Entries by southerndowns

Carriage BU 1297

Built: 1937 Retired: 1986 Type: Evan’s Suburban (80 First class seats) Weight: 23.4t Length: 15.360m Width: 2.620m Gauge: 1,065mm gauge (3ft 6in) This carriage is still in it’s original condition when first received. It is a sister carriage to BU 1262 and will be restored to similar condition.

Carriage BU 1262

Current Status: 100% Restored – Mainline operational Built: 1937 Retired: 1986 Type: Evan’s Suburban (90 Economy seats) Weight: 23.4t Length: 15.360m Width: 2.620m Gauge: 1,065mm gauge (3ft 6in) Completely restored to mainline operations in December 2008. It is a sister carriage to BU 1297 which work is yet to be started on. The seats in this carriage […]

Carriage AU 739

Current Status: 100% Restored / Mainline Operational Built: 1911 Retired: 1987 Type: Evan’s Suburban (80 First class seats) Weight: 23.4t Length: 15.360m Width: 2.620m Gauge: 1,065mm gauge (3ft 6in) Built in 1911 for the Brisbane suburban network, this style of carriage was known as the ‘Evan’s cars’ after the Railway Commissioner of the time. But […]

Rail shunt tractor No. TC7

Current Status: Operational Built: By Fordson – date unknown Retired: 2002 Type: shunt tractor Weight: 6t Length: 5m Gauge: 1,065 mm gauge (3ft 6in) TC7 is SDSR’s rail shunt tractor. It is used to transport flat tops behind it, and is also used to shunt carriages around. It’s design is a Fordson Tractor, with hydraulic […]

DH45 Diesel hydraulic locomotive

Current Status: In operation Built: 1966 (Walkers Maryborough) Type: Diesel hydrauliclocomotive Weight: 37t Length: 11.1m Gauge: 1,067mm gauge (3ft 6in) This 40 ton diesel locomotive was built in 1966 by Walkers Ltd., Maryborough and spent its working life for Queensland Railways as a versatile all needs locomotive. The DH class was quite a successful locomotive […]

Panhard Levassor Rail Motor

Current Status: Leased to Texas & Inglewood Heritage Railway Society Built: Original 1914 – SDSR replica 2003 Type: Panhard Levassor Rail Motor (12 seats in front + 20 seats in rear) Weight: 25.9t Length: 15.850m Width: 2.665m Gauge: 1,065mm gauge (3ft 6in) The result of a project to build an authentic replica of a 1914 […]

Com-Eng Diesel locomotive

Current Status: In operation Built: 1958 (Comg-Eng) Type: Diesel locomotive Weight: 10 t Length: 10 m Gauge: 1,065 mm gauge (3ft 6in) This 30 ton diesel locomotive was built in 1958 at Com-Eng, Rocklea, Brisbane and spent it’s working life at the Mackay Bulk Sugar Terminal. It originally had a Rolls Royce engine but this […]

C17 Steam Locomotive No. 971

Current status: 100% restored / Mainline Operational Built: 1950 Retired: 1969 Type: C17 Weight: 56.8t (when empty) 82.9t (when full) Length: 16.3m Width: 2.620m Height: 3.8m Boiler pressure: 7,206kPa Tractive effort: 93.4kN Coal: 8.13t Water: 13,865 l Driving wheels: 1.14m in diameter Grate area: 1.719 sqm Valve gear: Walschaerts Gauge: 1,065 mm gauge (3ft 6in) […]