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Broad Gauge 710 class 2-8-2 locomotives

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710 class 2-8-2 locomotives.

Wheel arrangement:2-8-2 (1′D1′ 2′2′)
Builder:South Australian Railways, Islington
Number built:10
Driving wheels diameter::4 ft. 9 in.
Cylinders: - No., diameter & stroke::2 x 22 in. x 28 in.
Boiler pressure:200 lbs.
Tractive effort:40,400 lb.
(48,400 lb. with booster)
Heating surfaces - tubes:2,206 sq ft.
-superheater:618 sq. ft.
-firebox:195 sq. ft.
(227 sq. ft. with syphons fitted )
-grate area:47 sq. ft.
Bunker capacity - coal:17 tons
-Water:5,400 gallons
Weight in working order:175 tons 16 cwt
Maximum axle load:18 tons 13 cwt
Overall length:75 ft. 7¾ in.

710 -- Sir Alexander Ruthven

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

25.10.1928Entered service. Islington Works No.44
-Named Sir Alexander Ruthven.
22.11.1932Booster removed
16.7.1963WithDrawn - Mileage 656,625

711

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

24.11.1928Entered service. Islington Works No.45
191.10.1932Booster removed
7.10.1953Coal pusher fitted.
16.7.1963WithDrawn - Mileage 692,396

712

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

18.12.1928Entered service. Islington Works No.46
9.11.1932Booster removed
6.7.1961WithDrawn - Mileage 602,129
24.10.1962Scrapped.

713 -- BT 1

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

18.2.1929Entered service. Islington Works No.47
16.11.1932Booster removed
30.5.1953Coal pusher fitted.
25.11.1965WithDrawn - Mileage 654,411
16.7.1966Scrapped.
-Tender underframe used for braking tender BT1

714 -- Rotarian

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

15.3.1929Entered service. Islington Works No.48
-Named Rotarian.
16.2.1931Booster removed
9.7.1964WithDrawn - Mileage 653,847
25.11.1964Scrapped.

715

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

6.5.1929Entered service. Islington Works No.49
8.12.1932Booster removed
9.7.1962WithDrawn - Mileage 612,101
21.11.1962Scrapped.

716

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

25.5.1929Entered service. Islington Works No.50
22.12.1938Booster removed
9.7.1964WithDrawn - Mileage 638,180
15.10.1965Scrapped.
-Boiler sold to W Brown & Sons for £55.

717

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

21.6.1929Entered service. Islington Works No.51
19.12.1938Booster removed
7.9.1967WithDrawn - Mileage 619,348
27.1.1968Scrapped.
SAR engines 718 + 700

718

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

1.7.1929Entered service. Islington Works No.52
17.6.1939Booster removed
2.6.1968WithDrawn - Mileage 617,082
5.10.1968Scrapped.

719

710 class 2-8-2 broad gauge steam locomotive built by South Australian Railways at the Islington Workshops.

1.8.1929Entered service. Islington Works No.53
9.3.1939Booster removed
16.7.1963WithDrawn - Mileage 611,805
21.10.1964Scrapped.