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Broad Gauge M-class 2-4-2 tank locomotives

M 256 to 275

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This is the second batch of locomotive to have the M class classification (see M43 to M47 for first M class). They had originally been built as E class tank locomotives to work the broad gauge Victorian Railways Melbourne suburban system, but had becom surplus as a result of electrification. The twenty purchased by the South Australian Railways, at a cost of £1,100 each,were restricted mainly to the Port line, as an axle load of over sixteen tons dictated running on rail of at least 751bs to the yard.

Class:M
Builder:Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria
David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria
Introduced:1920
Number in Class:20
Wheel Arrangement:2-4-2 tank (1′B1′ T)
Driving Wheel Diameter:5 ft. 0 in.
Cylinders:Number:2
-Position on frame:Inside
-Diameter x stroke:17½ in. x 26 in.
Heating Surface:Tubes:988.7 square feet
-Firebox:83.4 square feet
-Grate Area:17.8 square feet
Boiler Pressure:140 lbs p.s.i.
Tractive Effort:14,025 lbs
Coal Capacity:2 tons 10 cwt
Water Capacity:1,600 gallons
Weight in Working Order:53 tons 8 cwt
Maximum Axle Load:16 tons 8 cwt
Overall Length33 ft. 8 in.

E 350 -- M 256

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
23.12.1889Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 350". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.254. [nrm]
24.5.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
11.11.1920Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 256". [nrm]
7.10.1924Frame Condemned [nrm]
7.10.1924Frame from locomotive M 270 used with orginal tanks and cab from No.256 to construct new locomotive. [nrm]
3.5.1928Scrapped [nrm]

E 257 -- M 257

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
31.3.1890Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 372". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.265. [nrm]
25.5.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
30.8.1920Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 257". [nrm]
28.5.1935Condemned [nrm]

E 434 -- M 258

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
16.12.1892Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 434". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.296. [nrm]
21.5.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
30.6.1920Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 258". [nrm]
15.3.1929Condemned [nrm]
9.1929Scrapped [nrm]
-Sold for scrap to H. Morrell. [nrm]

E 452 -- M 259

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
7.6.1893Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 452". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.305. [nrm]
20.5.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
30.6.1920Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 259". [nrm]
29.7.1927Condemned [nrm]
14.4.1928Scrapped [nrm]

E 504 -- M 260

"David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
3.8.1893Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 504". Built by David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria, builders No.17. [nrm]
31.5.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
6.7.1920Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 260". [nrm]
12.1.1926Condemned [nrm]
29.11.1926Returned to service [nrm]
28.5.1929Condemned [nrm]
28.9.1929Scrapped [nrm]

E 516 -- M 261

"David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
7.2.1894Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 516". Built by David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria, builders No.23. [nrm]
27.5.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
12.11.1920Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 261". [nrm]
-Condemned [nrm]
8.5.1928Scrapped [nrm]

E 352 -- M 262

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
27.12.1889Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 352". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.255. [nrm]
1.10.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
2.1921Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 262". [nrm]
1.7.1929Condemned [nrm]
28.9.1929Scrapped [nrm]
-Sold for scrap to H. Morrell. [nrm]

E 440 -- M 263

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
30.1.1893Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 440". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.299. [nrm]
29.9.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
2.1921Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 263". [nrm]
16.10.1928Condemned [nrm]
-Sold for scrap to H. Morrell. [nrm]

E 446 -- M 264

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
21.3.1893Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 446". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.302. [nrm]
3.9.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
23.12.1920Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 264". [nrm]
1.11.1927Condemned [nrm]
16.5.1928Scrapped [nrm]

Adelaide yard - loco M264

E 508 -- M 265

"David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
13/9.1893Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 508". Built by David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria, builders No.19. [nrm]
28.9.1920Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
12.12.1920Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 265". [nrm]
28.5.1929Condemned [nrm]
29.8.1929Scrapped [nrm]
-Sold for scrap to H. Morrell. [nrm]

E 36 -- M 266

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
5.8.1892Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 36". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.292. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
2.10.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 266". [nrm]
-Condemned [nrm]
14.4.1928Scrapped [nrm]

E 366 -- M 267

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
7.3.1890Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 366". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.262. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
21.11.1921Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 267". [nrm]
-Condemned [nrm]
23.5.1928Scrapped [nrm]

E 380 -- M 268

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
12.5.1890Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 380". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.269. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
26.4.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 268". [nrm]
9.6.1925Condemned [nrm]
5.1928Scrapped [nrm]

268 380 Phoenix 269

E 384 -- M 269

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways. Returned to service [nrm]
29.5.1890Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 384". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.271. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
14.9.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 269". [nrm]
21.6.1927Condemned [nrm]
18.11.1927[nrm]
28.5.1929Condemned [nrm]
29.8.1929Scrapped [nrm]
-Sold for scrap to H. Morrell. [nrm]

E 386 -- M 270

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
6.6.1890Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 386". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.272. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
6.6.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 270". [nrm]
11.7.1923Condemned [nrm]
10.1924Frame to M 256 [nrm]

E 430 -- M 271

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
24.11.1892Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 430". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.294. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
28.6.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 271". [nrm]
25.5/1925Condemned [nrm]

E 456 -- M 272

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
25.7.1893Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 456". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.307. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
12.4.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 272". [nrm]
12.1.1926Condemned [nrm]
26.4.1928Scrapped [nrm]

E 458 -- M 273

"Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
9.8.1893Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 458". Built by Phoenix Foundry - Ballarat, Victoria, builders No.308. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
3.2.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 273". [nrm]
29.6.1929Condemned [nrm]
9.1929Scrapped [nrm]
-Sold for scrap to H. Morrell. [nrm]

E 492 -- M 274

"David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
29.11.1892Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 492". Built by David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria, builders No.11. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
21.8.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 274". [nrm]
14.4.1928Condemned [nrm]

E 520 -- M 275

"David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria" built 2-4-2 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive, orginally built for the Victorian Railways and later sold to the South Australian Railways.
1.5.1894Entered service on Victorian Railways, as "E 520". Built by David Munro & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria, builders No.25. [nrm]
14.10.1921Sold to South Australian Railways. [nrm]
14.2.1922Entered service as South Australian Railways "M 275". [nrm]
11.5.1926Condemned [nrm]



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