The Fearsome 46's - all things 46 class electric loco

 
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I've been meaning to create a thread dedicated to the 46 class along the lines of the U-boat thread. In many ways the 46's and U-boats go hand-in-hand. Both were built at (more or less) the same time as a result of the electrification of the western line over the Blue mountains, both served interurban passenger trains, both were finally retired in 1994 - 1996.

Personally i don't have too many memories of the 46's, apart from one or two stand out ones considering the fact I was still very young when the last of them were withdrawn in January 1996. However some of those memories included seeing them at Lidcombe, particularly at night, heading in the direction of the city from Auburn on the main up through Lidcombe station with a long trail of goods/freight, etc, the locos typically looking dirty in the old tuscan livery with yellow whiskers or candy scheme. The other memory which sticks in my mind was heading back west from the city at around 5:30 - 6pm when it was already pitch black. On this occasion I was in the front power car (Comeng) on an S-set which was a limited stops suburban (redfern, burwood, strathfield, lidcombe, etc) and our train, which seemed to be going faster than usual on this occasion parallel raced a pair of 46's (light engine movement) from Redfern to Burwood. I remember them emerging from the darkness and overtaking our train somewhere around Newtown then our train overtook the 46's in return. The same exchange happened once more as both trains went through Stanmore to Lewisham and then the 46's passed us by one more time around Ashfield and they were long gone by the time my train pulled in to stop at Burwood and the stations that followed. At the time I didn't actually know the difference between a Diesel or an Electric locomotive and simply saw them as "locomotives". I could tell though that they were 46's by the distinctive round portal windows which were lit up by the lights inside as well as the lit up headlight in the centre which was like a bright, white nose. Granted this was either in 1994 or 1995 and back then the S-sets still had the old beclawat windows which allowed you to open things up more and you got the rush of wind and could hear the screaming of the motors from the 46's and the S-set and see the pantographs sparking madly on occasion illuminating the surrounding parts of the trains in the dark night sky.

With that all said below I'll list each 46 class member and accompanying information similar to the U-boat thread. I'll update the list from time to time and will also post any photos and videos found of interest in following posts.

For now I'll start with a few of the survivors and when I have time, I will make updates to the thread, with more entries and links to photos/videos of interest.

Hopefully with the successful return of vintage electric rides with the F1 set, somewhere further down the tracks we may one day see 46 class hauled tours as well.

Most of the information below as far as entry in to service and withdrawls was taken from the Railpage website:- https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/46-class

Most of the scrapping information was from information posted by "alcogoodwin" https://www.flickr.com/photos/14564368@N02, namely on his website http://alcophile.tripod.com/46class.htm

Some additional information was also taken from the SETS website:- http://www.sets.org.au/fleet/index.php?id=4615

Some further information was also acquired via a report written on the status of the 46 class in the May 1993 Railway Digest

Credit goes to all respective parties, individuals and sources for this interesting and useful information.

For those who want more in-depth information on the 46 class can visit wikipedia or the SETS website, which have things very well covered.

I'm not sure if this thread and the U-boat thread is best suited to this forum or the rail preservation forums...but I suppose it could be moved there if that is the case. Hope you enjoy the thread and if there is any interesting feedback/links/info feel free to contribute! Smile

Other threads of interest:-

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11385189.htm u boat thread

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11398789.htm 86 class thread

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2099711.htm v sets thread

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Detailed 46 class listing (to be updated over time) Last Updated: 31 January 2019


4601

Status: Restored (static) but Not Operational
Livery: Tuscan with yellow whiskers
Headlight: Single (original)
Owner: Transport Heritage NSW
Custodian: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Stored/Location: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Entered Service: 26 June 1956 (delivered 15 May 1956, demonstration run 25 June 1956)
Withdrawn: 17 May 1994

Notes: 4601 was the first of 40 members of the 46 class fleet to arrive on Australian shores aboard the Vessel Chilka from Great Britain on 15 May 1956. On 25 June 1956, 4601 was launched in a ceremony at Sydney Terminal and officially handed over to the Commissioner for Railways. As part of the event a steam locomotive was on display on the adjoining platform, to symbolize the start of the transition of steam to electric motive power for Blue Mountains services. 4601 hauled a demonstration run from Sydney to Penrith (limit of electrification at the time) conveying invited guests and officials. A reported maximum speed of 68 mph (others say 70) was reached near Doonside. State records NSW claim that 4601 was ready for service a day later - 26 June 1956.

On 7 July 1956, as the railway's newest locomotive, 4601 hauled an 86 mile "Old and New" tour of Sydney's suburbs towing 4 60 year old "Pullman type" railway carriages. The tour carried 223 members of the Railways Historical Society.

On 23 January 1960 to mark the first day of electric trains to Gosford, a model of 4601 was displayed on one of the floats during celebrations to promote/represent the (then) still very new electric locomotives. The 46 class were for many years since their introduction the most powerful locomotives in Australia and their power would prove to be of great use for hauling freight and speeding up long distance passenger services between Sydney and Gosford over the challenging grades in the Hawkesbury area, particularly Cowan Bank.

