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D59 Class 2-8-2 Mikados

I always had a soft spot for 59 class, as they just look like steam locos! It may also be partly due to the fact that a 59 class was the first NSW loco I saw in any detail (19 class episodes notwithstanding). They were built by Baldwin to complement the post-war rebuilding program, and hence are very American looking. Originally intended to have much longer tenders, the tender length was reduced so that they could fit on the standard NSWGR 50' turntable.

5905

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  • Date : 16 Sep 1973, catalogued 21 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3360
  • Description : I believe this to be 5905, but I'm not sure. Pictured at Enfield Loco.


5910

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  • Date : Apr 1985, catalogued 3 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 5910 at the Rail Transport Museum, Thirlmere, after overhaul, awaiting its final coats of paint.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 87685 bytes, 493x374 pixels
  • Date : 1973, catalogued
  • Photographer : Barbara Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/083
  • Description : A post-and-rail fence, and ubiquitous eucalyptus trees make a rustic framework for a rusty railway locomotive. Sadly, steam locos are no longer themselves ubiquitous, and do not get posted around the rails.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 25 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : Oiling round at Waterfall. This is the same location as 3813-1 and 1709-3 .


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 88402 bytes, 783x602 pixels
  • Date : 1973, catalogued 7 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 5910 silhouetted against a late afternoon sky, near Yerrinbool on the Main South. This is the same location as 5910-2 , but seen from the other side of the track. Notice the gaps in the silhouette due to the open spaces between the boiler and frame, and also the fishplate holes in the (welded) rail line.


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  • Date : 800x600 pixels, catalogued 1973
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : 28 Feb 1998, slide number 2225
  • Description : 28 Feb 1998


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 133567 bytes, 886x604 pixels
  • Date : 1973, catalogued 7 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 5910 at Waterfall while taking water for a run to Wollongong and up the Unanderra to Moss Vale. (same occasion as 5910-3 )


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  • Date : Apr 1985, catalogued 21 Jan 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : A close-up of 5910's valve gear.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 48753 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1973, catalogued 15 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : ?, slide number 3218
  • Description : 5910 has just finished pulling a special train into Central, and waits at the end of the platform for the engine release road to clear.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 28 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : Barbara Hurst
  • Medium : slide number 2243, taken on Agfacolor
  • Description : same location as 5910-2 , 5910 crosses an accomdation bridge near Aylmerton on the Main South


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 38208 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1974, catalogued 18 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 4361
  • Description : 5910 crosses a narrow clearance bridge en route to Bathurst with the delivery run of 5112 (the Ben Chifley loco).


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  • Date : Apr 1974, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 4343
  • Description : 5910's big end, taken at Bathurst.


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  • Date : PCD-01/077, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : 115835 bytes, 711x503 pixels
  • Medium : PCD-01/?
  • Description : John Hurst], [Ektachrome], [5910 shunts at Cabramatta.


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  • Date : PCD-01/078, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : 90483 bytes, 502x731 pixels
  • Medium : Ektachrome
  • Description : 5910 shunts at the Lidcombe brickworks sidings. Note that the engine is slipping.


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  • Date : PCD-01/079, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : 57799 bytes, 703x501 pixels
  • Medium : PCD-01/?
  • Description : John Hurst], [Ektachrome], [5910 at speed along the main line through Ashfield.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 125479 bytes, 722x505 pixels
  • Date : 1973, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, professionally transferred to CD
  • Description : 5910 waits in the unusual refuge sidings at Dombarton on the Unanderra to Moss Vale line. For a more detailed explanation of the Dombarton facilities, see the discussion at 42209-4, and a similar (wider angle) view at 42209-7.


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  • Date : Aug 1985, catalogued 02 Oct 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 13363
  • Description : 5910 waits at Goulburn station for the double 30 class to return from Crookwell for RTM passengers.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 53546 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Aug 1985, catalogued 03 Oct 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 13364
  • Description : Another shot of 5910 at Goulburn.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 82369 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Aug 1985, catalogued 03 Oct 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 13365
  • Description : Another shot of 5910 at Goulburn.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 73651 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Aug 1985, catalogued 03 Oct 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 13366
  • Description : Yet another shot of 5910 at Goulburn.


