To read more about the X and XA class, then see the table below.

UNIT NO. / NAME

DATE / EVENT

X1

  • Late 1949 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 05/08/1950 - Arrived Elizabeth St. Pier, Hobart on ship; "Orari"

  • 13/09/1950 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 26/10/1951 - Wrecked in a derailment at Danby (34ml 51chn) heading Train No. 122 with X2. Crew members Wally Williams & Albert Bax both killed

  • Mid 11/1951 - Wrecked loco recovered and taken to Launceston Workshops

  • 06/12/1955 - Rebuild at Launceston Workshops completed  & re-entered service. Repainted red and cream livery

  • 26/04/1974 - 12/08/1974 - Last major overhaul. Repainted in tiger stripe livery

  • Mid 06/1975 - Achieved 1 million miles.

  • 03/09/1980 - 03/1981 - Stored out of service. Re-instated upon withdrawal of X17

  • 15-16/10/1983 - Hauled first Tasmanian Rail Tours passenger excursion (Launceston - Hobart & return) - First passenger train on the main line since 1978

  • 01/1984 - Out of service

  • 22/04/1985 - Stored out of service - Launceston (bad cab floor & oil leaks)

  • 29/04/1985 - Withdrawn from service. (Closing mileage; 2,174,504 kms) Permanent loan to Tas. Transport Museum, Glenorchy

  • 14/10/1985 - Transferred to Tasmanian Transport Museum Society (TTMS), Glenorchy from Launceston

  • 20/10/1985 - Officially handed over by A.N. Tasrail to TTMS

  • 26/08/1987 - Written off by A.N. Tasrail

  • 04/1997 - Permanent loan converted to donation of loco to TTMS

X2

  • Late 1949 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 05/08/1950 - Arrived Elizabeth St. Pier, Hobart on ship; "Orari"

  • 13/09/1950 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 26/10/1951 - Wrecked in a derailment at Danby (34ml 51chn) heading Train No. 122 with X1

  • Mid 11/1951 - Wrecked loco recovered and taken to Launceston Workshops

  • 27/11/1956 - Rebuild at Launceston Workshops completed  & re-entered service. Repainted in TGR red livery.

  • 10/10/1980 - Failed on Kimberley bank (generator)

  • 15/10/1980 - Withdrawn from service

  • 14/08/1981 - Written off

  • 01/1984 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X3

  • Late 1949 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 19/09/1950 - Arrived Elizabeth St. Pier, Hobart on ship; "Stentor"

  • 21/12/1950 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1952? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 25/05/1955 - Repainted red and cream livery

  • 01/1972(?) - Repainted in yellow/black livery, one of the first 'X's painted yellow along with X6

  • 24/11/1986 - Withdrawn from service (bogie faults). Closing mileage; 2,405,257 kms

  • 30/01/1987 - Written off

  • 08/1988 - Sold to Bellarine Peninsula Railway (BPR), Queenscliffe, Victoria

  • 06/03/1993 - Shipped ex Burnie aboard ship "City Of Port Melbourne" to BPR, Victoria

  • 06/2006 - Repainted red in red and cream livery

X4

  • Late 1949 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 19/09/1950 - Arrived Elizabeth St. Pier, Hobart on ship; "Stentor"

  • 20/11/1950 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1952? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 28/04/1955 - Repainted in red and cream livery

  • January - February 1973 - Fitted with transition auto couplers. Repainted in TGR yellow / black livery

  • 10/1979 - Derailed at Flowerdale (Far Western Line) with X23

  • 10/1979 - 09/1981 -  Stored out of service - Launceston (awaiting derailment repairs & overhaul)

  • 30/09/1981 - Second last to be overhauled. Repainted in A.N green/yellow livery

  • 10/03/1984 - 11/03/1984 - Hauled 2nd Tas. Rail Tours mainline passenger excursion (Launceston - Hobart & return)

  • Mid 1985 - Restricted service - shunting at Launceston

  • 19/01/1988 - Withdrawn from service (poor condition). Closing mileage 2,251,978 kms

  • 01/1988 - Sold to Don River Railway (DRR), Devonport

  • 19/02/1988 - Transferred to DRR, Devonport

  • 05/03/1988 - Written off by A.N

  • 09/05/1997 - First mainline train since preservation (Don - Burnie)

  • 22/11/1998 - First 'X' class to run on the Emu Bay Railway (E.B.R) to Rosebery with Y6

  • 18/04/1999 - First 'X' class to run on the E.B.R. through to Melba Flats (with Y6)

  • 22/02/2000 - 23/02/2000 - Ran on the longest passenger train since the 1960's with Y2, X18 & Y6.  Hash House Special (Devonport - Launceston - Hobart & return)

  • 06/2002 - 06/2007 - Stored out of service

  • 2008 -onwards - In and out of service with engine issues. As of June 2022 engine pulled apart and in storage.

