Locomotive 3801.

From Engineering Heritage New South Wales

Locomotive 3801 was constructed in 1943 to the design of the engineering staff of NSWGR and constructed in Sydney by Clyde Engineering. It introduced many innovative features and had the highest boiler pressure used on steam locomotives in Australia. The design led to the development of faster and more efficient express train operation from 1940 to 1960. During its service it operated all major express trains in NSW and holds the Sydney – Newcastle speed record for steam trains.

The marker no longer attached to the locomotive. The locomotive is based at Thirlmere Railway Museum.


EHS Laocomotive 3801 Photograph 1.JPG

Coordinates 34.2070S, 150.5690E

EHS Laocomotive 3801 Photograph 2.JPG
EHS Laocomotive 3801 Photograph 3.JPG
EHS Laocomotive 3801 Photograph 4.JPG

From: https://portal.engineersaustralia.org.au/system/files/engineering-heritage-australia/report-title/Locomotive_3801_Report.pdf

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Engineering Heritage Recognition Program

Marker Type Historic Engineering Marker (HEM)
Award Date November 1994
Prominent People Harold Young
Nomination Document Available here
Ceremony Report Available here
Interpretation Panel As photo attached
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