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  • Date : PCD-01/081, catalogued 03 Oct 1999
  • Photographer : 113867 bytes, 713x503 pixels
  • Medium : PCD-01/?
  • Description : John Hurst], [Ektachrome], [5910 steams past the Winton swamps between Robertson and Moss Vale, on the Unanderra-Moss Vale cross country line.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 172348 bytes, 728x505 pixels
  • Date : 1973, catalogued 03 Oct 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodak Photo CD
  • Description : 5910 being serviced at Moss Vale.


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  • Date : 1997, catalogued
  • Photographer : Darren Yates
  • Medium : emailed jpeg, used with permission
  • Description : Darren Yates sent me this photo. He says "It's 5910 on a run through the Blue Mountains last year. Thanks for keeping an excellent archive." (Oops, I left the last bit in by mistake .)


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 71413 bytes, 1009x732 pixels
  • Date : 1973, catalogued
  • Photographer : Derick Cullen
  • Medium : personal photo, used with permission
  • Description : 5910 is finished for the day, and is de-ashed at the Enfield loco depot. Scenes like this would have been much more common 20 years before this photograph was taken, but now happen only on special trips. Alas, the Enfield depot is no more either, having been bulldozed within 2 years of the photo.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 71413 bytes, 1009x732 pixels
  • Date : 1973, catalogued
  • Photographer : Derick Cullen
  • Medium : personal photo, used with permission
  • Description : 5910 pauses and poses at Helensburgh, after taking a charter train there. John and Barbara Hurst also pause and pose while fellow train chaser Derick Cullen snaps the picture. NSW ferroequinologists will note that the picture has been reversed left-to-right. I did this because I use the wasteland in the foreground in which to store my desktop icons!


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  • Date : Jun 1973, catalogued 24 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 2710
  • Description : 5910 lends a helping hand to 3526 under the wires on the Blue Mountains line.


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  • Date : 24 Apr 2000, catalogued 27 Aug 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : digital transmission
  • Description : A triple header special out of Sydney Central station in 1994. That's 5910 first, 3801 second and 3642 third. It was on its way to Unanderra thence Moss Vale thence return to Sydney. (I am indebted to Alan Gaston for supplying further details of this trip.)


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 17 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodak Photo CD, slide number 2109
  • Description : 5910 and 5069 bask in the sun during a Sydney suburban steam jaunt.


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  • Date : Apr 1974, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 4341
  • Description : 5910 goes round in circles while 5112 shows off her tender behind.


5914

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  • Date : April 1973, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/044
  • Description : End of the road for 5914 at Sim's Metal, Mascot. With her tender cut down to its frame, smokebox and buffer beam gone, soon 5914 will nothing more than a heap of scrap metal, and memories such as this.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 62864 bytes, 715x459 pixels
  • Date : early 1970s, catalogued 03 Jun 2001
  • Photographer : David McAlpine
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : I think this is 5914. From what I can make out of the number plates. Anyway, it makes a poignant contrast with my picture of 5914 above. Another classic black and white from David McAlpine.


5915

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  • Date : Apr 1971, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/036
  • Description : 5915 is admired by the photographer's wife as she stands simmering in Gosford Yard. A personal favorite, as this was the first NSWGR steam loco I photographed. Alas, by 1971 there were very few steam locomotives in regular service to photograph!


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 127960 bytes, 742x505 pixels
  • Date : Apr 1971, catalogued 01 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/037
  • Description : 5915 is a study in working grime, as she awaits her next turn of duty in Gosford yard.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 102705 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 16 Sep 1973, catalogued 13 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3367
  • Description : 5915 awaits her fate at Enfield, after being put into storage following the last use of steam on NSWGR. Contrast this picture with the Gosford scene.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 72509 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 16 Sep 1973, catalogued 21 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3363
  • Description : 5915 awaits her fate at Enfield.


