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Broad Gauge 520-class 4-8-4 locomotives

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Class:520
Builder:South Australian Railways, Islington Workshops
Wheel arrangement:4-8-4 (2′D2′ 3′3′)
Number built:12
Driving wheels diameter:5 ft. 6 in.
Cylinders: - No., diameter & stroke::2 x 20½ in. x 28 in.
Boiler pressure:215 lbs.
Tractive effort:36,600 lb.
Heating surfaces - tubes:2,163 sq ft.
-superheater:651 sq. ft.
-firebox:291 sq. ft.
-grate area:45 sq. ft.
Bunker capacity - coal:9 tons 15 cwt
-Oil:1,450 gallons + 5 tons coal
-Water:9,100 gallons
Weight in working order:200 tons 13 cwt 2 qtr
Maximum axle load:15 tons 16 cwt
Overall length:87 ft. 4 in.

Note: When operating on 60-lb rail bunker capacity was reduced to 8,200 gallons water + 5 tons coal.

29<sup>th</sup> September 1985,Nuriootpa - 520 and steel car train October 1984,Loco 520 at Victor Harbor

520 -- Sir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

6.11.1943On display at Adelaide Station.
10.11.1943Entered service. Islington Works No.81
-Named Sir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey
1958Stored.
8.5.1964Returned to service.
21.8.1969Condemned.
1.5.1970Reinstated for special Australian Railway Historical Society tours working.
16.4.1970Stored at Mile End Railway Museum.
23.9.1970Moved alternative storage location.
16.5.1972Returned to service for special tours.
-To History Trust of South Australia.
-To Australian Railway Historical Society (SteamRanger).

521 -- Thomas Playford

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

17.2.1944Entered service. Islington Works No.82
-Named Thomas Playford
20.8.1968Withdrawn
7.1.1970Sent to Islington for scrapping - Milage 611,913.
7.3.1970Scrapped

522 -- Malcolm Mcintosh

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

19.4.1944Entered service. Islington Works No.83
-Named Malcolm Mcintosh
20.8.1968Withdrawn
15.1.1970Sent to Islington for scrapping - Milage 595,538.
7.9.1970Scrapped
23<sup>rd</sup> April 2005,National Railway Museum,Behind the scenes weekend - 523 Essington Lewis 23<sup>rd</sup> April 2005,National Railway Museum,Behind the scenes weekend - 523 Essington Lewis

523 -- Essington Lewis

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

14.8.1944Entered service. Islington Works No.84
-Named Essington Lewis
28.11.1968To Mile End Railway Museum - Milage 551,955.
21.8.1969Withdrawn

524 -- Sir Mellis Napier

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

24.11.1944Entered service. Islington Works No.85
-Named Sir Mellis Napier
21.8.1969Withdrawn - Milage 554,566
21.8.1969Scrapped

525 -- Sir Willoughby Norrie

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

22.2.1945Entered service. Islington Works No.86
-Named Sir Willoughby Norrie
6.7.1961Withdrawn - Milage 463,335
11.8.1961Scrapped

526 -- Dutchess of Gloucester

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

28.6.1945Entered service. Islington Works No.87
-Named Dutchess of Gloucester
24.4.1971Last run - to Riverton
9.9.1971Withdrawn - Milage 508,170
1971Scrapped

527 -- C. B. Anderson

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

20.12.1046Entered service. Islington Works No.88
-Named C. B. Anderson
6.7.1961Withdrawn - Milage 411,516
24.5.1963Scrapped

528

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

9.6.1947Entered service. Islington Works No.89
6.7.1961Withdrawn - Milage 404,114
21.6.1963Scrapped

529

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

22.8.1947Entered service. Islington Works No.90
16.7.1963Withdrawn - Milage 412,605
18.1.1964Scrapped

530

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

1.11.1947Entered service. Islington Works No.91
9.7.1062Withdrawn - Milage 386,323
24.9.1963Scrapped

531

520-class 4-8-4 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

19.12.1947Entered service. Islington Works No.92
9.7.1962Withdrawn - Milage 380,145
13.8.1963Scrapped