X5

  • Late 1949 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 19/09/1950 - Arrived Elizabeth St. Pier, Hobart on ship "Stentor"

  • 20/11/1950 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1952? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 17/08/1954 - Repainted in red and cream* (one of the first 'X's painted red along with X13) * minus bands down the side

  • 1976 - General overhaul & repaint in yellow and black (Tiger Stripe) livery

  • Early November 1985 - Failed in service. Stored

  • 14/11/1985 - Withdrawn from service. (Closing mileage: 2,331,364 kms.)

  • 21/05/1986 - Written off

  • Mid 1988 - Sold to a fisherman (along with XA4)

  • 13/10/1988 - Moved to an engineering yard, Invermay

  • 12/1995 - Scrapped at Simsmetal, Bell Bay (one of the last 'X's to be scrapped)

X6

  • Late 1949 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 19/09/1950 - Arrived Elizabeth St. Pier, Hobart on ship; "Stentor"

  • 21/12/1950 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 08/06/1955 - Repainted TGR in red and cream livery

  • Late 1971 / Early 1972 - Repainted yellow and black (Tiger Stripe) livery. One of the first 'X's painted yellow along with X3

  • Mid 1985 - Restricted service - shunting at Burnie

  • 02/09/1987 - Withdrawn from service at Devonport (broken water pipe)

  • 05/03/1988 - Written off

  • 08/1988 - Sold for scrap to Simsmetal, Bell Bay

  • 03/1989 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X7

  • Mid 1950 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 01/12/1950 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship "Imperial Star"

  • 23/04/1951 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1952? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 09/09/1954 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • Early 1973 - Fitted with transition auto couplings. Repainted in TGR yellow/black livery

  • Mid 1985 - Restricted service - shunting at Launceston

  • 10/1985 - Withdrawn from service. (Closing mileage: 2,217,904 kms.)

  • 08/1988 - Sold for scrap to Simsmetal, Bell Bay

  • Between October & November 1988 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X8

  • Mid 1950 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 01/12/1950 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship "Imperial Star"

  • 03/05/1951 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1952? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 17/09/1954 - Repainted in TGR red and cream livery

  • 02/07/1986 - Failed on Dunorlan bank (generator). Withdrawn from service. (Closing mileage: 2,359,147 kms.)

  • 12/11/1986 - Written off

  • 08/1988 - Sold for scrap to Simsmetal, Bell Bay

  • 03/1989 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X9 / XA1

  • Mid 1950 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 01/12/1950 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship "Imperial Star"

  • 12/02/1951 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 12/05/1955 - Repainted in TGR red and cream livery

  • 02/1961 - Withdrawn from service for conversion to 'XA' class (Closing mileage (as X9): 431,369 miles)

  • 24/06/1961 - Modified - renumbered from X9, re-entering service as XA1

  • 1967 - Fitted with a de-rated Mk. II engine (Engine No. IH7126) 

  • End 1986 - Withdrawn from service (wheel faults)

  • 27/05/1987 - Written off

  • 04/1989 - Scrapped

X10

  • Mid 1950 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 01/12/1950 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship "Imperial Star"

  • 08/03/1951 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 12/1955 - Repainted in red and cream livery

  • ??/1977 - Repainted in yellow and black livery. Last 'X' class still in red and cream livery

  • 09/06/1988 - Withdrawn from service in Hobart. Closing mileage: 2,386,017 kms.

  • 24/08/1988 - Ran north on the final vacuum braked train to Launceston (with Y7 and X18)

  • 28/08/1988 - Written off & sold to Tasmanian Locomotive Company (T.L.Co.)

  • 28/10/1988 - Delivered to T.L.Co. at Cadburys siding, Claremont

  • 01/01/1989 - Returned to service by T.L.Co.

  • 1990 - Sold to Derwent Valley Railway (DVR)

  • 17/12/1993 - Penultimate train on the Cadburys Branch (with X18). DVR transfer to New Norfolk

  • 07/1999 - Stored out of service at New Norfolk (wheels)

X11

  • Mid 1950 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • ?/1951 - Arrived in Hobart (ship unknown)

  • 24/06/1951 - Entered service painted TGR green livery

  • 1952? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 04/1952 - Wrecked in a derailment - South Line (with X12) - driver killed

  • 12/1955 - Rebuild at Launceston Workshops completed  & re-entered service. Repainted TGR red livery

  • 02/1974 - Returned to service after major overhaul. Repainted in TGR yellow and black livery

  • 17/05/1985 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston. Closing mileage: 2,249,644 kms.

