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C Class Consolidation 2-8-0

There were 26 locomotives of this class built. In 1918 when it first entered service, C-1 was the most powerful locomotive in Australia. They were used on both express goods and passenger services, but lack of boiler capacity meant that they were among the first casualties of dieselisation. Only C10 has been preserved.


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  • Date : 1979, catalogued 19 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : C10 at Williamstown Railway Museum, slide number 8003
  • Description : C10 displays the all-black smoke deflector style. I prefer the German to the Kiwi style, myself. The smoke deflectors were an after-thought: as originally built the locos had a more English appearance, without the air pump either.

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  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 15 Apr 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17538
  • Description : K165 and C10 discuss former days of glory at the ARHS Railway Museum, Williamstown.

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