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Broad Gauge 700 class 2-8-2 locomotives

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700 class 2-8-2 locomotives.

Builder:Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth - Newcastle on Tyne, England
Wheel arrangement:2-8-2 (1′D1′ 2′2′)
Year:1926
Number built10
Driving wheels diameter:4 ft. 9 in.
Cylinders: - No., diameter & stroke:2 x 22 in. x 28 in.
Valve gear:Walschaert
Boiler pressure:200 lbs.
Tractive effort:40,400 lbs.
Heating surfaces:
tubes:2,400 sq. ft.
superheater:619 sq. ft.
firebox:195 sq. ft.
grate area:47 sq. ft.
Tender capacity:
coal:17 tons
14½ tons on 60lb. rail
oil (locos converted to oilburning only)2,950 gallons
Water5,900 gallons
Roadworthy weights:
engine :96.10 tons
tender75.95 tons
on drivers70.15 tons
engine & tender:171 3cwt
(166 tons 6 cwr 2 qtr original)
Maximum axle load:18 tons 7 cwt
Wheelbases:
engine33 ft. 6 in.
rigid15 ft. 6 in.
engine & tender65 ft. 4 in.
Overall length:73 ft. 1½"
19.5.1968,Outer Harbour - 700 on ARHS special 19.5.1968,Blackwood - 700 taking water on ARHS special

700

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

27.4.1926Entered service. Works No.643
18.9.1967Withdrawn
2.6.1968Last run - went to Victor Harbour.
9.8.1968Sent to Islington for scrapping.
5.10.1968Scrapped - after running 781,660 miles

701

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

28.8.1926Entered service. Works No.644
30.6.1947Oil fired.
28.10.1966Withdrawn
11.2.1967Scrapped - after running 864,438 miles
24<sup>th</sup> July 1988,Dry Creek Triangle - DE702 + Steam Engine 702 + Rx93

702

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

20.9.1926Entered service. Works No.645
26.11.1951Coal pusher fitted to tender.
9.7.1964Withdrawn - after running 775,526 miles
1.6.1965Presented to the Mile End Railway Museum on 1st June 1965.

703

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

10.9.1926Entered service. Works No.646
6.6.1947Oil fired.
9.6.1959Withdrawn
22.6.1962Scrapped - after running 1,068,326 miles

704

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

13.9.1926Entered service. Works No.647
14.4.1960Withdrawn
13.7.1962Scrapped - after running 797,179 miles

705

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

4.10.1926Entered service. Works No.648
17.7.1951Coal pusher fitted.
6.7.1961Withdrawn
31.8.1962Scrapped - after running 738,250 miles
5.3.1966,Ambleside - 706

706

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

28.9.1926Entered service. Works No.649
21.5.1927Fitted with booster.
7.11.1932Booster removed.
15.12.1954Fitted with oil burner.
7.9.1967Withdrawn
4.11.1967Scrapped - after running 691,951 miles

707

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

16.9.1926Entered service. Works No.650
9.6.1959Withdrawn
19.12.1950Fitted with coal pusher.
8.8.1962Scrapped - after running 958,431 miles

708

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

29.9.1926Entered service. Works No.651
28.10.1966Withdrawn
25.2.1967Scrapped - after running 782,696 miles

709

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth 2-8-2 type broad gauge steam locomotive.

7.10.1926Entered service. Works No.652
27.9.1948Fitted with coal pusher.
28.10.1966Withdrawn
11.3.1967Scrapped - after running 694,798 miles