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Narrow Gauge K-class 0-6-4 locomotive

K 52

This K class 0-6-4 type locomotives was a South Australian Railways narrow gauge version of its broad gauge K class locomotive.

It is believed to have spent most of its life at Peterborough as a local shunt engine.

Builder:Dubs & Co. - Glasgow, Scotland.
Number in Class:1
Wheel Arrangement:0-6-4 (C2′ T)
Driving Wheel Diameter:3 ft. 6 in.
-Position on frame:Inside
-Diameter x stroke:14½ in. x 20 in.
Heating Surface:Tubes:699.5 square feet
-Firebox:77.9 square feet
-Grate Area:13.14 square feet
Boiler Pressure:130 lbs p.s.i.
Tractive Effort:11,063 lbs
Coal Capacity:1 ton 2 cwt 3 qtr
Water Capacity:940 gallons
Weight in Working Order:32 tons 12 cwt
Maximum Axle Load:6 tons 15 cwt
Overall Length30 ft. 10½ in.
Peterborough - loco K52

K 52

"Dubs & Co." built 0-6-4 type narrow gauge tank steam locomotive. This is the only narrow gauge locomotive on South Australian Railways with inside cylinders

25.1.1884Entered service as "K 52". Built by Dubs & Co., builders No.1784. [nrm] - Arrived ex ship "Hartfield"
24.5.1938Condemned [nrm]