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NSW AD 60 Garratt
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E.J.H
2009-06-09 09:37:25 UTC
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Can someone please tell me what the plus signs (+) denote on the buffer
beams of a NSW loco. There are two on an AD.60 Garratt which are mounted
one over the other following the loco number. A photo of D.5191 shows the
front buffer beam with the number next to the right buffer & the plus (+)
next to the left buffer as does a photo of C.3405
Ted
a_a_a
2009-06-09 10:02:32 UTC
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Can someone please tell me what the plus signs (+) denote on the buffer
beams of a NSW loco. There are two on an AD.60 Garratt which are mounted
one over the other following the loco number. A photo of D.5191 shows the
front buffer beam with the number next to the right buffer & the plus (+)
next to the left buffer as does a photo of C.3405
superheated
Neville MADDEN
2009-06-09 23:59:21 UTC
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Post by E.J.H
Can someone please tell me what the plus signs (+) denote on the buffer
beams of a NSW loco. There are two on an AD.60 Garratt which are mounted
one over the other following the loco number. A photo of D.5191 shows the
front buffer beam with the number next to the right buffer & the plus (+)
next to the left buffer as does a photo of C.3405
superheated
Errr ummmm...isn't it that they were modified for dual control for reverse
operation on branch lines where they couldn't be turned.

Neville
Casino
John Dennis
2009-06-10 01:15:32 UTC
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Can someone please tell me what the plus signs (+) denote on the buffer
beams of a NSW loco. There are two on an AD.60 Garratt which are mounted
one over the other following the loco number. A photo of D.5191 shows the
front buffer beam with the number next to the right buffer & the plus (+)
next to the left buffer as does a photo of C.3405
superheated
Errr ummmm...isn't it that they were modified for dual control for reverse
operation on branch lines where they couldn't be turned.
Neville
Casino
The "DC" on a Garratt indicated dual control, and the "++" indicated
enlarged cylinders. The single + on the buffer beam of other classes
indicated superheating.

John
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