The latest NG&IRMR arrived from the UK today with an article on the
Kalka-Simla Railway in India. What struck me was a photo of a series
of locos built by Sharp Stewart which looked identical to the G class
on the NE Dundus line in Tassie. The cylinder dimensions are the same
as is the weight. The Indian ones were built in 1902 so therefore
after the Tassie ones. Did they copy the Tassie design or was this a
standard type from the builder?
The article also describes a series of coaches which used the light
steel frames of the coach to help support a lightened frame to reduce
the dead weight hauled up the grade instead of a traditional frame.
Was this tried in Australia??