History was made on 23 February 1970 when 4601 lead the inaugural run of the Indian Pacific from Sydney Terminal. This inaugural run was to become the first direct train to cross the Australian continent, made possible by the completion of the east-west standard gauge projects a few months prior. This event was not only a celebration for the launch of what would become a well known Australian train journey, but also a celebration of the completion of an unbroken rail link between 2 major cities on either side of the country. A formal dinner of 500 VIP guests was held at Wentworth Hotel in Sydney at which the Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck officially declared the Sydney-Perth standard-gauge passenger service open. On this very first run the Indian Pacific ran as 2 trains for some fair while before eventual amalgamation at Port Pirie. 4601 was given the honours, complete with inaugural headboard, of leading the first "official" the Indian Pacific (with 4602 assisting), departing at 10:50pm. 4603 and 4604 hauled the second train, departing at 11pm. (Post by Electra 16 Aug 2006 with detailed breakdown of cars hauled, etc - https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p589826.htm). A break down of the cars hauled in both halves of the Indian Pacific show that the first half hauled by 4601/4602 mostly consisted of the first-class cars carrying VIP guests as well as the Governor-General who travelled on the SSA-class special service car. The second half hauled by 4603/4604 mostly consisted of the economy cars and carried railway executives and press representatives. It was a common sight up until the introduction of the 86 class electrics in the mid 1980's to see a pair of 46 class haul the Indian Pacific to and from Sydney Terminal and Lithgow, the limit of electrification at which point there would be switch over to a pair of diesel locomotives.

Saturday, 23 June 1979 was the official opening of the new Eastern Suburbs Railway line through to Bondi Junction by the NSW Premier Neville Wran. This was a largely attended event with ceremony commencing at 10:30am on the concourse of Martin Place station with 1000 invited guests, among then various officials such as the Transport Minister and Chief Commissioner of the PTC. Opening proceedings commenced when electric locomotive 4601 proceeded to the Martin Place turnback siding where it remained in case of emergency until 5:20pm. This was followed by the official passenger carrying trains.

On 26 March 1994, 4601 hauled a NSW Rail Transport Museum tour (as far as the limit of electrification to Lithgow) to Charbon Colliery, located near Kandos on the Mudgee/Gwabegar railway line.

4601 was withdrawn from service on 17 May 1994 and stripped of various components to be used as a source of spares for other members of the 46 class which continued to run until the last day of 46 class workings on 17 January 1996.

Following the 1994 establishment of the Blue Mountains division of the Rail Transport Museum (RTM - now Transport Heritage NSW) in conjunction with the establishment of the former Valley Heights Locomotive depot as a heritage museum, 4601 was purchased by the RTM from FreightCorp in 1998 for preservation at the newly established Museum at Valley Heights and was delivered there by rail in mid/late 1998. Restoration works on the locomotive for display were completed in 2015. Some technical restoration of the locomotive has also been carried out from a source of spare parts at the Museum, along with work to develop a driving simulator to interface with the 46 class cab controls.

Loco information on Valley Heights website:- http://infobluemountains.net.au/locodepot/exhibits-large-4601.shtml


4602

Status: Not Restored and Not Operational
Livery: Tuscan with yellow whiskers
Headlight: Double (updated)
Onwer/Custodian: Dorrigo Steam and Railway Museum
Stored/Location: Dorrigo
Entered Service: 14 July 1956
Withdrawn: 28 February 1994

Notes: 4602 was the second 46 class unit delivered and entered service on 14 July 1956. On 6 October 1959, 4602 became the first electric locomotive to run under it's own power in the newly electrified Darling Harbour Goods Yard.

4602 assisted 4601 in leading the inaugural run of the Indian Pacific out of Sydney Terminal for the first stretch of it's journey to Lithgow on 23 February 1970. This was a significant event not only to celebrate the first run of the Indian Pacific but also the formal opening of the newly completed standard gauge track between Sydney and Perth.

4602 was withdrawn from service on 28 February 1994 and subsequently purchased by the Dorrigo Steam and Railway Museum in 1998 from FreightCorp for preservation and moved to the museum at Dorrigo.



4615

Status: Planned Re-activation in 2019
Livery: Candy (as at Apr 2 1993), Blue and Yellow, Tuscan with yellow whiskers (2004 by SETS)
Headlight: Double (updated)
Owner/Custodian: Sydney Electric Train Society (SETS)
Stored/Location: Pacific National Maintenance Center, Lithgow
Entered Service: 21 January 1957
Withdrawn: 17 January 1996

Notes: 4615 was completed on 22 September 1956, landed in Sydney with sister locomotive 4614 aboard the Jason on 15 November 1956 and entered service on 21 January 1957.

4615 was among the last 46's to be withdrawn from service on 17 January 1996, just 4 days shy of exactly 39 years of service. Following withdrawal, with FreightCorp planning to dispose of the retired 46 class fleet in 1998, they gave first opportunity to heritage groups to purchase a 46 class unit for preservation. Due to it's excellent electrical and mechanical condition as well as a late equipment change, 4615 was identified a stand out unit and purchased by SETS for preservation on 20 April 1998.

SETS ran 4615 on the old industrial Sandown line off Rosehill on 20 December 2002 making it the last electric working on this line before the overhead wiring was de-activated and removed soon after.

4615 hauled a number of SETS tours from late 2002 to 2005 with the last being on 28 May 2005, this being (so far) the last time 4615 (or any other 46 class unit) has run under it's own power.

4615 was moved from storage at the Hornsby Maintenance Center along with SETS electric loco 8606 and interurban U set power cars CF5003 and CF5021 to the Junee Roundhouse Railway Museum in mid 2009 for long term display.

On 16-17 June 2018 4615, 8606, CF5003 and CF5021 were hauled by Pacific National locomotive 8230 from Junee to Lithgow via Cootamundra after an overnight stay at Parkes.

4615 has since been moved into the Pacific National Lithgow Locomotive Workshops with plans to return the locomotive to service for heritage tours in 2019.



4620

Status: Scrapped
Livery: Tuscan with yellow whiskers
Headlight: Single (original)
Entered Service: 27 March 1957
Withdrawn: 18 January 1977 (Granville accident)
Scrapped: November 1979 (likely)

Notes: 4620's first derailment occurred on 16 July 1965 while hauling a 44-unit goods train loaded with cement. An issue or failure with the brakes led to the loss of control of the locomotive just out of Katoomba and the train gathered speed down the mountains reaching speeds of around 160kmh before ultimately derailing at Wentworth Falls. The crew survived the accident but the train as a whole ended up as a pile of twisted and torn steel with 4620 lying on it's side only a very short distance and well within view from the Wentworth Falls railway platform. The damaged locomotive was repaired/rebuilt and returned to service.

