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C36 Class 4-6-0 Ten Wheelers

The 36 class grew out of the successful 35 class, and if anything, was more successful. A total of 75 units were built from 1925-1928, the first 10 at Eveleigh Railway Workshops, and the rest at Clyde Engineering Co. Initially used on express passenger trains but more latterly on goods, they saw service almost to the end of steam. The last unit was withdrawn in 1969 after it and 5 others were upgraded late in their lives, owing to a severe locomotive shortage in the late 60's.

Unfortunately, most of the 36 class had disappeared by the time I came to NSW, so these pages only include photos of 3642, one of the three preserved examples (the others are 3609 and 3616). All of these are at the NSW Rail Transport Museum.

3642

Here are some technical details of the loco:

      road number		3642
      wheel arrangement	        4-6-0
      revenue service		>2.5Mkm
      in service		Jan 1926 (Clyde Engineering, Newcastle, NSW)
      rebuilt			Dec 1955
      cylinders		        23" x 26"
      boiler pressure		200 psi
      tractive effort		33880 lb
      driving wheels		69"
      weight	Engine		86t 6cwt
                Tender		73t 14cwt
    

  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/../30class/ page=double 89816 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 26 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12157
  • Description : Some engine bums. 3642 shunts while 3102 looks on.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 112957 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 10 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12182
  • Description : This photo was taken in April 1982 when 3642 hauled a special train from Canberra to Goulburn and back. The train is seen crossing the Butmaroo Creek trestle, just out of Bungendore, NSW.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 02 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12176
  • Description : 3642 makes an impressive backdrop of smoke as she crosses the Burbong bridge, between Queanbeyan and Bungendore.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 11 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12190
  • Description : After a photostop, a chance to catch a glint shot of 3642 as she waits for the photographers to reboard the train. The location is between Tarago and Joppa Junction.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 8 Apr 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : The hills of Narrabundah form the backdrop to 3642 as she steams away from Canberra Railway Station.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 8 Apr 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : Crossing the Butmaroo range.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 16 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12150
  • Description : Early morning light-up for 3642, as evidenced by the brightness of the injector light. The loco was on loan from the Rail Transport Museum, and is about to run a special to Goulburn and back.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 16 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12152
  • Description : Another view of 3642 during lighting up.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 16 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12153
  • Description : 3642 is pushing out a fine plume of steam and smoke as she barrels out through the industrial area of Canberra towards Queanbeyan.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 16 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12154
  • Description : 3642 makes a very clean picture in the crisp bright morning atmosphere, with her classic lines. I won't get into trouble if I refrain from comparing those classic lines with those of any other country's steam locomotives. But I have had Poms telling me that she looks American, and Yanks telling me that she looks British. Ozzies tend to think she just looks Australian.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 106852 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 26 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12154a
  • Description : Cool! 2x36class on the one train!


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 26 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12155
  • Description : 3642 continues on through the industrial area of Canberra, looking somewhat garrish in the bright sunlight.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 27 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12158
  • Description : More shunting by 3642. Some brightly coloured children on the footplate add to the occasion.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 27 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12160
  • Description : The front end of 3642 in profile. The tapered boiler is obvious in this photo.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 27 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12161
  • Description : 3642 sets back onto her trains at Canberra Railway Station.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 27 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12162
  • Description : 3642 leaving Canberra Railway Station with an enthusiasts' special for Goulburn.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 27 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12163
  • Description : 3642 leaving Canberra Railway Station with an enthusiasts' special for Goulburn.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 113028 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 27 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12164
  • Description : 3642 leaving Canberra Railway Station with an enthusiasts' special for Goulburn.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 27 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12166
  • Description : DSO profile of 3642 at Queanbeyan Station.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 103393 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 01 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12167
  • Description : A full engine DSO of 3642 at Queanbeyan.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 01 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12168
  • Description : 3642 in full cry crossing the Molonglo River at Queanbeyan.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 131608 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 01 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12169
  • Description : 3642 in full cry crossing the Molonglo River at Queanbeyan.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 86814 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 01 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12170
  • Description : 3642 shuts off while crossing the Molonglo River at Queanbeyan.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 63779 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 01 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12171
  • Description : 3642 near the Burbong Bridge on the Goulburn-Queanbeyan line.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 108783 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 02 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12172
  • Description : 3642 near the Burbong Bridge.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 114622 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 02 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12174
  • Description : 3642 near the Burbong Bridge.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 111750 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 02 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12175
  • Description : 3642 crossing the Burbong Bridge.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 105717 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 10 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12177
  • Description : 3642 crossing the Burbong Bridge.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 141456 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 10 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12179
  • Description : 3642 climbing the Lake George Range near the NSW-ACT border.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 135397 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 10 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12180
  • Description : 3642 climbing the Lake George Range near the NSW-ACT border.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 88385 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 10 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12186
  • Description : 3642 approaches Bungendore, near the site of the old Bungendore Junction for the disused Captain's Flat branch.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 76645 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 11 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12187
  • Description : 3642 approaches Bungendore, near the site of the old Bungendore Junction for the disused Captain's Flat branch.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 78951 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 11 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12191
  • Description : 2642-rounds a curve to the south of Tarago, near Lake Bathurst. Compare this view with 3102-6 . In this case the photographer is standing on the near side of the track.


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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 11 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12194
  • Description : This scene has an almost Hans Heysen quality to it, with late afternoon lighting effects on the eucalypts. Same location as 3642-31 above.


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  • Date : Jul 1984, catalogued 15 Aug 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12829
  • Description : 3642 stands simmering at the Sydney Central platforms.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 82631 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1984, catalogued 15 Aug 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12833
  • Description : A close up of the power reverser on 3642.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 86484 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1984, catalogued 15 Aug 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12834
  • Description : A close up of the mechanical lubricator on 3642.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 58255 bytes, 600x391 pixels
  • Date : 26 Jun 1994 (recorded in catalog 19 Apr 1999), catalogued
  • Photographer : I can't remember who, and I've lost the email!
  • Medium : submitted by email
  • Description : Whoever sent me this pic, please drop me a note and I'll give this photo proper attribution.


  • Image : dir=nsw/36class/ page=index 103432 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 26 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12156
  • Description : 3642 shunts while 3102 just sits.


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