  • 14/06/1985 - Written off

  • 20/08/1985 - Stripped of reusable parts

  • 10/07/1986 - Engine removed

  • 11/1986 - Scrapped at the Launceston rail yards

X12 / XA2

  • Late 1950 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • ?/1951 - Arrived in Hobart (ship unknown)

  • 24/06/1951 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1952? - Received horizontal cream bands on ends

  • 04/1952 - Wrecked in a derailment - South Line (with X11) - driver killed

  • 03/03/1955 - Rebuild at Launceston Workshops completed  & re-entered service. Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 06/1961 - Withdrawn from service for conversion to 'XA' class. Closing mileage (as X12): 453,872 miles

  • 24/06/1961 - Modified - renumbered as XA2

  • 12/12/1984 - Written off  (cracked frame & bogies)

  • 15/05/1985 - Re-instated to traffic after repairs

  • 04/1987 - Shunting accident at Boyer

  • 05/1987 - Stored in Launceston

  • 06/1987 - 06/1988 - Continued to be used unofficially as a workshops shunter

  • 08/1988 - Sold for scrap to Simsmetals

  • 10/1988 - 04/1989 - Scrapping commenced & completed

X13

  • Late 1950 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • ?/1951 - Arrived in Hobart (ship unknown)

  • 08/08/1951 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 25/08/1954 - Repainted red / cream livery (one of the first 'X's painted red along with X5)

  • 15/11/1982 - Damaged in a shunting mishap - Conara Junction

  • 16/11/1982 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston

  • 16/12/1982 - Written off

  • 07/04/1983 - Scrapped

X14 / XA3

  • Late 1950 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • ?/1951 - Arrived in Hobart (ship unknown)

  • 08/08/1951 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 09/12/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 05/1961 - Withdrawn from service for conversion to 'XA' class. Closing mileage as X14: 471,603 miles

  • 08/08/1961 - Modified - renumbered from X14 re-entering service as XA3

  • 10/05/1985 - Failed with water leaks

  • 05/1985 - Stored out of service - Launceston

  • 12/07/1985 - Written off

  • 10/07/1986 - Engine removed

  • 11/1986 - Scrapped

X15

  • Early 1951 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 09/09/1951 - Arrived Princes Wharf, Hobart on ship; "Clan Urquhart"

  • 03/12/1951 - Entered service painted TGR green livery

  • 21/06/1955 - Repainted in red TGR red livery

  • 16/01/1986 - Crashed into the Emu River following a level crossing accident with a truck on Train # 205 with X26 (lead) & X20 (trail) 

  • 17/01/1986 - Wrecked remains recovered and stored in Burnie awaiting coronial inquest

  • 29/08/1986 - Wreck transferred to Launceston aboard wagon KKC7

  • 28/08/1988 - Written off

  • 11/1986 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X16

  • Early 1951 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 05/1951 - 08/1951 - Displayed at the "Festival of Britain" - South Bank, London

  • 16/07/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Rhexenor"

  • 22/10/1952 - Entered service, carrying the name plaque "Festival of Britain" painted TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 27/10/1954 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • Late 1973 / Early 1974 - Major overhaul. Repainted in TGR yellow and black livery

  • 08/12/1981 - Engine failure @ 47.5km North East Line on Train # 288 with XA4 & X8

  • 09/12/1981 - Stored out of service - Launceston

  • 11/02/1982 - Written off

  • 01/1984 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X17

  • Mid 1951 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 09/09/1951 - Arrived Princes Wharf, Hobart on ship; "Clan Urquhart"

  • 03/12/1951 - Entered service painted TGR green livery

  • Mid 1970 - Major overhaul. One of the last to be repainted in TGR red livery

  • 19/02/1981 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston (Collision damage) 

  • 14/08/1981 - Written off

  • 19/09/1981 - Stripped of mechanical parts (engine to X1)

  • 09/1982 - Scrapped (first 'X' class to be cut up)

X18

  • Mid 1951 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 09/09/1951 - Arrived Princes Wharf, Hobart on ship; "Clan Urquhart"

  • 03/12/1951 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 29/07/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 09/06/1988 - Last 'X' class powered goods train - Boyer Paper Train #5110/5111. Replaced X10 as Hobart shunter

  • 07/1988 - Withdrawn from service in Hobart. Closing mileage: 2,400,904 kms.