22 August 1970 saw the commencement of a historic journey known as the "Western Endeavour". This was the first steam train to ride across the Australian Continent East-to-West from Sydney to Perth over the same standard gauge line which saw the inaugural run of the Indian Pacific on 23 February 1970. Heritage Steam Locomotives 3801 and 3813 double-headed this trip consisting of 13 cars and electric 4620 was attached at Penrith to assist the train up the steep gradients of the Blue Mountains to Katoomba, where the Western Endeavour then continued the rest of it's way.

On January 18, 1977 while working a 6:09am Mt. Victoria to Sydney Terminal service, 4620 derailed on the main up on it's approach around the curve and towards the Bold St Bridge at Granville. The loco left the rails, smashed through the bridge supports and ended up on it's side and the bridge collapsed a short time after resulting in the deaths of 83 people and over 200 injured. In papers released in the days that followed the disaster, comments from a spokesman from the PTC and the secretary of the NSW Australian Union of Locomotive Enginemen (AULE) implied that there was no intention to write-off the loco because of it's involvement in the disaster or any supposed jinxes or hoodoos. The secretary of the NSW AULE mentioned that he expected 4620 to return to service in 3 to 4 months. This was backed by the President of the NSW AULE who also added that he was prepared to drive the loco if it did return to service. Reports also claim that following the disaster the entire 46 class electric loco fleet was examined and subsequently returned to service as they were found to be safe. 4620 was taken to Chullora for examinations and investigations and remained there with, ultimately, the decision being made not to repair the locomotive and it was subsequently stripped of useful parts and scrapped likely in November 1979. A photo dated 09 November 1979 shows it lying on it's side (body only) with other locomotives awaiting scrapping (which included Diesel Loco 4412). 4620 was probably scrapped soon after that photo was taken.



4627

Status: Not Restored and Not Operational
Livery: Blue and Yellow (as at Apr 2 1993)
Owner/Custodian: Sydney Electric Train Society (SETS)
Stored/Location: Rothbury Riot Railway Museum, Branxton
Headlight: Double (updated)
Entered Service: 07 June 1957
Withdrawn: 17 January 1996

Notes: 4627 was completed on 15 March 1957, landed in Sydney on 09 May 1957 and entered service on 07 June 1957. At the time of entry to service, 4627 was the newest 46 class unit into service when the first official electric train was hauled to Lithgow behind 4625, which had entered service just 2 days prior (05 June 1957).

In October 1988 it was announced that the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot would close but 1 electric locomotive remained available for any bank work necessary until last week of January 1989. 4627 holds the distinction as the last locomotive to perform banking duties for last train to be banked from Valley Heights to Katoomba.

4627 was withdrawn on the last day of service for the 46 class on 17 January 1996. With FreightCorp planning to dispose of the retired 46 class fleet in 1998, they gave first opportunity for heritage groups to have a chance to purchase a 46 class unit for preservation. The Hunter Valley Railway Trust at North Rothbury purchased 4627 in 1998 and the locomotive was then hauled to North Rothbury via Hunter Valley Line / Branxton in July 1998 and has remained there in storage since.

Following the sale (or scrapping) of a number of rollingstock items at North Rothbury as a means to clearing part of the site, SETS purchased Interurban U set power car CF5001 in April 2013 to save it from scrap. During the same time, they decided to purchase 4627 to also save it from potentially being scrapped.


4638

Status: Not Operational
Livery: Candy (as at Apr 2 1993), Original livery (1996)
Headlight: Double (updated)
Owner/Custodian: Transport Heritage NSW
Stored/Location: Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot
Entered Service: 14 November 1958
Withdrawn: 16 January 1996

Notes: 4638 entered service on 14 November 1958, the third last unit to do so. 4639 and 4640 entered service in December 1958 bringing all 40 members of the class into service. From 4601's entry into service on 26 June 1956 by 30 June 1957, 27/40 members of the class were in service, however, it took another 1.5 years for the last 12 to enter service. This was largely due to a surplus of electric motive power due to the fact that electrification to Wallerawang did not eventuate and as such, the entry into service of newer units grew progressively slower.

On 26 October 1969 the NSW Rail Transport Museum ran a triple headed non-streamlined 38 class steam locomotive tour to Wyong - this seen largely as the last chance to do so before these locomotives were retired as steam locomotive use in NSW was winding down. On this occasion Steam locomotive 3822 hauled the tour from Sydney to Gosford then 3822/3820/3827 formed the triple header to Wyong. After turning the train at Wyong it was hauled from Wyong to Gosford by 3820/3827 and then by 3822 from Gosford back to Sydney. Electric locomotive 4638 assisted 3822 from Gosford and over the steep gradients of Cowan Bank.

Railway Digest in May 1993 notes that on 20 March 1993 bogies were removed from 4618 and placed under 4638.

4638 was withdrawn on 16 January 1996, the second last day of 46 class workings and shortly after selected as the officially retained heritage 46 class unit largely due to it being the last 46 class unit to be overhauled. 4638 was then donated by FreightCorp to the NSW Rail Transport Museum (now Transport Heritage NSW). During the first half of 1996, 4638 was restored to the original livery and re-fitted with a pair of original pantographs, replacing the one-arm Tangara pantographs it had at the very end of it's service life. The restoration was completed in time for the DELEC Open Day, which was held on 22 June 1996.

4638 ran a number tours from late 1997 to late 2001 until it ran into an operational issue during it's last tour in late 2001 and then moved for storage at the NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere. The locomotive was also used to represent 4620 for the filming of "Day of the Roses", released in 1998 to cover the events of the Granville Rail Disaster.

