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AD60 Class Garratt 4-8-4+4-8-4

The 60 class locomotives were built by Beyer Peacock of Manchester, and delivered to NSW over the period 1952-57. They had a massive tractive effort of nearly 60,000lbs, and were regarded as the most powerful locos in the southern hemisphere. Some were modified to increase their tractive effort to 63,000lbs, and had dual controls fitted to eliminate the need for turning on large turntables.

A dedicated group of volunteers at Canberra is working to restore 6029 to steam - you can read about their efforts at their 6029 Blog Page

6029

  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=6029 220124 bytes, 760x520 pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 19 Dec 1996
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : , slide number 11704
  • Description : Glinting in the early morning sun, 6029 makes a spectacular departure from Forbes on an ARHS tour in 1981. Compare this picture with Dennis Rittson's 6029_Forbes_6_6_81.jpg on his Railway Photo Page


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 220124 bytes, 760x520 pixels
  • Date : 1981, catalogued 19961219
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : On a cold and frosty morning, 6029 heads north on the Main South through the Great Dividing Range. This section of track between Yass and Goulburn is perhaps the most demanding part of the Main South on locomotives and train crews, but 6029 was quite equal to the task, pulling only a light load of a half dozen or so carriages, made up from FS/TAM/BSR stock.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 187969 bytes, 760x520 pixels
  • Date : 1981, catalogued 19961219
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : After hauling several special trains to Michelago, it is the end of the day for 6029 as she sets back into "her" siding at loco in Canberra. Several enthusiastic volunteers will rake her out, blow down the boiler, and make sure that she is in good condition for her next turn of duty.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 80170 bytes, 753x563 pixels
  • Date : 1981, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
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  • Description : Same location and occasion as 6029-2 .


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 53234 bytes, 638x510 pixels
  • Date : 1981, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
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  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 82368 bytes, 740x502 pixels
  • Date : June 1981, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : June long weekend, 1981, and 6029 crosses a billabong off the Lachlan river just south of Forbes in central NSW. Although the bridge looks like it can only barely take the weight, in fact the Garratts had wide route availability with their 16t axle loading. The only thing stopping them visiting all parts of the state was a union ban on running them through some single line tunnels, because of their enclosed cabs and the difficulty of egress within the confines of a tunnel.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 46033 bytes, 806x544 pixels
  • Date : June 1981, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
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  • Description : June long weekend, 1981, and 6029 crosses the Breadalbane plains between Yass and Goulburn. This can be a very cold place, and it was no exception this morning!


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 65983 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
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  • Description : 6029 somewhere out near Forbes.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 76711 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : June 1981, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
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  • Description : Will it make it? 6029 treads warily across a somewhat ricketty trestle bridge, on the Parkes-Stockinbingal line.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 50667 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1979, catalogued 13 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7854
  • Description : Black Engines on Black Nights! There is just enough light around in Goulburn loco to make out the features of 6029, as she stables overnight on the 1979 June long weekend tour of mid-western NSW


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 68670 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1979, catalogued 15 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7839
  • Description : 6029 crosses a concrete bridge between Yass and Goulburn on the June long weekend tour of 1979.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 105637 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1979, catalogued 15 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7842
  • Description : 6029 restarts her train after the photo stop seen immediately above.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 43170 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1978, catalogued 22 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6976
  • Description : Where's the engine? Garratts always do seem to be enveloped in steam, and 6029 is no exception, as she runs around her train at Michelago.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 105933 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1978, catalogued 22 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6986
  • Description : The hills of Tuggeranong form the backdrop to 6029 (plus HCX) as she rounds the horseshoe curve on the return trip from Michelago to Canberra.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 47868 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Feb 1980, catalogued 21 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 8501
  • Description : Some enterprising spider has made her web in the cab of 6029, as the loco lies idle in Canberra railway yards over the summer months.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 125972 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 13 May 1978, catalogued 22 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6971
  • Description : The Picnic to Michelago special steams down past the Grandstand Gap, just north of Michelago.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 79825 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 13 May 1978, catalogued 22 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6977
  • Description : 6029 has her cylinder cocks open as she readies to leave Michelago with her "Picnic to Michelago" special.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 80411 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 13 May 1978, catalogued 22 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6978
  • Description : 6029 still has her cylinder cocks open as she shows off the detail of her "tender end".


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 118127 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 13 May 1978, catalogued 01 May 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6985
  • Description : 6029 rounding the horseshoe bend near Tuggeranong, on her return from a "Picnic at Michelago".


