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Standard Gauge K

K 27 to 34

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K 27 K 28 K 29 K 30 K 31 K 32 K 33 K 34
K class, circa 1920 K class, circa 1920

The "K" class were all built at the "North British Locomotive Company" as a slight modification of a New South Wales Railways D50 class design. Fitted with 4ft. 3in. driving wheels and weighing 115 tons they were used principally as a freight locomotive.

Class:K
Builder:North British Locomotive, England
Introduced:1916
Number in Class:8
Wheel Arrangement:2-8-0
Driving Wheel Diameter:4 ft. 3in.
Cylinders:Number:2
-Position on frame:Outside
-Diameter x stroke:22 in. x 26 in.
Valve Gear:Allan
Heating Surface:Tubes:1613 square feet
-Superheater:262 sqauare feet
-Firebox:172 square feet
-Grate Area:30 square feet
Boiler Pressure:150 lbs p.s.i.
Tractive Effort:31,460 lbs
Coal Capacity:10 tons (originally 8½ tons)
Water Capacity:4850 gallons
Weight in Working Order:115 tons 13 cwt
Maximum Axle Load:15 tons 12 cwt
Overall Length59 ft 4¼ in.

1961,Port Augusta western yard - K class awaiting scrapping

K 27

Steam locomotive with 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, built by North British Locomotive, England.

5.1916Entered service on the Trans-Australian Railway. Built by North British Locomotive, England, builder No.21230.
7.1943Withdrawn.
4.7.1958Scrapped.

K 28

K class view looking froward from cab, circa 1930

Steam locomotive with 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, built by North British Locomotive, England.

5.1916Entered service on the Trans-Australian Railway. Built by North British Locomotive, England, builder No.21231.
7.1943Withdrawn.
4.7.1958Scrapped.

K 29

Steam locomotive with 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, built by North British Locomotive, England.

6.1916Entered service on the Trans-Australian Railway. Built by North British Locomotive, England, builder No.21232.
-Fitted with a modified front.
12.1951Withdrawn.
1961Scrapped.

K 30

Steam locomotive with 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, built by North British Locomotive, England.

6.1916Entered service on the Trans-Australian Railway. Built by North British Locomotive, England, builder No.21233.
-Fitted with a modified front.
1.1951Withdrawn.
1959Scrapped.

K 31

Steam locomotive with 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, built by North British Locomotive, England.

6.1916Entered service on the Trans-Australian Railway. Built by North British Locomotive, England, builder No.21234.
-Fitted with a modified front.
6.1951Withdrawn.
1961Scrapped.

K 32

Steam locomotive with 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, built by North British Locomotive, England.

3.1916Entered service on the Trans-Australian Railway. Built by North British Locomotive, England, builder No.21235.
6.1943Withdrawn.

K 33

Steam locomotive with 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, built by North British Locomotive, England.

3.1916Entered service on the Trans-Australian Railway. Built by North British Locomotive, England, builder No.21236.
10.1942Withdrawn.

K 34

Steam locomotive with 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, built by North British Locomotive, England.

4.1916Entered service on the Trans-Australian Railway. Built by North British Locomotive, England, builder No.21237.
-Fitted with a modified front.
3.1952Withdrawn.