Due to some development at the NSW Rail Museum at Thirlmere 4638 along with various other heritage rolling stock was hauled to the Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot in 2009 for long term storage, where it continues to remain.
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4601 Media (hopefully this is not too much in one post!)

c. 1956 (i assume) brand new and ready to go
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mugzshotz/6271022756/

08 July 1956 tour train at Cronulla
http://tdu.to/a35531/4601%20%26%20tour%20train.%20Cronulla.%2008.07.56%20N%20F%20Reed.jpg
(accompanying thread from Trams Down Under - http://tdu.to/194095.msg

c. 1956 (4601 first unit in service 25 June 1956)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ablekay47/4513808992/

1960 promo with u-sets to Gosford
https://www.flickr.com/photos/94854784@N06/24233232196/

23 January 1960. Celebration of electrification of railway line to Gosford. A model was made of 4601 to represent the (then) still very new fleet of electric locomotives. The model was shown on one of the floats during the celebrations.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gostalgia/9929914905/

06 June 1964. 4601 on a railfan tour at Rockdale. Credit to Graham Ahern
http://www.grahamahern.com/electric-trains?lightbox=dataItem-ivx0ceti

10:50pm 23 February 1970 4601 and 4602 leave with first half of the Indian Pacific from Sydney Terminal. 4603/4604 followed 10 minutes later with the second half of the train which was eventually joined at Port Pirie. 4601 was the leading loco for first run of the IP. In this photo 4603/4604 can be seen on right awaiting the departure of 4601/4602.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-155332302/view

05 July 1979. 4601 and 4602 at DELEC.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/metrovick46/8089880802/

May 1980. 4601/46xx (possibly 4602?) heading west passing the Flemington Maintenance Center and the overpass over Church street and adjoining freight line through Flemington with the Indian Pacific
https://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorjbeam/7182536537/

1980? 4601/46xx with westbound Indian Pacific heading through Katoomba
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevo_310/5789417065/

c. 1980. 4601 passing under the main western line near the Flemington Maintenance Center heading towards Chullora/DELEC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/133770415@N04/38901480585/

early 1980s probably. 4601 with passenger service at Sydney Terminal at night
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GG5QwnWitFk/Uh30fpKhwQI/AAAAAAAABuI/DQVp1ziwmrk/s640/blogger-image-1219501599.jpg (accompanying website http://nswrailrambler.blogspot.com.au/2013_08_01_archive.html)

05 July 1987. 4601 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/14478829043/

04 August 1990 4601 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/14435567246/

29 October 1990 4611 with 4601 (trailing) light engine movement at Rozelle
https://www.flickr.com/photos/don5617/26442687455/in/album-72157669959376415/

c. 1992 4601 at DELEC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/navarzo21/21827712919/

15 January 1994. 4601/4610/4623 Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15475117555/

c. 1994 4601 at Lithgow Loco Depot, probably by this stage withdrawn from service
https://www.flickr.com/photos/navarzo21/27660795392/

06 November 1994. Shows withdrawn 46's including bodies only of 4618 and 4619 and 4601 which had some parts taken from it as a source of spares for the 46's which continued to run until 17 January 1996 (last day)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/daves_train_and_railroad_images/7507020838/

14 October 1995. 4601 with various other electric and diesel locomotives at Lithgow Loco Depot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15485303575/

14 October 1995, closer shot of above at Lithgow Loco Depot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15298774367/

29 May 2004. 4601 at Valley Heights Loco Depot Museum before restoration work
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53191724@N02/5664751912/

23 August 2009. 4601 undergoing early restoration
https://www.flickr.com/photos/35317829@N06/12004026814/

07 April 2013. 4601 with side resistor bank opened undergoing restoration
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/8626148541/

07 December 2013 4601 undergoing restoration work
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100781811@N05/11250300165/

19 March 2015. Facebook post by Transport Heritage NSW on completed restoration of 4601 to display condition
https://www.facebook.com/TransportHeritageNSW/photos/a.226694487534320/339640776239690/

20 June 2015 Static Restoration complete night time shot at Valley Heights
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130859893@N05/19050515935/

14 November 2015
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/23058476511/

14 November 2015 4601 at Valley Heights
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/22655126419/

14 November 2015 another shot at VH
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/22654747969/

14 November 2015 4601 being inspected
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/23047199575/

08 April 2018 4601 at Valley Heights Museum
https://www.flickr.com/photos/intervene/41311891661/


Videos

23 February 1970. A short 30 second clip showing some of the official ceremony where Sydney-Perth standard gauge passenger services were officially declared open and departure of the inaugural Indian Pacific. The IP departed as 2 trains on this occasion. 4601/4602 lead the first train. Source is gettingimages and license and further details to this clip can be seen in the link with the video.
https://www.gettyimages.com.au/license/594658827



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AQkbmqbhDk (go to 6:53 in this video showing trains at Petersham on afternoon of 12 October 1984. Shows 4601/46xx scooting past Petersham on the Main Down light engine movement)


Video footage taken in 1992 credit to Andrew Surgenor for sharing



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgYwCt2P2rs&index=3&list=PL-qdMBW-RjFTyUlRUIy9-gcXo_O32bFZA

- 25:50 shows a great scene at Wondabyne station with a triple 46 class formation leading an UP freight. Tooting it's horn and in the lead is the preserved 4601, assisted by SETS's 4627. 4607 is the 3rd loco in the combo.
- 31:28 shows a scene at misty Cowan with preserved 4638 leading a DOWN freight assisted by an unknown 46 and 4624
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When the Newcastle express got to Gosford the 46 Class cut off and the crew who brought the train up from Central took the loco over to Loco. They positioned the doorway on the 46 directly opposite that of the 38 and just stepped across the gap. They then took the 38 back, coupled up and were off. The reverse happened going south. A driver I recently shared a meal with described them as good engines but very rough riding.
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4602 photos

