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SRL No 1 GNR Stirling Single at Oakleigh Park in 1899.

GNR Stirling Single 4-2-2 No 544 at Oakleigh Park in 1899. Built at Doncaster Works in August 1877 they began work on the prestigious express services out of the capital. However the arrival of the Ivatt Atlantics in 1898 soon saw the Class displaced from top link work. A few were rebuilt by H.A.Ivatt with a domed boiler as seen here on No 544. A total of fifty three of the class were built between 1870-1895 and happily one example the first to be built remains with us today. No 544 was withdrawn in 1906.
Simon Lathlane Collection
SRL No 1 GNR Stirling Single at Oakleigh Park in 1899.