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NSW C30 Class 4-6-4T
New South Wales Government Railway C30 Class 4-6-4T

£499.00 each plus P&P 

In 2018 the Hornby Railway Collector Club of Australia (HRCAA) commissioned ETS to produce a batch of 50 NSWGR C30 Class tank engines to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Australian branch of the society in 2019. The models have been produced with running number 3014 and each has a HRCAA logo printed on the rear of the bunker.

In addition to this exclusive HRCAA limited edition, ETS has also produced a highly limited run of the locomotive for general sales around the rest of the world. This run is also limited to just 50 pieces in total, and each locomotive carries the running number 3019. Note also that to further differentiate this release from the Australian exclusive, these locomotives do not carry the HRCAA logo on the bunker. The loco is presented in the very smart NSWGR lined black livery.

As a key distributor of ETS products, WJVintage is pleased to have secured a very limited number of these beautiful locomotives for sale in the UK.

Available as either 3-rail (standard) or 2-rail (to special order) these locos are priced at £499.00 each plus P&P.

These are sure to become a very collectable and much sought-after model so please order quickly to secure yours. Only available whilst stocks last.

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History
The C30 Class tank locomotives were built for the New South Wales Government Railway (NSWGR) in Australia, mainly to handle the ever-increasing suburban traffic around Sydney. A first batch of 35 were produced by Beyer Peacock between 1903 and 1904. Then between 1905 and 1917 a further 60 were built by Beyer Peacock and 50 by Eveleigh Railway Workshops.

In 1928, following electrification 77 of the class were converted to 4-6-0 tender type locomotives for use on country branch lines where they replaced much older locomotives. The remaining tank engines remained on suburban duties around Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

Withdrawals began in February 1957, by July 1965 the fleet was down to 33 and by mid-1971 down to just three. The last, 3085, was withdrawn on 22 February 1973. It was the second last steam locomotive in service on the NSWGR.

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