About the exhibit
CLASS X200 (Series 1)
TYPE — 0-4-0 SMALL SHUNTING DIESEL TRACTOR — 6 IN CLASS (Series 1)
In late 2013 some members kindly made donations to the Museum specifically to assist with the purchase of a diesel loco that could be used for shunting operations and to enable the Museum to run passenger rides for the public on prescribed Fire Ban days or those of high fire risk. Subsequently it has been restored and modified.
Transport Heritage NSW trading as Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
The Mark 1 series of the X200 class were 3 times more powerful and twice as heavy as the X100 class. Six examples were built and numbered X201-X206 during 1963-4.
They were built using a number of steam locomotive spare parts. They were built on the inner bogies of the AD60 Beyer-Garratt class locomotives, and used spare C36 class locomotive windows in their cabs. Their engines were rated at 260 hp (190 kW) at 2,100 rpm and had a top speed of 24 mph (38 km/h). The addition of a train brake allowed them to be run on the main line and also to be used as replacements for various ageing shunting locomotives. X201 was the first of the class entering service in December 1963. The six Mark 1s were initially used in the Sydney metropolitan network, but did later find their ways beyond this region.
CLASS X200 Diesel Hydraulic 0-6-0