The Hunslet "War Office" Type Locos


Photos in Australia


With the return of 1215 to the UK there are still four more locos in Australia which are in preservation by a mixture of societies and museums. As can be seen their condition varies somewhat, but their history as ex-WW1 locos has a lot of significance with their owners and others. While in industrial service all were disfigured with smokebox extensions and also had the cab back-plate removed.

Of the remaining 4, 3 appear to be reasonably original with mainly the correct works numbers on all components. The odd one is 1229/1240 which appears to be an amalgam largely of these two but with a sprinkling of bits from others that saw Australian service.

1215 is included here with photos of it before it started the journey back around the world.

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