AD60 Class Garratt 4-8-4+4-8-4

The 60 class locomotives were built by Beyer Peacock of Manchester, and delivered to NSW over the period 1952-57. They had a massive tractive effort of nearly 60,000lbs, and were regarded as the most powerful locos in the southern hemisphere. Some were modified to increase their tractive effort to 63,000lbs, and had dual controls fitted to eliminate the need for turning on large turntables.

A dedicated group of volunteers at Canberra is working to restore 6029 to steam - you can read about their efforts at their 6029 Blog Page

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  • Date : 31 Jan 1981, catalogued 15 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11636
  • Description : While on a weekend trip to Sawtell on the North Coast line (utilizing TAM1925 sleeping car attached to the North Coast Daylight), members of the ARHS ACT Divn built this sand version of a Garratt. Some members thought they saw a resemblance to 6029!


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  • Date : early 1970s, catalogued 03 Jun 2001
  • Photographer : David McAlpine
  • Medium : email, image location 60class_cardiff
  • Description : Seems like the loco might be longer than the train! This is a photo taken on a box Brownie in the early 1970s (when I was around in Sydney, but not chasing trains, sob :-() by David McAlpine's Dad.


6002

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  • Date : early 1970s, catalogued 23 Jun 2001
  • Photographer : David McAlpine's Dad
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : A Garratt in typical working pose near Cardiff


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  • Date : early 1970s, catalogued 14 Jul 2001
  • Photographer : David McAlpine
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : A Garratt in regular working pose near Cardiff. Compare this scene with the one above.


6022

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  • Date : early 1970s, catalogued 03 Jun 2001
  • Photographer : David McAlpine
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : 6022 runs light engine near Cardiff


6026

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  • Date : 1972, catalogued 03 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3646
  • Description : This is a copy of a slide, originally taken by Chris Mugdan, showing 6026 with a coal train on the Newcastle to Maitland coal lines.


6029

6029 now has a separate page

6037

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  • Date : , catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/002
  • Description :


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  • Date : 1972, catalogued 10 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : Chris Mugdan
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3748
  • Description : This is a copy of a slide, originally taken by Chris Mugdan, showing 6037 and 6039 doing their stuff with a Newstan coalie.


6039

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  • Date : 1972, catalogued 03 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : Chris Mugdan
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3743
  • Description : This is a copy of a slide, originally taken by Chris Mugdan, showing 6039 on Fassifern bank with a Newstan coalie.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 09 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : Chris Mugdan
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3747
  • Description : This is a copy of a slide, originally taken by Chris Mugdan, showing 6039 returning light engine down Fassifern bank.


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  • Date : Nov 2000, catalogued 03 Dec 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    here's another view of 6039 at Dorrigo


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  • Date : Nov 2000, catalogued 26 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    I love these Garratts - my great regret is not ever having seen one fired up. I thought I had a good chance when I went to Zimbabwe a few years ago but I didn't do my homework properly and didn't go to the right places. Let me know if you ever hear of one running anywhere in Oz.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued [31 Oct 1998]
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/001
  • Description : 5112+6039 climb the 1 in 80 up to the Adamstown tunnel, south of Newcastle.


see also 6037+6039-1

6040

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  • Date : 1998 (?), catalogued 06 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    here's a shot of Garrett 6040 residing in the shed at Thirlmere Railway Museum some years ago - unfortunately the roofing is green!


6042

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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 3 Mar 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : personal photograph (Kodachrome 64, transferred to print for scanning)
  • Description : 6042 returning from its "last run", near Menangle. Compare this picture withMy wife's picture at the same photo run. This is the same location as 3820+3813+3801-1 , but closer to the track.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 25 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 2034
  • Description : 6042 returning from its "last run", near Menangle. This is the same location as 3820+3813+3801-1, but closer to the track.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 3 Mar 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 6042 returning from its "last run", near Tahmoor. It is very hard to get DSO (dead side on) shots of a Garratt!


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  • Date : Mar 1973, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : slide number 2027, scanned directly from slide
  • Description : 6042 returning from its "last run", near Tahmoor. It is very hard to get DSO (dead side on) shots of a Garratt!


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 3 Mar 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 6042 at Martin's Creek on a special train.


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  • Date : , catalogued 3 Mar 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/003
  • Description :


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  • Date : , catalogued 3 Mar 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/004
  • Description :


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  • Date : 1993, catalogued 22 Jul 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : The end of the line! 6042 rests forlornly at the Lachlan Vintage Vintage, Forbes, away from her mates (most now passed on), away from the mainline. There is not even enough rail underneath to turn her wheels.


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  • Date : Jun 1974, catalogued 19 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 5153
  • Description : 6042 on its delivery run to Forbes.


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  • Date : Mar 1973, catalogued 19 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/066
  • Description : 6042 makes plenty of smoke as she pulls a special RTM train into Glenlee coal sidings, on her "last" run.


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  • Date : Mar 1973, catalogued 19 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/067
  • Description : 6042 departs the Glenlee coal sidings, on her "last" run.


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  • Date : Mar 1973, catalogued 19 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/068
  • Description : 6042 passing through Tahmoor, on her "last" run.


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  • Date : Mar 1973, catalogued 19 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/069
  • Description : 6042 between Tahmoor and Picton, on her "last" run.


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  • Date : Mar 1973, catalogued 19 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : Barb Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/070
  • Description : 6042 between Picton and Douglas Park, on her "last" run.My wife's version of 6042-1!


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 20 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18997
  • Description : Rather a forlorn sight, 6042 lies rusting in a paddock at the Lachlan Vintage Village. I understand that this loco will soon be transferred (by road -- now that will be a sight!) toDorrigo


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 47505 bytes, 400x600 pixels
  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 25 Feb 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18998
  • Description : The author's son poses before a rather sad looking 6042 at the Lachlan Vintage Village, Forbes


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