Tasmanian Transport Museum - Railway Exhibits

Over the years the Tasmanian Transport Museum has built up an extensive array of exhibits for its Glenorchy museum. The main details of the railway exhibits are given in the table below. Further information can be obtained by using the link in the Class/Number column. In addition to the exhibits on this list are a number of diesel buses, trolley buses, a variety of other road vehicles and many larger and smaller items.

More detailed histories of the locomotives and railcars are available in the book Locomotives of the Tasmanian Transport Museum.


Railway locomotive

Class / Number Origin Type In service Acquired Status / Notes
C22 TGR Mixed traffic, 2-6-0 steam locomotive 1902 1967 Operational
Climax ANM Climax type, B-B steam locomotive 1923 1977 Statically restored
H1 TGR Mainline goods, 4-8-2 steam locomotive 1951 1974 Statically restored
M5 TGR Mainline passenger, 4-6-2 steam locomotive 1952 1974 Operational
No. 2 (ABT) MtLM&R Co General purpose, 0-4-2T rack steam locomotive 1889 1968 Statically restored
Q5 TGR Mainline goods, 4-8-2 steam locomotive 1922 1965 Statically restored
Ruston EZ / EBR Shunting, -B- diesel-mechanical locomotive 1950 1998 Operational
Vertical Boiler   Logging tramway, 0-4-0 steam locomotive 1889 1983 Statically restored
X1 TGR General purpose, Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotive 1950 1985 Operational
Y4 TGR General purpose, Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotive 1964 1994 Operational


Railmotors & Trailers

Class / Number Origin Type In service Acquired Status / Notes
DP15 TGR Country and suburban passenger railmotor 1939 1979 Operational
DP26 TGR Articulated country passenger railmotor 1950 1979 Stored
PT4 TGR Driving railmotor trailer 1939 1979 Under restoration


Carriages

Class / Number Origin Type In service Acquired Status / Notes
A+17 TMLR Four wheel, First Class circa 1875 1979 Operational
AAL10 TGR First Class, with toilet and corridor 1930 1979 Operational
AB1 TGR Six wheel, First and Second Class compartments 1869 1975 Restored
B+21 TMLR Six wheel, Second Class circa 1885 1970 Restored
B+4 TMLR Six wheel, Second Class circa 1885 1971 Awaiting restoration
DB3 TGR Guards van, with passenger compartments 1947 1986 Operational
SP4 TGR Composite coach, with guards compartment 1934 1979 Operational


Wagons

Class / Number Origin Type In service Acquired Status / Notes
A159 TGR Low side open, 4 wheel   1977 Operational
C22 EBR Low side open, 4 wheel     Operational
C589 TGR Medium side open, 4 wheel   1979 Operational
CC262 TGR Medium side open, bogie   1989 Operational
Crane 2 TGR Travelling crane, 4 wheel   1972 Operational
E+10 TGR Covered van, 4 wheel     Restored (Body Only)
E11 EBR Covered van, 4 wheel     Operational
E195 TGR Covered van, 4 wheel   1978 Operational
E242 TGR Covered van, 4 wheel   1978 Operational
QG17 TGR Ballast hopper, 4 wheel Grover bogie   1989 On lease to West Coast Wilderness Railway
ZS 1 ANR Sand Wagon 1979 2006 Stored


Miscellaneous

Class / Number Origin Type In service Acquired Status / Notes
SHC 4 ANR Sleeper handler     Stored
Various TGR Hand powered gang vehicles     Operational
WG 52 TGR Powered gang motor     Operational
Wolseley 18/85 EBR Car fitted with rail wheels for use of officials 1947 1972 Operational


Trams

Class / Number Origin Type In service Acquired Status / Notes
13 LMT Single truck, drop end, California combination 1910 1974 Restored (Body only)
141 HMT Bogie, single deck saloon 1952 1960 Operational
46 HMT Single truck, double-deck 1922 1974 Restored (Body Only)

Abbreviations used

ANM Australian Newsprint Mills
BUT British United Traction
CCC Clarence City Council
EBR Emu Bay Railway
HMT Hobart Municipal Tramways (Merged with LMT to become MTT)
KQ Donated by Kevin Quon / Glenorchy Quarries
LFB Launceston Fire Board
LMT Launceston Municipal Tramways (later part of MTT)
MLM&R Co Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company
MTT Metropolitan Transport Trust
PWD Public Works Department
TGR Tasmanian Government Railways
TMLR Tasmanian Mainline Railway Company

All operational rail vehicles are restricted to the museums own track and are not permitted on the Tasrail system.

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