I'm a brand new member, and if I may, would like to quickly ask a question that has been plaguing me for years. I do hope that I have posted this in the appropriate forum.
Many years ago my Grandmother gave me a headlight off a NSWGR steam Loco as a birthday present, I believe it was purchased from the Richmond Vale Railway Museum in the late 80's or early 90s.
It has a serial number stamped on the front ring which reads 5771. It is of a design which first appeared sometime around the turn of the century and was on most loco's from 30T, 34 thru to possibly 57 and 58 classes. It is all Black with no Pin-striping (can put up a photo if need be).
So I was wondering if anyone would have any clues as to what class of loco it may be off? I thought the obvious, that it may have been from a 57 class, however there were not 71 in the class. Of course there is the possibility that it may have been on a few loco's as well.
Your help would be much appreciated, thankyou,