NSWGR (New South Wales Government Railways) C36 Class No.3642 by Ben Nguyen

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About NSWGR (New South Wales Government Railways) C36 Class No.3642 by Ben Nguyen

History
The New South Wales Railways C36 Class was a class of two cylinder, simple, non-condensing, coal-fired superheated, 4-6-0 express passenger locomotive built by the Everleigh Railway workshops and Clyde engineering for the NSWGR in Australia from 1925. The (C)36 Class was a relatively small development from the pre-existing (C)35 Class which were introduced to the railways in 1914. The first ten were built by the Everleigh Railway Workshops, the remaining 65 by Clyde Engineering which gave it the 'C' designation. These had many benefits from the (C)35 class such as; improved Walschaerts valve gear, the first of its kind in Australia, Belpaire Boilers which became the standard for the rest of Australian Steam History along with Walschaerts valve gear.

Service Life
Many of the old southern drivers claimed that the (C)36 Class were faster than the 38 class which arrived a few years later and were rumoured to be able to reach speeds of over 160kmh (99mph).

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