Standard 2-6-0 locomotives

TGR C, CC, CCS & F classes
EBR numbers 4, 5, 9, 10 & 19

This common type of loco was represented in Tasmania on both the TGR and EBR. The TGR had four types: the original C class, two later modifications (CC  & CCS classes), and the secondhand F class locos. The Emu Bay Railway owned a total of five locos of this type. Similar locos operated in Western Australia (G class), South Australia (Y class), the Northern Territory (NF types), and many other railways around the world.

Between 1885 and 1892, 19 of what was a worldwide standard loco  were obtained by the TGR to operate on the proliferation of light lines then under construction. Eight more locos were added to the class between 1901 and 1907. In 1937, C28 was purchased from the Public Works Department, this loco having been built as EBR number 10 in 1908. All the C class were built by Beyer, Peacock & Company of England.

Six C class locos (16 to 19, 25 & 26) were modified from 1912 to the CC class , with larger cylinders, boiler and a Belpaire firebox. A further four locos (21, 23 to 25) were modified from 1924 with similar modifications, with the addition of Walschaert's valve gear. These rebuilt locos kept their old numbers, but got new class designations.

In 1949, seven NFB class were purchased from the Commonwealth Railways, with four entering service in Tasmania. These former South Australian Yx class locos were essentially Australian  built copies of the CC class. F1 was sold to the Emu Bay Railway, as their number 19, in 1956. This loco joined three similar locos (numbered 4, 5, & 9) built new for the EBR between 1897 and 1906 by the same builder, James Martin & Company of Gawler, South Australia.

Most locos were out of service by the mid 1960's, with many quickly scrapped. The TGR restored  CCS 23 to service in 1964 for tour trains and this loco played a starring role in the centenary celebrations of 1971. Two of the unmodified C type survived into preservation, with C1 remaining at Zeehan after closure of the line in 1961, and the fledgling Tasmanian Transport Museum purchased C22 which was towed to Hobart in 1966. CCS23 was initially leased by the Don River Railway on an adhoc basis to operate weekend train on their line, before it and long time stored CCS25 were donated to the society by ANR.

A largely unmodified C11 at the head of  a down goods train, waiting to depart Zeehan during 1949.
ARHS Tasmania Collection

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CC27 hauls a special passenger train past Botanical Gardens station, returning to Hobart for the last time, before being towed north for scrapping. March 1965
ARHS Tasmania Collection



Class images, sounds and video

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TGR outline diagram for C class locos (05) showing original style smokebox
TGR outline diagram for C class locos (L4)
An early photo of a C class locomotive. The location and specific details of the colour scheme are u
TGR outline diagram for CC class locos (L07)
TGR outline diagram for CCS class locos (L08)
EBR <i>Martin</i> locomotive shunting Burnie yard, circa 1947
TGR outline diagram for F class locos (L21)
Emu Bay Railway No. 4 (James Martin 168 of 1897) shunts in Burnie yard on 18 January 1961, with two
C20 and Q10 stored in the loco yard at Launceston, March 1965. C20 had been out of use for six month
CCS23 leads the ARHS's
South Australian Railway's locomotive Y97 at the Peterborough, early 1970s. This locomotive was anot
Locomotive C22 at the head of a short train comprising wagon A 159, carriage A+17 and guards van DB3
The boiler of steam loco C22 off the frame while it undergoes retubing, July 2002
The frame of steam loco C22 with the boiler removed, October 2002
CCS25 at the Don River Railway, August 2003
South Australian Railway's locomotive Y97 at the National Railway Museum (Port Adelaide), September
Silverton Tramway Company's locomotive No.12 at the National Railway Museum (Port Adelaide), Septemb
Ex TGR loco C1 on display at the West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum, February 2006
C22 waits during shunting operations at the museum, September 2007. Later in the day the loco was tu
Restoration of C22 continues with work concentrating on repainting, February 2008
TGR loco C1 and EBR loco No.6 <i>Murchison</i> on display, February 2008
With restoration nearing completion C22 is temporarily shunted out of the roundhouse to allow final
With restoration nearing completion C22 is temporarily shunted out of the roundhouse to allow final
Silverton Tramway Company's locomotive No.12 at the National Railway Museum (Port Adelaide), Septemb
Cab of C22 following restoration
Builders plate fitted to CCS23
The Tasmanian Transport Museum's locomotive C22 leads a short train consisting of passenger carriage

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