GrahamH

GrahamH

Posted on 09/21/2014


Photo taken on September 20, 2014


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201409CarnivalTrain 026

201409CarnivalTrain 026
Loco BB18¼ 1079 hauls a train of heritage timber carriages out of the Lockyer Valley on its way up the range to Toowoomba in conjunction with its annual Carnival of Flowers. The heritage diesel was supposed to assist but failed to start. The train has paused here at Murphys Creek, a diesel came down the range to assist up it the steeper part of the climb. September 2014.

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Tractacus
Tractacus
Nice looking loco, but a strange - to UK eyes - class designation; 18 and a quarter. Does it signify a rebuild of a Class 18?
3 years ago.
GrahamH has replied to Tractacus
Nup! Cylinder diameter in inches... Things can be different in Queensland, Australia.
And BB because it's an improved B.
And B because it has 6 coupled wheels, an 8 coupled is a C.

Thanks for looking and commenting.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Tractacus
Tractacus
Obvious really, when you think about it. Thanks!
3 years ago.