailed with "Melbourne Express".
Mid 1930sSemi-stramlined vaguely after the style of Southern Pacific's GS4-class 4-8-4s
13.11.1936Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
9.7.1962WithDrawn
26.11.1962Scrapped

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509 -- W. A. Webb

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 4-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.
24.8.1926Entered service. Works No.642
18.7.1930Named W. A. Webb
18.7.1930Rebuilt with booster to 4-8-4 wheel configuration
Mid 1930sSemi-stramlined vaguely after the style of Southern Pacific's GS4-class 4-8-4s
6.7.1961WithDrawn
8.10.1962Scrapped

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