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. Click here for book and ordering details

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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  Operational 
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  Under restoration 
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 
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 (later renamed Metro Tasmania)
PWD Public Works Department (Now Works Tasmania)
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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