A14 Class

Total Number of Engines Built 8
First Engine Built 1894
Last Engine Built 1895
First Engine Written Off 1922
Last Engine Written Off 1930


These engines were a larger version of the earlier A12 class and retained the American appearance of those engines. They were rated to haul 130 tons from Brisbane to Ipswich compared with 85 tons for A12. Built with Westinghouse brakes they were used to haul mail trains until replaced from those duties by the PB15 Class. All engines were reboilered in 1909. They were the last four coupled engines to be obtained by QR and also the last to be constructed by the Phoenix Engine Company, Ipswich .


CD – Central Division

Phoenix – Phoenix Engine Company, Ipswich , Qld

Technical Details
Wheel Arrangement4-4-04-4-0
Cylinders (diameter x stroke) ins.14 X 2014 X 20
Coupled Wheels diameter ins.5151
Boiler Pressure - psi.140140
Heating Surface - tubes617642
Heating Surface - Total sq. ft.690729
Grate Area - sq. ft.13.012.8
Weight - Adhesive17.417.4
Weight - Engine27.427.4
Weight - Tender20.2520.25
Coal Capacity - tons4.04.0
Water Capacity - gallons14001400
Tractive Effort - lbs. (85%)8610 (80%)8610 (80%)
Factor of Adhesion4.524.52
Valve GearStephenson'sStephenson's
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