Re: Connections between Kalka-Simla Railway and N E Dundas??
The Bickfords <womloc4@...>
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I am pretty sure the G class 0-4-2T locos on the NE Dundas Tramway were based on a standard design from Sharp Stewart.
Similarly the locos for the Kalka Simla line.
The same magazine has an article about the building of the Towy Valley model railway. In that article the author refers to standard locos from Sharp Stewart. He has previously described the building of several models, influenced by the NED line Sharp Stewarts and those in India.
The National Archives digital plans collection of NED rollingstock includes a proposal drawing for the G class that has an open cab, similar to the Darjeeling locos ie roof on posts.
The main wheelbase of the G class and the Darjeeling locos is almost identical.
The decision to build the NED line at 2 foot gauge was sure to have been influenced by technical engineering papers on similar lines in India.
Berowra Heights NSW
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Subject: [LRRSA] Connections between Kalka-Simla Railway and N E Dundas??