06 October 1959. 4602 pictured at Darling Harbour Goods Yards, the first electric locomotive to move under it's own power after the completion of electrification of the goods yard. Gettyimages
https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/goods-yard-railway-electrified-at-darling-harbour-sydney-on-news-photo/124861180

27 Jan 1968 with passenger service at Sydney Terminal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/104731826@N06/18418987823/

01 March 1968 at Sydney, 4602 with the new Tuscan livery with yellow whiskers (David Jackson photo)
http://www.david-jackson-collection.com/picture/number4365.asp

12 November 1979. 4602 with airmate pantographs at Sydney Terminal with a U-set. (Photo courtesy of Rob O'Regan at http://www.robx1.net)
http://www.robx1.net/b526_550/b539_09.jpg

22 September 1982. 4614/4602 hauling west-bound Indian Pacific west of Parramatta
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-155086413/view

c. mid 1980's. 4602/4623 with UP coal train at Glenbrook. Greg Nowland photo
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217272326903092&set=gm.2740572382635224&type=3&permPage=1&ifg=1

April 1986. 4602 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/14435564356/

25 January 1988. 4602/46xx cross an S set at Emu Plains
https://www.flickr.com/photos/68372123@N03/6327920070/

c. 1990 4602/4608/4629 round the sweeping curve just north of Berowra with freight
https://www.flickr.com/photos/highplains68/16445617320/

22 June 1991 4602/4603 at Rhodes with freight
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/15776133801/

04 November 1991 4602/4605/4607 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/daves_train_and_railroad_images/7507014778/

03 July 1993 4602/4608/4638 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15471979891/

c. 1994 4602 at Lithgow Loco Depot, probably since withdrawn from service
https://www.flickr.com/photos/navarzo21/27481863300/

22 March 1995 4602, 4624, 4605, 4603, 4623 at Lithgow Loco Depot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/don5617/22623739995/in/album-72157669959376415/

29 May 2010 4602 at Dorrigo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marhleet/20497294196/

29 December 2010 4602 at Dorrigo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56133443@N00/7028056557/

03 August 2013 4602 at Dorrigo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sashmos_pics/9441894150/

Videos

c. 1992 driving a 46 class loco. It appears that it is none other than 4602


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_nwwFauHT0
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
First time I rode the Indian Pacific it went effortlessly over the Blue Mountains to Lithgow behind a pair of 46's. I remember being impressed at the time with their performance.
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4615 photos

13 November 1956, shows 4614 being unloaded after arrival at Darling Island wharf in Sydney. Unloaded by floating crane Titan. Loco 4615 can be seen in background as well as stacks of Ultimo power house which was still generating power for sydney trams
http://tdu.to/a35557/4614%20%26%204615.%20Unloading%20by%20%27Titan%27%20crane.%20Darling%20Island.%2013.11.56.%20N%20F%20Reed.jpg
(accompany thread on Trams Down Under - http://tdu.to/226843.msg)

28 April 1964. 4615 leaving station after dropping off some ballast wagons
http://www.david-jackson-collection.com/picture/number2674.asp
http://www.david-jackson-collection.com/picture/number2675.asp

c. 1974. Shows 4615 on an up Glenlee coal train Glenfield
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steam_locos/8383345660/

c. 1979. 4615 at Rozelle
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mugzshotz/6152592005/

October 1979. 4615 heads light engine out of Sydney Terminal with interurban U-set in background
https://www.flickr.com/photos/loose_grip_99/29917670812/

15 November 1979. 4615 with a down passenger train passing through Blacktown on the way to the Blue Mountains. (Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan at http://www.robx1.net)
http://www.robx1.net/b526_550/b544_32.jpg

c. late 1970's/early 1980's. A great shot with the 2 locos picked out for heritage preservation. 4615/4638 at Parramatta with a coal train (not quite sure of exact location and whether it's on the up or down line)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorjbeam/7674533708/

c. 1983 winter Katoomba. 4615 heading up a CUB set
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s6tN9Tv-9q8/Vu4aqHT_snI/AAAAAAAADeU/i50OP_8nV8c_XrwfRkIUaBnxoBTyMaAXw/s1600/19831WS012%2B4615%2Bon%2BCUB%2Bset%2Bat%2BKatoomba%2B1983.jpg (blog website source - http://nswrailrambler.blogspot.com.au/2016_03_01_archive.html)

c. 1987 4615/46xx/46xx climbing down Cowan Bank with freight/goods
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mollyschase/5128543612/

22 February 1987. 4615 with other 46's at Lithgow Loco Depot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/14271989659/

10 May 1990. 4635, 4615, 4606 at Elston's Sidings Redfern
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/3315276271/

25 September 1990. 4615/46xx at Sulphide Junction
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/3378310473/

08 October 1990. 4622/4615 with freight/goods at Sutherland
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/6331725694/

08 October 1990. 4622/4615 at Sutherland
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/3387356262/

c. 1991 4615/46xx with 80 class diesel dead attached freight train rolls downgrade through Valley Heights
https://www.flickr.com/photos/highplains68/6308493709/

09 February 1995. 4615/46xx at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/14272033350/

20 March 1995. 4615/4616/4612/4626 at Meeks Road
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/27742370864/

c. 1997. 4615 in unpowered siding behind Lithgow Loco Depot in January 1997 - post withdrawal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamh_pix/5083010431/

17 July 2002. 4615 at State Mine Railway Lithgow (photo Stephen Cleverdon)
http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/john_cleverdon/media/locopage2/4615_Lithgow_17-7-02.jpg.html

