Wagr "z" class locomotives

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wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's

does anyone have any information on these locomotives. year introduced? builder? number in service etc> i have seen a picture of one and i think its number was 1151? any info would be appreciated thanks.

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wn514.

 
Tiny Train Controller

Location: Kalgoorlie

Yeah mate - 3 locos 1151, 1152, 1153

Introduced in November 1953 and built in the UK by Robert Stevenson Hawthorn Ltd. 14.5 tons. Gardner 8LW engine, developing 140 hp.

Currently - 1151 owned by Steamtown Peterborough in SA

                1152 owned by Hotham Valley Railway

                1153 owned by Boulder Loop Line (surely you've seen that one)!

 
wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's

Yeah mate - 3 locos 1151, 1152, 1153

Introduced in November 1953 and built in the UK by Robert Stevenson Hawthorn Ltd. 14.5 tons. Gardner 8LW engine, developing 140 hp.

Currently - 1151 owned by Steamtown Peterborough in SA

                1152 owned by Hotham Valley Railway

                1153 owned by Boulder Loop Line (surely you've seen that one)!

- Tiny

thanks tiny. and yes i have seen that one.

 
burt007 Chief Train Controller

Location: On the Road Somewhere...

Yeah mate - 3 locos 1151, 1152, 1153

Introduced in November 1953 and built in the UK by Robert Stevenson Hawthorn Ltd. 14.5 tons. Gardner 8LW engine, developing 140 hp.

Currently - 1151 owned by Steamtown Peterborough in SA

                1152 owned by Hotham Valley Railway

                1153 owned by Boulder Loop Line (surely you've seen that one)!

- Tiny

HVTR's page on Z1152:

http://www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au/z_1152.htm

cheers

 
wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's

the photo that i saw of 1151 was i think taken when they were pretty close to brand new and was taken at coolgardie and standing next to the loco were coolgardie based cleaner jim medlen, norseman driver ron bradshaw and acting driver jeff cooper. it does not mention the date but it was definitely early 1950's.

 
wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's

Yeah mate - 3 locos 1151, 1152, 1153

Introduced in November 1953 and built in the UK by Robert Stevenson Hawthorn Ltd. 14.5 tons. Gardner 8LW engine, developing 140 hp.

Currently - 1151 owned by Steamtown Peterborough in SA

                1152 owned by Hotham Valley Railway

                1153 owned by Boulder Loop Line (surely you've seen that one)!

- Tiny

HVTR's page on Z1152:

http://www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au/z_1152.htm

cheers

- burt007

does she ever see much mainline use with hotham valley brett?

 
burt007 Chief Train Controller

Location: On the Road Somewhere...

Yeah mate - 3 locos 1151, 1152, 1153

Introduced in November 1953 and built in the UK by Robert Stevenson Hawthorn Ltd. 14.5 tons. Gardner 8LW engine, developing 140 hp.

Currently - 1151 owned by Steamtown Peterborough in SA

                1152 owned by Hotham Valley Railway

                1153 owned by Boulder Loop Line (surely you've seen that one)!

- Tiny

HVTR's page on Z1152:

http://www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au/z_1152.htm

cheers

- burt007

does she ever see much mainline use with hotham valley brett?

- wn514

As far as I'm aware Z1152 has devoted most of her time over the years to Dwellingup shunting and the Dwellingup to Etmylin part of our line - with only occasional or rare excursions between Pinjarra and Alumina Junction following maintainance @ Pinjarra.

http://www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au/new_page_3.htm

check out the pics about half way down this page........this was following the withdrawl of mainline operations........

Cheers.

 
wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's

Yeah mate - 3 locos 1151, 1152, 1153

Introduced in November 1953 and built in the UK by Robert Stevenson Hawthorn Ltd. 14.5 tons. Gardner 8LW engine, developing 140 hp.

Currently - 1151 owned by Steamtown Peterborough in SA

                1152 owned by Hotham Valley Railway

                1153 owned by Boulder Loop Line (surely you've seen that one)!

- Tiny

HVTR's page on Z1152:

http://www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au/z_1152.htm

cheers

- burt007

does she ever see much mainline use with hotham valley brett?

- wn514

As far as I'm aware Z1152 has devoted most of her time over the years to Dwellingup shunting and the Dwellingup to Etmylin part of our line - with only occasional or rare excursions between Pinjarra and Alumina Junction following maintainance @ Pinjarra.

http://www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au/new_page_3.htm

check out the pics about half way down this page........this was following the withdrawl of mainline operations........

Cheers.

- burt007

thanks brett it looks like the old girl is in pretty good condition. you people down there must be looking after her pretty well. Very Happy

 
DrSmith Junior Train Controller

A Z was posted at Norseman for a while to make up the Pyrites trains. Was the photo of the one at Coolgardie taken of a Z en-route to Norseman?

 
wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's

A Z was posted at Norseman for a while to make up the Pyrites trains. Was the photo of the one at Coolgardie taken of a Z en-route to Norseman?

- DrSmith

i am pretty sure it was mate yes.

 
wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's

A Z was posted at Norseman for a while to make up the Pyrites trains. Was the photo of the one at Coolgardie taken of a Z en-route to Norseman?

- DrSmith

in Am actually looking at the picture now and it says the "z" was sent to kalgoorlie for crew familiarsation and whilst it was there it collided with a near new commonwealth railways GM class loco at the intersection of the gauges crossed in the boulder dock. it says that following that incident it was sent to esperance.

 

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