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Broad Gauge Ga-class 4-4-0 tank locomotive

Ga 157

The South Australian Railways broad gauge Ga class was acquired upon takeover of the Glenelg Railway Company by the South Australian Railways.

Builder:Robert Stephenson & Co. - Newcastle on Tyne, England
Number in Class:1
Wheel Arrangement:4-4-0 tank (2′B T)
Driving Wheel Diameter:4 ft. 0 in.
-Position on frame:Outside
-Diameter x stroke:11 in. x 18 in.
Heating Surface:Tubes:547 square feet
-Firebox:56 square feet
-Grate Area:10.5 square feet
Boiler Pressure:130 lbs p.s.i.
Tractive Effort:7,181 lbs
Coal Capacity:16 cwt
Water Capacity:460 gallons
Weight in Working Order:29 tons

Ga 157

"Robert Stephenson & Co. - Newcastle on Tyne, England" built 4-4-0 tank type broad gauge steam locomotive.

1874Entered service on Adelaide Glenelg & Suburban Railway Company as "No.3". Built by Robert Stephenson & Co., builders No.2213. [nrm]
11.1881Sold to Glenelg Railway Company, became their "No.3". [nrm]
16.12.1899Entered service as "Ga 157" on South Australian Railways following purchase of Glenelg Railway Company. [nrm]
11.1902Rebuilt [nrm]
5.1915Condemned [nrm]
1922Scrapped [nrm]