07 December 2002. 4615 on SETS tour Wentworth Falls
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73008457@N00/14496044719/

07 December 2002 4615 passing through Wentworth Falls
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73008457@N00/14496044829/

07 December 2002. 4615 on SETS tour at Newnes Junction
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73008457@N00/14659695136/

07 December 2002 4615 on SETS tour passing through Glenbrook
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73008457@N00/14659695196/

07 December 2002 4615 on SETS tour heading through Valley Heights Railway Station
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73008457@N00/14496048178/

07 December 2002 4615 on SETS tour passing through a misty looking Leura
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73008457@N00/14679505961/

07 December 2002 4615 on SETS tour crossing diesel locos 8113-48xx-8151 at Bell
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73008457@N00/14659694926/

08 March 2003. 4615 on SETS tour passing through Cockle Creek railway station
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15262610321/

May 2003. 4615 at Campsie
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mugzshotz/6154979006/

14 June 2003. 4615 on SETS tour passing through East Richmond
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73008457@N00/14496059169/

16 July 2004. 4615 on SETS tour stationd at Sydney Terminal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertstrains/5767204713/

06 November 2004. 4615 at Gosford
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gostalgia/6995111050/

Photos of the last ever tour by 4615 on 28 May 2005 and so far the last time a 46 has run under it's own power


30 May 2009. 4615 with 8606 and CF5003 at Hornsby Maintenance Center
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/3585154114/

30 May 2009. 4403, 4807 move SETS electric 8606, 4615, CF5003, CF5021 through Picton onto Junee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/3585164622/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/3585158572/

30 January 2010. 4615 with 4403 on display at Junee Roundhouse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/4324575111/

09 March 2014. 4615 at Junee Roundhouse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vrfan/14333711606/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vrfan/14170247830/

2011. 4615 at Junee Roundhouse. A very interesting claim with this photograph made that 4615 passed through Granville station just minutes before 4620 and the resulting tragedy. One for the history buffs to confirm or deny. I wonder what some of the last services passing through that line before the tragedy were, other 46's? u sets?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/flacko_man/6027885598/

22 March 2018. Photo of 8606 and 4615 inside the Junee Roundhouse Museum a few months before their move to Lithgow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/henrysrailwaygallery/39234331150/

15 June 2018. Photo by Robert Astley shows 8606 and 4615 being moved out of the Junee Roundhouse Museum to their journey to Lithgow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53191724@N02/41014769060/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/53191724@N02/28951967318/

16 June 2018. SETS rolling stock awaiting their pick up for the long journey from Junee to Lithgow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gunzel412/41105803960/

16 June 2018. SETS transfer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/101909152@N02/27966328887/

17 June 2018. SETS transfer of rolling stock
https://www.flickr.com/photos/93187349@N07/42291136665/




Videos

4615 Dec 20 2002 last electric loco to run on Sandown branch before removal of catenary following day


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EbWGE7JrWQ

4615 Cab Ride in 2003. SETS tour to Port Kembla and Richmond. Footage between Loftus and Otford.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIFQrgBEvTs&t=72s

CF5003, CF5021, 4615 and 8606 pushed through Yass Junction Station by 4403 on their way to Junee in 2009


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8znNImLR4aA
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Great article and excellent photos

Thank you for sharing
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
A splendid set of writing and pictures from someone who obviously knows his stuff. I don't know if it has already been done, but you have material there which would make a very good book.

P.S. I like the play on words of "SydneyCider".
  MetroFemme Chief Train Controller

This thread is so well written and a joy to read.

Thanks to those who have made it possible and I noticed the news article leading to,the thread. Wonderful.
  SydneyCider Chief Train Controller

Thank you all for the compliments. I'm glad you enjoy this thread. I've tried to order the photos by the date they were taken which better shows various points in the service life (and post service life) of each loco. That being said, all the thanks goes to the people who have taken the time to share all these wonderful photos, videos and wealth of information. I am happy that I created this thread so it becomes a "one stop shop" to access this information!

4627 photos

05 Jan 1972. 4627 at DELEC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/104731826@N06/18853471649/

c. 1985. 4627/4614/46xx at Sulphide Junction with freight/goods
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15242702176/

c. 1988. 4627/4609/4628 at Haberfield
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mugzshotz/8022602087/

19 July 1990. 4627/46xx/46xx round the curve at Campsie's Wairoa St underbridge with freight bound for Rozelle Yard
https://www.flickr.com/photos/highplains68/6343909626/

19 July 1990. This is a great shot. 4627/46xx/46xx roll past Mungo Scott's mill on goods line to Rozelle. (follow up to previous photo). This now has become the Dulwich hill light rail line.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/highplains68/13466333735/

c. late 1992. 4627 at Chullora workshops
https://www.flickr.com/photos/navarzo21/15529666182/

c. 1993. 4604/4627 at DELEC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/navarzo21/27585559982/

09 April 1993. 4627 with other 46's and 86's at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/14478764313/

10 November 1993. 4636/4627 empty coal train on up at Waterfall (4636 was subsequently withdrawn from service in February 1994 and scrapped in December 1994)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/clp422/5986745515/

29 October 2011. 4627 at Rothbury
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wazonthehill/6290845215/

09 February 2015. 4627 at Rothbury
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100781811@N05/15867434994/

09 February 2015 4627 at Rothbury
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100781811@N05/16463982666/in/photolist-C49iMm-qb9KBq-r5Sds7

19 December 2015. 4627 at Rothbury
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124413665@N03/23664413850/


Videos

10 July 1998. Diesel loco 4856 is attached to 4627 at Branxton for it's delivery to Rothbury (skip to 1:50)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsrwu4TM43s&t=10s