  • 11/08/1988 - Written off

  • 24/08/1988 - Ran north on the final vacuum braked train to Launceston (with Y7 and X10)

  • 28/08/1988 - Sold to Tasmanian Locomotive Co. (T.L.Co.)

  • 01/11/1988 - Delivered to T.L.Co. at Cadburys

  • 01/01/1989 - Returned to service by T.L.Co.

  • 1990 - Sold to Derwent Valley Railway

  • 17/12/1993 - Penultimate train on the Cadburys Branch (with X10). DVR transfer to New Norfolk

  • 22 - 23/2/2000 - Ran on the longest passenger train since the 1960's (with Y2, X4 & Y6) - Hash House Special

  • 04/03/2003 - 07/03/2003 - On hire to the Don River Railway (with Y4)

  • Late 2005 - Last mainline run

  • Mid 2006 - Stripped for rebuild

  • 2022 - Rebuild / repairs ongoing

X19

  • Late 1951 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • ?/1952 - Arrived in Hobart on ship (ship unknown)

  • 31/03/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 09/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 19/03/1981 - Failed @ 56 mile, Kimberley bank, on Train # 234 (with X32 & X15). Closing mileage: 2,058,005 kms

  • 20/03/1981 - Stored out of service - Launceston (burnt out generator)

  • 14/08/1981 - Written off

  • 01/1984 - Scrapped at the Launceston rail yards

X20

  • Late 1951 - Built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1.

  • ?/1952 - Arrived in Hobart on ship (ship unknown)

  • 31/03/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 10/12/1954 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • January - February 1973 - Fitted with transition auto couplings. Repainted in yellow and black livery

  • 07/1982 - Last 'X' class to be overhauled - Repainted in A.N green/gold livery

  • 16/01/1986 - Escaped destruction in the Emu River collision (did not derail and fall into the Emu River along with X26 & X15)

  • 08/1986 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston. Closing mileage: 2,309,609 kms

  • 13/03/1987 - Written off. Sold to Bellarine Peninsula Railway (BPR), Victoria

  • 27/09/1987 - Shipped from Hobart aboard Union Steamship Co. ship "Seaway Melbourne" to the BPR, Victoria

X21

  • Late 1951 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 12/03/1952 - Arrived Elizabeth St. Pier, Hobart on ship; "Christen Smith"

  • 28/05/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 28/05/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 03/1981 - Repainted in AN green/gold livery

  • 31/10/1984 - Failed at Ulverstone (low water). Closing mileage: 2,192,211 kms

  • 01/11/1984 - Stored out of service - Launceston

  • 12/12/1984 - Written off

  • 06/09/1985 - Tendered for disposal

  • 10/07/1986 - Engine removed 

  • 11/1986 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X22 / XA4

  • Late 1951 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 12/03/1952 - Arrived Elizabeth St. Pier, Hobart on ship; "Christen Smith"

  • 28/05/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 16/08/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 11/1960 - Withdrawn from service for conversion to 'XA' class. Closing mileage as X22 was 423,041 miles

  • 08/08/1961 - Modified - renumbered as XA4

  • 01/1986 - Restricted service (shunting) at Derwent Park

  • 02/1988 - Stored out of service - Launceston (batteries)

  • 02/04/1988 - Written off

  • 04/1988 - Stripped of engine & bogies

  • 22/04/1988 - Body removed to industrial premises in Invermay, Launceston

  • 12/1996 - Transferred to Simsmetal, Bell Bay for scrapping (last 'X' class to be scrapped)

X23

  • Early 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 26/04/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Hinakura"

  • 14/08/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received horizontal cream bands on ends

  • 06/07/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • Mid 1985 - Restricted service (shunting) at Devonport

  • 10/04/1986 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston. Closing mileage: 2,213,122 kms

  • 21/05/1986 - Written off

  • 07/1986 - Engine removed

  • 11/1986 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X24

  • Early 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 26/04/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Hinakura"

  • 13/08/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 31/08/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 18/02/1981 - Failed @ 54.5 mile, Kimberley bank on Train # 244 with X6 & X32

  • 19/02/1981 - Stored out of service - Launceston (burnt out generator)

  • 14/08/1981 - Written off

  • End of 1982 - Stripped of mechanical components

  • 26/03/1983 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X25

  • Early 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 26/04/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Hinakura"

  • 14/08/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 25/01/1956 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 03/07/1985 - Withdrawn from service - Launceston (poor mechanical condition). Closing mileage: 2,271,531 kms