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 166186 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 13 May 1978, catalogued 21 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7906
  • Description : Derick Cullen and I puffed and grunted up the hillside to get this shot of 6029 puffing and grunting up the "Grandstand Gap". There's a nice movie that goes with it.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 71169 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1979, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7811
  • Description : Derick Cullen and I rattled along in my old Datsun 240KGL along the dirt track that parallels the line from Royalla to Michelago, taking turns to drive while the other took photos. Here's one of them.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 124946 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1979, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7829
  • Description : [Another trip to Mick the Dago, and 6029 makes a delightful, if somewhat incongruous, contrast with her freshly painted end-platform cars.]


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 52918 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 19 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11686
  • Description : 6029 returning from Michelago.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 91818 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 19 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11692
  • Description : June long weekend 1981, and 6029 set(s) off against an interesting cloud formation. 6029 adds her own cloud to the formation.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 76015 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 19 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11694
  • Description : 6029 heads across country on the Orange-Parkes line, near Molong.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 77712 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 19 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11696
  • Description : 6029 reflected in the Bumberry Waterholes.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 90751 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 19 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11698
  • Description : 6029 near Tichbourne on the Parkes-Forbes line.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 76110 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 21 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11699
  • Description : 6029 crossing a billabong near Forbes. No swagman camped by, though, jolly or otherwise. Same location as 6029-6 .


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 68046 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 21 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11701
  • Description : Near Forbes.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 101254 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 21 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11704
  • Description : 6029 leaving Forbes. Slide version of print 6029-1 .


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 114249 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 21 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11704
  • Description : 6029 leaving Forbes. Do I detect that middle section of track bending downwards at all? No, must be an optical illusion!


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 101722 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 21 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11708
  • Description : 6029 south of Forbes, and caught in the glint of the late afternoon sun. I think I like the photographic challenge of trying to get Garratts dead side on. Makes you appreciate all those 256 tons that much the more.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 40506 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 24 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11710
  • Description : Yass Junction on a cold winter's day, and 6029 has the stick for departure.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 83024 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 24 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11714
  • Description : The fog has lifted, but 6029 is intent on putting as much water vapour back into the atmosphere as possible, while crossing the Breadalbane Plains near Yass.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 98003 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 24 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11716
  • Description : A bit later that same morning, and there's much less water vapour about, except of course, for 6029, as she approaches Goulburn.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 129398 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 24 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11718
  • Description : A bit closer to Goulburn.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 108140 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 24 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11720
  • Description : Just where the Hume Highway crosses the railway line on the south side of Goulburn, a horde of motorcaders wait for 6029. A photostop is held, which upsets some of them, but the train passengers get good shots like this one!


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 62046 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 26 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11721
  • Description : 6029 storms past the photo line as it returns to Goulburn. In the background can be seen the Hume Highway, and scores of photographers lining the road.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 104368 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 26 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11722
  • Description : After the photo stop shown in the previous two images, 6029 pauses to collect passengers, and have a little blow-down of the cylinders.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 40913 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1981, catalogued 26 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11726
  • Description : Journey's end, and the photographer's son Nathan checks out the fireman's seat.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 127872 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Feb 1987, catalogued 21 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16946
  • Description : 6029 has run its last run, and now lies as a static exhibit in the Canberra_Railway_Museum.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 100759 bytes, 600x800 pixels
  • Date : May 1977, catalogued 08 Oct 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6334
  • Description : 6029 storms up Royalla Bank in one of the now-classic runs on the Cooma line, following her acquisition by the Whitlam Commonwealth Government


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 43747 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1977, catalogued 03 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6422
  • Description : A cold and frosty morning in Canberra. The moon is still up, and the frost is on 3102's coal. But the boiler is warming up, and 3102 will soon be pulling trains up the Molonglo Gorge.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 147436 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1981, catalogued 17 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11649
  • Description : 6029 chuffs away from Canberra Station, watched by 3102 quietly raising steam.


  • Image : dir=nsw/30class/ page=double 123814 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Apr 1981, catalogued 17 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11648
  • Description : Easter Weekend 1981, and 6029 departs with a Royalla trip, while 3102 waits for some Molonglo action.


  • Image : dir=nsw/misc/ page=index 98298 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 12 Jun 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12121
  • Description : The wisps of water vapour show that 3102 is not long departed Canberra loco, off to haul some Easter steam trips. Meanwhile, 6029 waits quietly (and coldly) in the background.


  • Image : dir=nsw/44class/ page=index 75750 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 13 May 1978, catalogued 22 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6970
  • Description : A bright autumn day in Canberra, and 6029 heads off to Michelago with a "Picnic to Michelago" special, while 4433 waits to shunt her oil train.


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