Re: Beyer Peacock Online

Frank Stamford

Hello John,

That's a very interesting resource.

The "(Australia)" in the annotation is a mistake. Order No.6245 was, as
you say, for B/Nos 2249 and 2250. Both of these were for the NSB
(Norwegian State Railways), No.2249 being named "Gere" and 2250 "Freke".

Two locomotives of this type (but with cabs and stacks different to that
in the drawing) were supplied to Australia to The Jarrahdale Jarrah
Forests & Railways Ltd. They were B/No.2158 of 1882, and B/No.3120 of
1889, and named "Samson" and "Samson No.2".

The first of this type of locomotive was built for Norway in 1866, and
the type - which was very successful - inspired the 2-6-0 tender locos
widely used in South Austtralia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Cape
Province, and probably other places.



On 11/01/2011 11:27 AM, John Dennis wrote:


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:;irn=15803

A 2-4-0 with the description "Norwegian Government Railway

Going to 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 <>
Melbourne,Australia Home of the HOn30 Dutton Bay Tramway
and the Australian Narrow Gauge Web-Exhibition Gallery
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