Z17 Class 4-4-0 (pre 1924 H373 class)

12 of these locos were constructed by the Vulcan Foundry, and they entered service in 1887. Most were scrapped quite early on, by 1948 in fact, but one, 1709, has survived well into the seventies, because of its use on the "Vintage Train".

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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 26 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 3693
  • Description : 1709 shows off her vintage style near Helensburgh on the Illawarra line.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 26 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 3710
  • Description : 1709 framed by a signal gantry on the Port Kembla branch.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 09 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfachrome, slide number 3682
  • Description : 1709 taking water at Waterfall. See also3813-1and5910-3for locos at the same location.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 09 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3687
  • Description : 1709 near Helensburgh. See also3203-12,5069-1and5069-3


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : Barbara Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 3688
  • Description : Near Helensburg (see also3203-12and5069-1and5069-3), 1709 seems to be making all the smoke, as she pilots 3526 down the Illawarra line to Wollongong.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : Barbara Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 3689
  • Description : Near Lilyvale (same location as3820-4)


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 3690
  • Description : Near Lilyvale (same location as3820-4)


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 08 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfachrome, slide number 3680
  • Description : Ready for departure from Sydney Central, 1709 and 3526 await the all clear for an enthusiast run to Port Kembla.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 09 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfachrome, slide number 3684
  • Description : The photographer is leaning out the window as 1709 and 3526 are leaning into the sweeping curve at Helensburgh station. Note the leaning flowering gum in the background.


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