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Broad Gauge 600-class 4-6-2 (later 600C-class) locomotives

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600-class 4-6-2 (later 600C-class) locomotives.

Class:600600C
Builder:Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth - Newcastle on Tyne, England
Wheel arrangement:4-6-2 (2′C1′ 2′2′)
Year:1926
Number built:10
Driving wheels diameter:6 ft. 3 in.
Cylinders: No., diameter & stroke:2 x 24 in. x 28 in.
Valve gear:Walschaert
Boiler pressure:200 lbs.215 lbs.
Tractive effort - engine:36,600 lbs.39,300 lbs.
Heating surfaces - tubes:2,953 sq. ft.2,953 sq. ft.
superheater:743 sq. ft.743 sq. ft.
firebox:270 sq. ft.330 sq. ft.
grate area:55 sq. ft.55 sq. ft.
Tender capacity - coal:12 tons6 tons coal,
1,912 gallons oil
Water7,130 gallons7,250 gallons
Roadworthy weights - engine :116t 19c 2q-
tender83.55 tons-
on drivers70.555 tons-
engine & tender:199 tons 11 cwt 2 qtr196 tons 19 cwt 2qtr
Maximum axle load:23 tons 13 cwt 2 qtr23 tons 13 cwt 2 qtr
Overall length:79 ft. 3¼ in.79 ft. 3¼ in.

600

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

14.8.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.623
10.4.1941Rebuilt to 600C-class
9.6.1959WithDrawn - Mileage 1,512,812
26.9.1961Scrapped.

601

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

10.5.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.624
17.7.1939Rebuilt to 600C-class
26.3.1958WithDrawn - Mileage 1,464,868
26.6.1961Scrapped.

602

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

25.5.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.625
24.8.1926First Webb locomotive to haul Melbourne Express.
21.5.1943Rebuilt to 600C-class
21.12.1950Stocker fitted
9.6.1959WithDrawn - Mileage 1,379,670
21.4.1961Scrapped.

603

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

18.5.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.626
25.9.1949Rolled near Manoora.
2.8.1944Rebuilt to 600C-class
6.7.1961WithDrawn - Mileage 1,071,961
10.11.1961Scrapped.

604

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

13.8.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.627
6.10.1941Rebuilt to 600C-class
9.5.1949Stocker fitted
9.6.1959WithDrawn - Mileage 1,548,321
26.7.1961Scrapped.
Port Pirie opening - loco SAR 605 on passenger in platform Port Pirie opening - loco SAR 605 on passenger in platform

605

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

6.7.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.628
5.3.1936Painted green for State Centenary.
10.11.1939Rebuilt to 600C-class
11.5.1953Stocker fitted
26.3.1958WithDrawn - Mileage 1,292,621
27.7.1961Scrapped.

606

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

8.7.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.629
9.10.1934Pilot engine for Royal train.
18.12.1941Rebuilt to 600C-class
1.11.1948Stocker fitted
14.4.1960WithDrawn - Mileage 1,097.402
28.2.1963Scrapped.

607

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

22.6.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.630
15.7.1941Rebuilt to 600C-class
9.6.1959WithDrawn - Mileage 1,390,379
20.3.1961Scrapped.

608

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

22.7.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.631
17.12.1940Rebuilt to 600C-class
14.4.1960WithDrawn - Mileage 1,072,270
31.5.1961Scrapped.

609 -- Duke of Gloucester

600 class 4-6-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth of Newcastle on Tyne, England.

21.8.1926Entered service. Armstrong Whitworth No.632
11.10.1934Named Duke of Gloucester. And hauled Royal train 11-12 October 1934.
24.4.1942Rebuilt to 600C-class
24.9.1948Stocker fitted
9.6.1959WithDrawn - Mileage 1,412,741
26.3.1962Scrapped.