D53 Class 2-8-0 Consolidations

The D53 class were a development of the D50 class, originally incorporating an enlarged Belpaire firebox, tapered boiler, and modified wheels and running gear. During construction, the decision was made to superheat all the class, with all subsequent locomotives built as superheated, and locomotives already constructed were later upgraded. They carried three varieties of tender; original, "Wampu" and turret tenders.

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  • Date : 1972, catalogued 13 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : Chris Mugdan
  • Medium : slide number 3307, copied by John Hurst from the original
  • Description : A 53 class glints in the late evening sun as she hauls a load of full coal hoppers to Port Waratah.


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  • Date : 1972, catalogued 18 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : Chris Mugdan
  • Medium : slide number 3311, copied by John Hurst from the original
  • Description : The smoke from a 53 class catches the late evening sun as she hauls a load of empty coal hoppers from Port Waratah


5365 et al

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  • Date : Oct 1972, catalogued 18 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/046
  • Description : This picture shows the difference between the superheated versions and saturated versions, as exemplified by the extended smokebox on all locos bar the second from the right, 5112 (number obscured). The locos in the picture are 5407 (far left), 5365, 5273, 5112, and 5482 (far right).


5367 (aka "Rosie")

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  • Date : Oct 1974, catalogued 19 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 4650
  • Description : On a cold and frosty morning, Rosie heads towards Orange.


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  • Date : Oct 1974, catalogued 19 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 4666
  • Description : On a cold and frosty morning, Rosie heads towards Orange.


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  • Date : Apr 2000, catalogued 07 Dec 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    Locating 3026 at Cowra was interesting because I was there last Easter and although I did not have that thorough a look around, I didn't see it. What I did see was the crew firing up 5367 for a Sunday jaunt. I also took a shot of the roundhouse which will follow.


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  • Date : unknown, catalogued 15 Jan 2005
  • Photographer : Brett Fitzpatrick
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : 5367 + 5917 depart Strathfield one Autumn morning, at about 0700, bound for Cowra.


5369

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  • Date : early 1970s, catalogued 23 Jun 2001
  • Photographer : David McAlpine
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : 5369's wheels are really humming as she speeds a goods northwards near Cardiff on the Short North.


5412

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  • Date : 1972, catalogued 18 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : Chris Mugdan
  • Medium : slide number 3310, copied by John Hurst from the original
  • Description : 5412 has some night-time attention at Broadmeadow.


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  • Date : 1972, catalogued 18 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : Chris Mugdan
  • Medium : slide number 3312, copied by John Hurst from the original
  • Description : 5412 on the turn-table at Broadmeadow.


5451

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  • Date : early 1970s, catalogued 03 Jun 2001
  • Photographer : David McAlpine
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : 5451 is just a bit too quick for the photographer, in this atmospheric shot.


5461

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  • Date : 1984, catalogued 20 Jan 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 5461 pauses on a special train near Bowral, in the Southern Highlands of NSW. This engine is sporting one of the "turret" tenders mentioned above.


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  • Date : 1984, catalogued 20 Jan 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 5461 shunts a special train near Bowral (with 3642 making most of the smoke), while a freight runs past.


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  • Date : Jun 1979, catalogued 13 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : ?, slide number 7850
  • Description : 5461 lies quietly in Goulburn loco, with her rear drivers out of the frame, while undergoing repairs on her running gear.


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  • Date : Jul 1973, catalogued 21 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3176
  • Description : 5461 trundles across Minnamurra Creek, between Kiama and Wollongong, on her way to Nowra with a special RTM train.


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  • Date : Aug 1973, catalogued 08 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3187
  • Description : 5461 heading south on the Illawarra line, about to enter the Kiama tunnel


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  • Date : Aug 1973, catalogued 08 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3207
  • Description : 5461 returning nouth on the Illawarra line, travers the scenic seascape near Kiama


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  • Date : 1989?, catalogued 22 Oct 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    Here's a great shot of 5461 at Central Station in Sydney - probably about 10 or 12 years ago. Pity about the overhead lines though. I love the circular cab windows on these locos.


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