27 Class
2705 at Thirlmere, 2013

Years built



Hunslet Engine Company

Number Produced


Years in Operation


Fleet Numbers

PWD1-PWD8, 1204–1211, (2701–2708 from 1924)



Type of Train


Number Operational


Number Preserved


Number Scrapped





1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
standard gauge

V - E - T - D

The 27 class locomotives are a class of steam locomotive in NSW that were built for and operated by the New South Wales Government Railways of Australia. Only eight locomotives were ordered ant the locomotives were small 'Mogul' type locomotives which were built by the Hunslet Engine Company of Leeds, England, in 1913 for the Public Works Department as railway construction locomotives, working on such lines as Coffs Harbour to Glenreagh, Glenreagh to Dorrigo and Humula to Tumbarumba. When the New South Wales Government Railways became the railway construction authority in 1917, these locomotives were taken over and received the road numbers 1204-1211 of the (G)1204-class. These locomotives were considered too modern to be utilised on construction work and were soon transferred to more demanding duties. However they were found to be unsuitable for working lines which contained large amounts of curves, having a tendency to shed their valve motion on anthing other dead straight track. They were transferred to Narrabri West where they stayed for practically the whole of their remaining lives, working to such places as Moree, Pokataroo, Walgett, Mungindi and Boggabilla. The mid-1950s saw the withdrawal of two of the class and a further four went in 1963. 2707 was the last to go in 1966, leaving 2705 to be retained by the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. 2705 currently operates steam train rides at TrainWorks.

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) and B set (Waratah Series 2), 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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