The 17 class was a class of steam locomotive built by the Vulcan Foundry for the New South Wales Government Railways of Australia.


Ordered from the Vulcan Foundry 12 were placed in service in 1887. They had the 4-4-0 wheel arrangement that most locomotives had at the time. Shortly after delivery the class leader was tested against the Baldwin Locomotive Works built L304 class to see which one could make a faster and better run across the Blue Mountains to Eskbank,with the Baldwin locomotive judged superior. They were also intended to haul passenger service on the steeply graded Sydney to Newcastle and Kiama lines. They proved unpopular with both locomotive crews because of rough riding and track maintenance staff because of their high axle load and were displaced from mainline working and relegated to branch line work following the arrival of the P6 class. In 1905/06, new boilers with Belpaire fireboxes were fitted, the smokeboxes shortened and the cylinder diameter reduced. In 1924 the class was renumbered becoming the Z17 class. As they became due for reboilering they began to be withdrawn from January 1934 with only four in service by 1948. In the early 1960s 1709 was overhauled and later resuming its pre-1924 identity of 381 to haul the Vintage Train in company with 1243 until March 1974. It was transferred to the custody of the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum and remained in use primarily on Picton - Buxton loop line services until withdrawn in the early 1980s. In 1995 it was restored to operating condition

New South Wales Rail Rollingstock
10 class,11 class,12 class,13 class,14 class,15 class,16 class,17 class,18 class,19 class,20 class,21 class,23 class,24 class,25 class,26 class,27 class,28 class,29 class,30 class,(3112)30T class,32 class ,(3237)(3265)34 class,35 class ,(3526)36 class,(3642)38 class,(3801)(3820)(3830)D50 class,D53 class,D55 class,D57 class,D58 class,D59 class,(5917)AD60 class,

SMR 10 class, ROD 2-8-0

40 class,41 class, 42 class,421 class, 422 class,43 class, 44 class,442 class, 45 class,47 class, 48 class,49 class, 70 class,71 class, 72 class,73 class, 79 class,80 class, 81 class,82 class, 90 class,PL class, XPT, X100 class tractor, X200 class tractor,

71 class, 46 class, 85 class, 86 class,

U Set, L,R&S Sets, K set, C set, V set, T set (Tangara), M set (Millennium), H set (OSCAR), A set (Waratah), Next Generation Intercity Set

CPH railmotor (Tin Hare), Creamy Kate and Trailer, Silver City Comet, 400/500 class, 600/700 class,, 620/720 class, 660/760 class, 900/800 class (DEB), 1100 class (Budd), 1200 class (Tulloch), Xplorer, Endeavour, Hunter,

End platform, S type, N type, HUB, RUB, Stainless steel carriage stock

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