13 bids. Mr Bowen also recalled that the problem was solved when an imported Bathurst fireman insisted on inspecting the loco's blast pipe. ... HO Scale Steam Locomotives. [8], The 38 class briefly returned to the former Melbourne Limited Express route in April 1962, when 3830 and 3813 hauled the inaugural standard gauge Spirit of Progress from Albury to Sydney. The ARHS Bookshop has re-opened at Central. The C38 class (occasionally known as the 38 class and nicknamed "Pacifics" by some railwaymen) was a class of steam locomotive built for the New South Wales Government Railways in Australia.. Gilbertson, CB (April 2003).

[1], The 38 class were first conceived in the 1930s when the NSWGR established there was a need for a locomotive to eliminate the complications of double heading on a number of fast intrastate passenger trains.[2]. Gift Certificates for The Picnic Train are now available with a range of values from $25 to $100.

The design also sported cast Boxpok coupled wheels for better rotational balance, and a Delta trailing truck.

They were the mainstay of passenger expresses for over 20 years before the advent of the 38 class.

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The C38 class (occasionally known as the 38 class and nicknamed "Pacifics" by some railwaymen) was a class of steam locomotive built for the New South Wales Government Railways in Australia. There will be no buffet service on board.



BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys will not be permitted. 4 of the 38 class locomotives survive-3801, 3813, 3820 and 3830.
Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Last Trams to run in Sydney to La Perouse Ride in the New LRV, an R Class Tram and a Vintage Bus and visit THE SYDNEY TRAMWAY MUSEUM. The Picnic Train is committed to bringing a little bit of an escape back to 2020. [6], Following the arrival of the 42, 43 and 44 class diesel locomotives in the 1950s, these began to take over some express services, but the 38 class continued to haul many passenger and freight trains. Auscision NSWGR 46 Class - 4632 - Candy with Red Roof - suit Austrains . All were superheated from the outset. The first ten were built by the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, the remaining 65 by Clyde Engineering.

The increased range of the class was trialled early on, with through trips from Sydney to Albury, a distance of some 400 miles, without changing the locomotive.

Ending Tuesday at 20:13 AEDST 23h 59m. Following electrification of the Main Western line to Lithgow in 1957, some 36 class locomotives were based at Lithgow, Bathurst and Parkes, and with the introduction of diesel locomotives, were relegated to freight trains although they did continue to haul the Central West Express west of Lithgow until at least 1963.

All engines were given new four-figure numbers, the first two digits indicating the class and the second two, the engine number, arranged in chronological order of commencement of service.

First off the mark was a weekend of Kiama Picnic Trains on 24 & 25 October hauled by our legendary Baldwin steam locomotive, 5917. Many of the old southern drivers claimed the 36 class were faster than the crack 38 class which arrived in later years, and were reputed to have reached speeds of over 160 kilometres per hour (99 mph).[2]. In the first 36 years of its existence, the NSW Railways introduced 42 separate classes of locomotives.


These locomotives were non-streamlined to improve maintenance. Sydney Trains – infrastructure operator, maintainer, and operator of suburban train services, and NSW TrainLink – operator of regional and intercity train service Since 2003, the NSW interstate, Sydney metropolitan freight, Hunter Valley coal , and country branch …

We have set out some guidelines in conjunction with NSW Health enabling us to run tours during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) period.

Since then, we have run vertically every weekend with sold-out trains. We have set out some guidelines in conjunction with NSW Health enabling us to run tours during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) period. [5][7], In August 1970, 3801 hauled the Western Endeavour to Perth following the completion of the standard gauge Trans-Australian Railway with 3813 assisting as far as Port Pirie. Other conditions may be implemented and some relaxed on the day depending on current COVID-19 restrictions.