10 July 1998. Diesel 4856 pushing electric 4627 at Branxton onto branch line into Rothbury rail museum


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbQM8u5rJao&t=57s

10 July 1998. One last video of electric 4627 at Branxton station. For those curious, according to the wikipedia entry on the 48 class, 4856 has since been scrapped


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DPLWtH14NY&t=72s

A recent video by Aiden Teszke of Railpage showing collection at Rothbury (big thanks to him for this!)
https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11385086.htm (from 5:20 in the video you see footage of 4627 - inside and outside)
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

During the 1950s and 60s the 46 class ran with only the rear panto raised. Later they were running with both raised. Can someone explain the reasons for the differences pantograph use?
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
During the 1950s and 60s the 46 class ran with only the rear panto raised. Later they were running with both raised. Can someone explain the reasons for the differences pantograph use?
neillfarmer
Hi Neill, electric loco instructions including 46 class available from SETS http://www.sets.org.au/docs/

P.31 of the 46 class doc states;
ITEM 8. PANTOGRAPHS AND PANTOGRAPH CONTROL. The Pantograph provides the means of connecting the overhead line voltage or disconnecting it from the locomotive. Raising or lowering of pantographs must never be done whilst any current is being drawn. Current is being drawn when either the throttle is open or any of the four auxiliary high tension machines are running. During light engine running the rear pantograph only is to be employed. During all train working both pantographs are to be employed. If only one pantograph is employed in train working all of the machines may be adequately fed, but severe sparking would take place if the current draw was heavy. However, between Westmead and points East thereof where two or more locomotives are attached, only one pantograph is to be employed on each locomotive. This exception is due to the lighter nature of the overhead wire. A yellow symbol with a black centre means stop and ascertain that the route intended is wired. A Red Stop Board means stop and lower and isolate all pantographs if the 46 class locomotive is required to be hauled beyond that point. Failure to observe these simple rules will cause serious damage to the pantographs. Pantograph Raising and lowering reactions are to be visually inspected by the fireman-observer, with report to the driver.
  steve_w_1990 Junior Train Controller

Location: Trying to fix something on the PTA Network
Does anyone know when 4604 was painted in its Austerity Livery?
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
4635 withdrawn from service FEB 1991, hauled to GEC Alstom at Rocklea QLD SEPT 1991 for its bogies to be overhauled. Arrived back Lithgow 1993.
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Thanks Petan. Incidently they were nicknamed 'Beatles'.
Is that still in use?
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
The electrification was 'completed' to Katoomba for traction use I think in early 1957 and until the line was activated further west, the 46's were used as 'Pilots' from Valley Heights to Katoomba.
We must have gone to Sydney for some reason because I well remember the 46 class being attached at Valley Height on the return trip and you could feel the difference in its power compared to the steam engine as the 46 class, seemingly without any effort, lifted the load.
Where I lived in Katoomba I could see Leura Platform and it was easy to see how faster the 46class was from a standing start compared to a steam engine.
A few years later I was a 'Porter/Shunter' at Katoomba and found that the 46 class was not a good engine to shunt with on its own.
It moved off too quickly and trying to attach it to a 4 wheeled wagon with hooks and buffers of any sort was very difficult.
Once those type of wagons were finally withdrawn, this problem disappeared with bogie vehicles and auto couplings.

Hook couplings were still in use on the Mails and older passenger sets right up until they were cancelled altogether.

Several times a year you would hear through the 'grapevine' that a 46 class had left its Passenger cars behind due to the link coupling 'bunching up'...........
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Thanks Petan. Incidently they were nicknamed 'Beatles'.
Is that still in use?
neillfarmer
Don't know about nicknames Neill. There is another NSWGR document around similar to what I posted but it also lists the number of pantos either for one or two or three locos through the mountains and to Gosford. I thought I had it but a search here was without success,

Cheers
Peter Cokley
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Gosford ritual, crew transferring from 46 to 60 on a Down goods.

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/grahamh/24173593/in/album/467975
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Unknown 46 and its predecessor 7100 at DELEC in April 1973.

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/grahamh/24204415/in/album/468821
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
During the 1950s and 60s the 46 class ran with only the rear panto raised. Later they were running with both raised. Can someone explain the reasons for the differences pantograph use?
Hi Neill, electric loco instructions including 46 class available from SETS http://www.sets.org.au/docs/

P.31 of the 46 class doc states;
ITEM 8. PANTOGRAPHS AND PANTOGRAPH CONTROL. The Pantograph provides the means of connecting the overhead line voltage or disconnecting it from the locomotive. Raising or lowering of pantographs must never be done whilst any current is being drawn. Current is being drawn when either the throttle is open or any of the four auxiliary high tension machines are running. During light engine running the rear pantograph only is to be employed. During all train working both pantographs are to be employed. If only one pantograph is employed in train working all of the machines may be adequately fed, but severe sparking would take place if the current draw was heavy. However, between Westmead and points East thereof where two or more locomotives are attached, only one pantograph is to be employed on each locomotive. This exception is due to the lighter nature of the overhead wire. A yellow symbol with a black centre means stop and ascertain that the route intended is wired. A Red Stop Board means stop and lower and isolate all pantographs if the 46 class locomotive is required to be hauled beyond that point. Failure to observe these simple rules will cause serious damage to the pantographs. Pantograph Raising and lowering reactions are to be visually inspected by the fireman-observer, with report to the driver.
petan
Thanks Petan,
This informative, but what did one or two pano's actually do for the loco?

Did each pano feed only the bogie below it?

Why under Light engine movement they would only use one pano?

