New South Wales Australia Heritage Locomotives

New South Wales Australia Heritage Locomotives

Postby The Fish » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:05 pm

A recent video of some NSW Rail Transport Museum locos with a recently restored RS3
"4001 made a fine sight this morning (Monday February 13th, 2012,)
hauling 4520, 4201 & 4916 from Thirlmere to Maintrain at Auburn. Some
of the video I recorded can be viewed at:"

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Re: New South Wales Australia Heritage Locomotives

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:22 pm

American style couplers and buffers? Funky.
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Re: New South Wales Australia Heritage Locomotives

Postby ozman2009 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:02 am

Thanks for that. What is to happen at Maintrain?
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Re: New South Wales Australia Heritage Locomotives

Postby The Fish » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:24 am

First Thanks Conductor.
2nd we have had knuckle couplers since mid 1920s, buffers were used for screw coupled passenger rolling stock. Also for buffer fitted passenger rolling stock with knuckle couplers.
3rd Maintrain is a amintenance facility. They could be there for traction motor change, wheel turn etc.
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Re: New South Wales Australia Heritage Locomotives

Postby scaro » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:59 am

ConducTTor wrote:American style couplers and buffers? Funky.


i'd hazard a guess most RSC3s had buffers. it was mainly an export model. all the NSW, pakistani, uruguayan and portuguese ones for a start.

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Re: New South Wales Australia Heritage Locomotives

Postby railtwister » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:12 pm

The Diesel Spotter's Guide states that 12 RSC3's were produced between 1950-1955 for US roads and 8 were produced for Canadian roads but it doesn't give numbers for the export versions. Wikipedia is a bit more complete in that it shows 12 went to SAL, 4 to SOO, and 55 went to other countries, mostly in South America or the Middle East. Montreal Locomotive Works built 20 for New South Wales and 8 for Pacific Great Eastern. Wiki says three are preserved, NSW 4001 & 4002, plus 4006 which is on static display. The cab of the unit in the video definitely looks like it's an export version with the sides that slope in from just below the windows up to the roof.

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Re: New South Wales Australia Heritage Locomotives

Postby scaro » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:05 pm

yes, this was due to the smaller new south wales loading gauge. the cab is not as high as US units either, i believe. the pakistani units were similar, uruguay and portugual had the US style cab.

the unit behind 4001 is a 'stretched' F7 on C-C trucks, built under licence in the suburbs of sydney. it was about six inches narrower and lower than US F units. 4520 is an export alco model.
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