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AGJ narrow gauge 4-6-0 No. 24
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No: 2880   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: NOHAB   Country: Sweden
AGJ narrow gauge 4-6-0 No. 24

On 25 June 2006, no. 24 waits to take a load of tourists from its depot at Anten to the Grafsnäs park.
The Anten - Gräfsnäs Järnväg (AGJ) is what is left of what was once the Västergötland - Göteborgs Järnväg, a 222 km long, 891 mm narrow gauge line stretching from Göteborg in the south of Sweden to the main line at Gårdsjö.
VGJ 24 och 25 were delivered in 1911 by Nydqvist & Holm AB (NOHAB) in Trollhättan to the VGJ for express passenger traffic. These were the first narrow-gauge 4-6-0 locomotives, with a maximum permitted speed of 60 km/h.
When the VGJ was nationalised on 1 July 1948 no. 24 became Statens Järnvägar (Government Railways) Class B2p no. 3105. It received a new boiler in 1950 but shortly afterwards was laid up, being bought in 1965 by AGJ, but not steamed again until 2001.
Picture added on 19 January 2008
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Hi it is Lewis thank you for commenting on my pics. Have you been to Toton?

Added by Lewis Eklund on 19 May 2009.
Hello Lewis. No, I have never been to Toton, but perhaps I should go there on my next visit to England, whenever that will be! However steam locomotives are my favourite subjects, not redundant diesels.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 21 May 2009.
The 4-wheel tender was originally coupled to SJ locomotive Class C3p no. 3115, a 4-6-0 compound, built by Nohab in 1903 and scrapped in 1951.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 06 August 2013.
An interesting photo Peter.

The valve Combination Lever top connections appear to be for outside admission valves, though the Radius Arm and Eccentric Rod are as you would expect for Walschaert Gear with inside admission. I notice too that the Valve Crosshead has a hefty slide bar arrangement, presumably to help alleviate any twisting at what is a weak point with the valve pin at the top of the Combination Lever.

Can anyone shed any light on what the white pipe(?) is for above and between the Driving and Trailing wheels?

Added by Tony Roberts on 07 August 2013.
Hi, Tony, I can take your comments up to Anten on Sunday and (in Swedish) put them to the people there. If I get any answers I will add them here (in English!). However the driver and fireman may not have the necessary knowledge, don't forget they are all volunteers and sometimes have to draft in engineers from other areas to help them out for detailed technical assistance.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 07 August 2013.
I have just returned from Anten, where I spoke to the gentleman who carried out a complete overhaul of no. 24 during the winter. This means that I have to contribute a fresh photograph of this locomotive, since the one on this page is now 7 years old and various things have changed.
Tony, the white "pipe" is actually a lever, most likely for a rocking grate or else to open the ashpan and dump the fire, we had some difficulty with terminology! Anyway the more recent picture I will put up shows that it has been replaced by a rather more complicated lever arrangement. My new friend also told me that the Walschaerts valve gear is totally standard, but I should have photographed the locomotive from the other (driver's) side, to show the regulator too. The new pictures should appear in the next day or two!

Added by Peter Langsdale on 08 August 2013.
Hi! 891 mm is 3 swedish feet!Otherwise is a foot 303mm.

Anders F. Sweden.

Added by on 20 July 2014.
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