5917

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  • Date : 1977 (?), catalogued 7 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 5917 crosses a tributary of Mulwaree Ponds, near Komungla, on the Goulburn-Queanbeyan railway. 5917 had just recently been beautifully restored by the Lachlan Valley Railway Society, and was on loan to the ARHS (ACT Divn) of Canberra.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 92662 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1977, catalogued 22 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6438
  • Description : 5917 crosses a tributary of Mulwaree Ponds, near Komungla, on the Goulburn-Queanbeyan railway. 5917 had just recently been beautifully restored by the Lachlan Valley Railway Society, and was on loan to the ARHS (ACT Divn) of Canberra.


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  • Date : 1977, catalogued 29 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : 5917 at Butmaroo, slide number 6440
  • Description : 5917 sets back across the Butmaroo trestle, leaving some very black smoke.


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  • Date : Nov 1997, catalogued 30 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : 5917 on Burbong Bridge, slide number 6685
  • Description : 5917 running tender first across the picturesque Burbong Bridge, on the border of the Australian Capital Territory.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 65091 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1997, catalogued 22 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6432
  • Description : 5917 makes a fine display of smoke and steam as she heads towards Joppa Junction, and the branch line to Canberra.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 85141 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Nov 1977, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 6691
  • Description : A clean profile of 5917 near Bungendore.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 45131 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1977, catalogued 04 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6433
  • Description : 5917 heads south from Goulburn past the Mulwaree Ponds.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 74944 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1977, catalogued 04 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6442
  • Description : 5917 near Komungla.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 66138 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1977, catalogued 05 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 6538
  • Description : 5917 front end.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 131076 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Nov 1977, catalogued 06 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 6686
  • Description : 5917 crosses the Burbong Bridge running tender first on a trip to Farrar. Notice the unusually short tenders fitted to the 59 class. This was to allow them to turn on a standard 50 foot turntable, common on many branch lines in NSW.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 88353 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Nov 1977, catalogued 07 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 6689
  • Description : 5917 returning from a Farrar run.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 79595 bytes, 676x404 pixels
  • Date : Jan 1979, catalogued 15 Jan 2005
  • Photographer : Brett Fitzpatrick
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : 5917 passes though Shell Harbour with the return working of a Kiama Beach Tour during January 1979, the trip was one of several run for the Festival of Sydney.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 89417 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 1974, catalogued 07 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6547
  • Description : After hauling their train to Royalla, 5917 and 3102 have to return tender first to Queanbeyan. Seen here crossing a trestle just north of Royalla.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 82638 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : Jul 1977, catalogued 08 Oct 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6528
  • Description : 5917 and 3102 leave a vapour trail in the cold July air, on the way back to Canberra from Royalla.


  • Image : dir=nsw/30class/ page=double 52367 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1977, catalogued 29 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6452
  • Description : 3102 and 5917 on the picturesque Burbong Bridge, near Canberra.


  • Image : dir=nsw/30class/ page=double 93887 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Aug 1977, catalogued 29 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Queanbeyan, slide number 6535
  • Description : 3102 and 5917 run around their train before heading off to Michelago with an ARHS (ACT Divn) special.


  • Image : dir=nsw/53class/ page=index 79047 bytes, 708x388 pixels
  • 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.


5920

  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 99514 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1973, catalogued 10 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3366
  • Description : 5920 on Rotten Row at Enfield Loco.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 53120 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1973, catalogued 25 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3368
  • Description : 5920 on Rotten Row at Enfield Loco.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 114557 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1973, catalogued 25 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3369
  • Description : Valve gear of 5920, while on Rotten Row at Enfield Loco.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 53739 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1973, catalogued 26 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3370
  • Description : "BOILER EMPTY"! 5920 on Rotten Row at Enfield Loco.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 42047 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1973, catalogued 26 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3371
  • Description : The view through the driver]s spectacle plate from 5920 on Rotten Row at Enfield Loco.


  • Image : dir=nsw/59class/ page=index 79942 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 1972, catalogued 17 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : Chris Mugdan
  • Medium : slide number 3309, copied by John Hurst from the original slide
  • Description : 5920 at Broadmeadow.


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