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Narrow Gauge 400 class-class 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt locomotives

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The 400 class class 4-8-2+2-8-4 type Garratt locomotives were built for use on the South Australian Railways narrow gauge system between Port Pirie and Broken Hill hauling heavy ore trains.

Class:400
Builder:Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France (Under licence to Beyer Peacock & Co. - Manchester, England)
Introduced:1953
Number in Class:10
Wheel Arrangement:4-8-2+2-8-4 (2′D1′+1′D2′)
Driving Wheel Diameter:4 ft.
Cylinders:Number:4
-Position on frame:Outside
-Diameter x stroke:16 in. x 24 in.
Heating Surface:Tubes:1,779 square feet
-Superheater:370 square feet
-Firebox:193 square feet
-Grate Area:48.75 square feet
Boiler Pressure:200 lbs p.s.i.
Tractive Effort:43,520 lbs
Fuel Capacity:6 tons (1,400 gallons fuel oil)
Water Capacity:3,700 gallons
Weight in Working Order:148 tons 19 cwt
Maximum Axle Load:10 tons 13 cwt
Overall Length87 ft. 5 in.

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400

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
8.7.1953Entered service as "400". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2973, Beyer Peacock builders No.7622. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
1.5.1970Condemned [nrm]

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401

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
1.7.1953Entered service as "401". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2974, Beyer Peacock builders No.7623. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
1.5.1970Condemned [nrm]

4.11.2009 Lithgow - front shot of 402 4.11.2009 Lithgow - 402 A end

402

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
16.7.1953Entered service as "402". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2975, Beyer Peacock builders No.7624. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
31.10.1968Worked to Quorn. Only Garratt to get to Quorn [nrm]
12.10.1969Worked to Broken Hill. Only Garratt to do so. [nrm]
1.5.1970Condemned [nrm]
13.12.1976To Lithgow Zig Zag, New South Wales. [nrm]

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403

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
29.6.1953Entered service as "403". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2976, Beyer Peacock builders No.7625. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
12.8.1969Condemned [nrm]

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404

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
23.7.1953Entered service as "404". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2977, Beyer Peacock builders No.7626. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
9.1.1970Last narrow gauge steam engine to work Port Pirie to Peterborough [nrm]
1.5.1970Condemned [nrm]

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405

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
21.1.1954Entered service as "405". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2978, Beyer Peacock builders No.7627. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
7.6.1966Condemned [nrm]
7.6.1966Dismembered. [nrm]
-Boiler to South Australian Railways laundry. [nrm]

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25.4.1965,Garratt 406 on special passenger

406

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
13.2.1954Entered service as "406". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2979, Beyer Peacock builders No.7628. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". - last narrow gauge steam engine to be placed in service[nrm]
1.5.1970Condemned [nrm]

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407

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
30.1.1954Entered service as "407". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2980, Beyer Peacock builders No.7629. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
12.8.1969Condemned [nrm]
7.2.1970Cut up. [nrm]

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408

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
15.1.1954Entered service as "408". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2981, Beyer Peacock builders No.7630. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
12.1961Overturned near Cutana on "Broken Hill Express". [nrm]
12.8.1969Condemned [nrm]

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Garratt 409 at night Port Pirie - Solomotown - Garratt 409 hauling special passenger train

409

"Societe Franco-Belge De Materiel Des Chemins De Fer Raismes, France" built 4-8-2+2-8-4 type narrow gauge Garratt steam locomotive.
6.2.1954Entered service as "409". Built by Societe Franco-Belge builders No.2982, Beyer Peacock builders No.7631. Arrived ex ship "Belnor". [nrm]
1.5.1970Condemned [nrm]
17.11.1970To "Mile End Railway Museum". [nrm]

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