Re: Christmas Island 79


Noel Reed
 

The loco pictured was one of those which went to the phosphate railway at Christmas Island..

 

The head light and marker lights are different to be those used on the 79’s on the  NSWGR. Knuckle couplers were not used on those in Sydney as most carriages shunted in Sydney Yard were screw coupled.

 

The 79s used in Sydney also had the sides of the cab roof mitred to conform with the loading gauge.  This would have been a modification after importation from the USA.  Do ARHS archives give any indication of its origin?

 

Noel Reed.

 

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Subject: [LRRSA] Christmas Island 79

 

 

Chaps,
           Here is a photo being used in the next online project.

https://flic.kr/p/awfj4G

  A mental blank has me trying to work out which of the 79 class it would be.

  Can you help?

Brad

 

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