Why if one loco is running single pano, they all must be?
  SydneyCider Chief Train Controller

4638 photos

26 October 1969. While there is no photo of the locomotive, 4638 is said to have assisted 3822 on a NSWRTM tour back to Sydney from Gosford, namely, assisting 3822 to Cowan over the steep gradients. This was a specially organised triple 38 non-streamlined loco tour to Wyong.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/highlandrob306/14611706413/in/album-72157645410018085/

On Ebay, this shot taken on 29 August 1971 shows 4638 hauling the DOWN Newcastle Flyer as it is about to pass through Rhodes
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1971-LOCO-4638-NEWCASTLE-FLYER-Train-Photo-Sydney-Railway-NSWGR-POSTAGEDISCOUNT-/112305120918


27 November 1972. 4638 between Homebush and Flemington with down freight/goods (milk train) approaching Bridge Road underpass. Being quite familiar with some of these areas I can say the 2 houses you see in the background with the gables are 37 and 38 Loftus Crescent
https://www.flickr.com/photos/metrovick46/8594189889/

15 November 1979. 4638 with an Up Passenger between Clyde and Auburn, taken from the (now demolished) Clyburn platform which was located between the suburban up and down lines. (Photo courtesy of Rob O'Regan at http://www.robx1.net)
http://www.robx1.net/b526_550/b546_23.jpg

late 1970s (probably) 4638 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/29885403962/

11 November 1988. 4638/46xx at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/14435476156/

22 December 1988. 4605/4638 with Down Empty Coal train at Springwood
https://www.flickr.com/photos/68372123@N03/6279228041/

c. 1992 4638/46xx/46xx at Chullora Junction.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/navarzo21/26426685529/

c. 1992/93 4638 at DELEC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/navarzo21/16277123627/

25 September 1993 at 2:40pm. 4638 at Otford with Up Nowra Freight (David Jackson photos)
http://www.david-jackson-collection.com/picture/number5818.asp

30 December 1995. Last few weeks of 46 class service with 4638/4621/4626 at Cockle Creek
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15079005340/

22 June 1996. Picked out for heritage preservation post Jan 1996 retirement and beautifully restored to original livery. 4638 with preserved diesel loco 4520 at DELEC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/14478740353/

22 June 1996. 4638 and diesel 4806 at DELEC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/don5617/23520758472/in/album-72157669959376415/

January 1997. 4638 at Lithgow Loco Depot with Diesels 8156 and 8026
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamh_pix/5083008247/

January 1997. 4638 with 8023 at Lithgow loco depot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamh_pix/5083601436/

30 November 1997. 4638 on tour at Booragul
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15757246329/

30 November 1997. 4638 on tour passing through Cockle Creek (same spot as the 30 Dec 1995 shot taken in last days of 46 class services)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15242696536/

30 November 1997. 4638 Cockle Creek tour passing through station
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15079154197/

30 November 1997. 4638 on tour passing through Hawkesbury River station
https://www.flickr.com/photos/daves_train_and_railroad_images/7507022616/

10 June 1998. 4638 at Medlow Bath station during filming of "Day of the Roses"
https://www.flickr.com/photos/highplains68/8370250556/

10 June 1998. 4638 Day of Roses filming
https://www.flickr.com/photos/highplains68/8370254594/

25 July 1998. 4638 on tour through Lavender Bay
https://www.flickr.com/photos/catchpoints412/7546727090/

25 July 1998. 4638 on tour through Sydney Harbour Bridge approaching Milson's Point Station
https://www.flickr.com/photos/catchpoints412/7546727572/

27 November 1999. Yet another shot of 4638 on a tour once again through Cockle Creek
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15079123337/

27 November 1999. 4638 on tour through Teralba
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43494843@N00/15917467086/

02 December 2000. 4638 on tour through South Coast line
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gm4201/6293153635/

28 September 2001. Preserved Diesel Locos 4490/4306 with 4638 in tow (dead attached it seems) Glenfield
https://www.flickr.com/photos/37494672@N06/5886798897/

20 December 2012. View inside 4638
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/8316605727/

27 December 2012. 4638 was moved from Thirlmere to Broadmeadow in mid 2009. Here is a shot of it at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/8315050433/

27 December 2012. 4638 internal cab control in No 2 end at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/8315829394/

27 December 2012. 4638 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/8292664587/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/8571023192/

20 December 2014. 4638 stored at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/16073036031/

07 February 2015. View under 4638 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/16503699041/

07 February 2015. View under 4638
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/16505434185/

27 June 2015. Internal view of 4638 high voltage compartment
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/18599370324/

27 June 2015. Another view of 4638 HVC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/18599280584/

15 August 2015. External view of 4638 at Broadmeadow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/20595293492/



Videos

November 1987. From the start of this video you see 4638/46xx fly through the Hornsby area with a freight/goods train


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-rH-2Kj_PI

1998 trailer of Day of Roses showing glimpses of 4638 as 4620


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rxP5wrnOV0

another trailer from portions of the movie, namely from 7:00 on wards you see 4638 briefly hauling passenger train through blue mountains


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcJdCYJxA4o

11 December 1998. NSW RTM organised trip over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Lavender Bay


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3eUHxCmu4A&t=1s

taken April 2009. Transfer of 4638 and other Thirlmere heritage rolling stock to Broadmeadow. Movement occurred on ANZAC Day - also includes diesel 4102 and steam 3203. Hauled by vintage Diesels B61 and B65


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMZvMkAVgfo

April 25, 2009. Video of RTM rolling stock including 4638 at Chullora yard as it ran from Thirlmere to be transferred to Broadmeadow


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EShChwxxQ6Q
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
OK, I'll take the bait.
See the photo called "Beetle by the Bay" . . . why is the 46 coupled to a water gin?
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
OK, I'll take the bait.
See your photo called "Beetle by the Bay" . . . why is the 46 coupled to a water gin?
Valvegear
I'm guessing there is a steamer somewhere hiding
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I'm guessing there is a steamer somewhere hiding
"RTT_Rules"
I think that's self evident; I was rather hoping for a bit of detail.

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