Z27 Class 2-6-0 (pre 1924 G(1204) class)

The 27 class were originally built in 1913 by the Hunslet Co. of Leeds, England, as construction engines for the Public Works Department. The 8 engines were taken over by the New South Wales Railways in 1917, and became the G(1204) class.

They are unique in having Walschaert's valve gear driving flat D-slide valves

Between 1929 and 1938 they were given 25 class boilers and obsolete D50 tenders. 2705 is preserved, but the rest were all scrapped by the end of 1966.

2705

Ex-Public Works Department No.5, 2705 was built in 1913, and is now preserved at the Thirlmere Transport Museum.

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  • Date : Jun 1973, catalogued 15 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 2737
  • Description : 2705 on an inner Sydney suburban tour, near Lidcombe.


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  • Date : Jun 1973, catalogued 15 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 2768
  • Description : 2705 on an inner Sydney suburban tour, near Lidcombe.


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  • Date : Jun 1973, catalogued 25 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 2775
  • Description : 2705 reflects the late afternoon sun near the Homebush yards, as she shunts around her train.


  • Image : dir=nsw/27class/ page=index 59922 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1973, catalogued 25 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 2781
  • Description : 2705 reflects only the station lights after returning her special back to Sydney Central


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