The other 526

Started by smitho, July 02, 2013, 11:54:59 PM

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Besides ACTION's 526, I'm very familiar with another 526 - locomotive 526, "Duchess of Gloucester", a light Pacific class streamlined steam engine which I used to ride behind in the dying days of South Australian broad gauge steam traction.

526 is no more, but in more recent years, sister locomotive 520, "Sir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey", has been restored to operating condition.

It was styled on the lines of the famous Pennsylvania Railroad's T1 class steam locomotives and was one of a batch of steamliners built by the South Australian Railways (numbered 520 to 531) during the War (early 1940s).

For a photo of 526 in its latter days, see:-