Re: Beyer Peacock Online
Ron Martin <ronhil@...>
Hello John,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I would suggest that the 'Australia' is an annotation, signifying that these
locos which had been produced since 1868 for Norway, were the basis for the
On page 60 of 'Beyer Peacock, Locomotive Builders to the World', it says :
"For the South Australian narrow gauge lines, a 2-6-0 tender engine was
developed in 1875 from the Norwegian Government Railways 3ft 6in 2-4-0 tank
and a total of seventy-five was from then up to 1886. Many more were built
in Australia itself, and it became a classic type, used on most of the 3ft 6
in gauge lines on that continent."
From: John Dennis
Date: 01/11/11 11:28:19
Subject: [LRRSA] Beyer Peacock Online
People might know about this, but I have just recently been made aware
that the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) now has
Beyer Peacock drawings and photos online. The search page is here:
and enter "Beyer Peacock" in the drop down list of collection names.
Here's an interesting one for Frank:
A 2-4-0 with the description "Norwegian Government Railway
Going to http://www.beyerpeacock.co.uk/loco%20list/Customerlist.PDF I
found that order number 6245 was for two locomotives of 3'6" gauge,
given builders numbers 2249-50.
Is the "(Australia)" annotation an error, or did Australia have a pair
of these 2-4-0Ts?
John Dennis email@example.com
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