  • 15/07/1985 - Written off

  • 10/07/1986 - Engine removed

  • 11/1986 - Scrapped in Launceston rail yards

X26

  • Early 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 16/07/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Rhexenor"

  • 22/10/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 11/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 21/05/1981 - Repainted in AN green/gold livery

  • 16/01/1986 - Crashed into the Emu River following a level crossing collision with a truck, leading Train # 205 with X15 (2nd) & X20 (trail). Loco crew, Harvey Smith & Don Atkinson both killed. Closing mileage: 2,319,953 kms

  • 17/01/1986 - Wrecked remains recovered and stored in Burnie awaiting coronial inquest

  • 29/08/1986 - Written off & wreck transferred to Launceston aboard wagon KKC2

  • 11/1986 - Scrapped at Launceston rail yards

X27

  • Early 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 16/07/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Rhexenor"

  • 24/10/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 03/09/1954 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 01/12/1981 - Collided, whilst shunting Train # 250 at Western Junction (with X25). Closing mileage: 2,089,712 kms

  • 02/12/1981 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston (Collision damage)

  • 12/1981 - Stripped of mechanical parts (to X31)

  • 11/01/1982 - Written off

  • 01/1984 - Scrapped at  Launceston rail yards

X28 / XA5

  • Mid 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 16/07/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Rhexenor"

  • 18/08/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 18/08/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 11/1969 - Withdrawn from service for conversion to 'XA' class. Closing mileage as X28:  795,431 miles

  • 05/03/1970 - Modified - renumbered from X28 re-entering service as XA5

  • 05/1983 - Shopped for overhaul (overhaul subsequently cancelled)

  • 06/1983 - Stored out of service - Launceston (water leaks) - set aside for spare parts

  • 08/1985 - Written off

  • 06/09/1985 - Tendered for disposal

  • 10/07/1986 - 11/1986 - Scrapping commenced & completed

X29

  • Mid 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1.

  • 25/09/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Perthshire"

  • 09/12/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 08/09/1955 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 08/02/1982 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston

  • 16/12/1982 - Written off

  • 01/1984 - Scrapped at Launceston rail yards

X30

  • Mid 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1.

  • 25/09/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Perthshire"

  • 11/12/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 23/12/1955? - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • Late 1973 - Major overhaul. Repainted in TGR yellow and black livery

  • 01/1986 - Restricted service (Shunting) at Hobart

  • 09/1987 - Last 'X' class to be serviced in Launceston

  • 23/03/1988 - Withdrawn & written off.  Closing mileage: 2,340,364 kms.

  • 23/03/1988 - Ran light engine Fingal - St. Marys for preservation by Lions Club of St. Marys. Last rail vehicle on the Fingal - St. Marys line

  • 10/05/2003 - Sold by Lions Club of St. Marys to Derwent Valley Railway

  • 05/05/2004 - Transported from St. Marys to New Norfolk. Stored New Norfolk

X31

  • Mid 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 25/09/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Perthshire"

  • 11/12/1952 - Entered service painted in TGR green livery

  • 1953? - Received orange chevrons on both ends

  • 07/10/1954 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 18/06/1981 - Failed on Kimberley bank (Western Line) on Train # 234 (with X29 & X3)

  • 19/06/1981 - Stored out of service - Launceston (Burnt out generator)

  • 12/1981 - Ex-store to workshops - re-instated to service with engine from collision damaged X27

  • 01/07/1985 - Failed at Railton (no oil & water in sump). Closing mileage: 2,244,699 kms

  • 01/07/1985 - Failed at Railton (no oil & water in sump). Closing mileage: 2,244,699 kms.

  • 02/07/1985 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston

  • 04/07/1985 - Written off

  • 10/07/1986 - Engine removed

  • 11/1986 - Scrapped at Launceston rail yards

X32

  • Mid 1952 - Built by English Electric Dick Kerr Works, Preston, Lancashire, England fitted with English Electric 6SRKT Mk. 1

  • 25/09/1952 - Arrived Kings Pier, Hobart on ship; "Perthshire"

  • 09/12/1952 - Entered service painted TGR green

  • 1953? - Received horizontal cream bands on ends

  • 28/09/1954 - Repainted in TGR red livery

  • 04/12/1986 - Failed at Little Hampton near Longford (engine failure). Closing mileage: 2,369,743 kms

  • 05/12/86 - Withdrawn from service in Launceston

  • 27/05/1987 - Written off

  • 08/1988 - Sold for scrap to Simsmetals

  • 10/1988 - 04/1989 - Scrapping commenced & completed