Heritage Railway

British-built steam giant returns while veterans make last-chance double-header down under

TWO Antipodean locomotives, one a UK product and the second homegrown down under, have been wowing enthusiasts and the general public alike after returning to service.

They are former New South Wales Government Railways’Beyer-Garratt No. 6029 and ex-New Zealand Government Railways’Class Ww No. 480.

The 4-8-4+4-8-4 Garratt, which weighs 254 tonnes, is the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Heritage Railway

Heritage Railway3 min read
Off The Shelf
By Peter Chatham & Stephen Weston (hardback, Pen & Sword, 120pp, £19.99, ISBN 1526700166 HERE is a wonderful window onto an amazing new world. Remember Tri-ang’s OO model of Stephenson’s Rocket and carriages, and the GWR Lord of the Isles and choco
Heritage Railway3 min read
Rocks And Overgrown Track Halt Special In Further Shame For South African Steam
IN A new blow described by one South African enthusiast as“another nail in the coffin”of main line steam in the country, a five-day railtour headed by North British Locomotive-built 4-8-2 No. 1535 with passengers on board from around the worlthe UK a
Heritage Railway8 min read
Railwayana
ALTHOUGH nameplate Kingfisher from LNER A4 No. 60024 will fancy its chances of being top dog at GW Railwayana’s July 13 auction (Heritage Railway issue 253), it might not have everything its own way due to the Southern Railway and GWR hovering in the