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8A by SeanDouglas 8A by SeanDouglas
An NA Class 2-6-2 Tank locomotive of the Puffing Billy Railway, Belgrave, Victoria. This railway is the last survivor of four 2'6" narrow gauge railways to operate in Victoria during the early 1900's. Except for two G Class Garratts, these NAs provided the sole motive power for the four lines.

Apart from a pair of prototypes built by Baldwin in America, all of the locos were built by the Victorian Railways workshop in Newport, near Melbourne. The Puffing Billy Railway operates 5 of these locomotives, with a sixth one under restoration.

Illustrator CS and Photoshop 7. Drawn mostly as an exercise in perspective and because I wanted to try a different form of transport.

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© 2010 Seán Douglas. This artwork remains the property of its owner and may be downloaded for private use only. It must not be re-distributed or altered in any way. I'm pretty reasonable - if you want to use it drop me a line before you put it in to your magazine/website/software etc. It's just polite.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great
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Oceanlinerorca Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah the Puffing Billy! Quite an interesting railroad in Australia.
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Yeah, it's also a fun day out. Thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.
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RedtailFox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this image mate, great work. The NA class locomotives are a very cool machine and strong for their size.
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Thanks very much, I've always had a soft sot for these locos. Thanks for the fave.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Amazing! I've always LOVED these locos! Especially the ones with the more decorative "Capped" stacks.

I'm also a sucker for Outside Framed locomotives in general. ;p I've actually been considering building one of these for my model railroad! This will make an excelent reference! :iconfoxyayzplz:
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thanks very much and thanks for the fave. I'm not actually a huge train fan, but I've always had a soft spot for these locos. I think you're right, there's something funky about outside framed locos.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I don't know what it is about outside framed locos, but I find them irresidtable! :D

Most of the locomotives for my layout are outside framed.
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simulatortrain Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Almost looks like a photo!
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Thanks, I like this one. Thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.
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