520 Class 4-8-4 Mountain

Like the 500 class, and for the same reason, the 520 class were also known as "Mountain Types". However, these locomotives were much lighter, had wider route availability, and were used more exclusively on passenger workings.

520

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  • Date : late 1970s (?), catalogued
  • Photographer : Anne Squire
  • Medium : personal photograph, used with permission
  • Description : 520 snorts her way through Pinera station with an enthusiast special, while watched by some admiring young locals.


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  • Date : late 1970s (?), catalogued
  • Photographer : Anne Squire
  • Medium : personal photograph, used with permission
  • Description : Same occasion as520-1, but this time at Blackwood station, on the return journey.


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  • Date : 113812, 1011x628 pixels, catalogued
  • Photographer : ?
  • Medium : ?
  • Description :


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  • Date : 6 Oct 1979, catalogued 13 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 8092
  • Description : 520 refills in the darkness at Snowtown (?) on the return journey from Moonta. This train was billed as "The Last Train to Moonta".


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  • Date : 6 Oct 1979, catalogued 04 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 8083
  • Description : 520 surrounded by hordes of admirers and gawkers at Wallaroo, on "The Last Train to Moonta" (thanks to Rob Sandercock for a correction to this caption)


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  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 8093
  • Description : Slicing through the night, 520's headlight and marker lamps put Star War's light sabres to shame!


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  • Date : 1991, catalogued 02 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    More from SA - in 1991 I think at the first Adelaide Grand Prix - a steam "race" out of the bizarre futuristic looking Adelaide station. These locos are 621, 520 and Rx207 - all of which you already have well documented on your website. Note the helicopter!


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  • Date : 1991, catalogued 02 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    Adelaide station really is quite bizarre! 621, 521 and 207 at the platforms.


523

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  • Date : 1970s, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/015
  • Description : 523 poses for her portrait at the Mile End Railway Museum. Unfortunately, someone forgot to complete the makeup, and only 523's nose has been powdered.


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  • Date : 1993, catalogued 23 Jul 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 523 poses for her portrait, this time at the Port Dock Railway Museum. At last her makeup is complete!


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  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 04 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 8096
  • Description : The distinctive Lowry lines of the 520 class streamlining are evident here. Contrast this version with the original 520 version, used on 520, 521 and 522: personally, I much prefer this one.


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