Queensland C16 Class Locomotive

Queensland C16 Class Locomotive

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The C16 class steam locomotive is a 4-8-0 locomotive of the Queensland Railways QR. The locomotives operated on 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge. The "C," is used to identify the number of coupled wheels, being eight coupled wheels for the C16 class, followed by numerals indicating the cylinder diameter of sixteen inches. This resulted in the C16 class locomotive. The prototype, N 395, was the first engine to be built by the then new Ipswich Railway Workshops. It was the only Queensland Rail engine with the exception of the Garratt classes to be fitted with a screw reverser. After successful trials, an order for a further 20 was placed in 1906 and construction began in earnest. The first engines had an unusual combined number and builder's plate mounted on the sides of the cab. In early years, the class was often referred to as "Ipswich C16 to distinguish them from the Baldwin built C16 engines of the previous century.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135903853
  • 9786135903850