Year Built 1883
Builder John Fowler & Co., Leeds, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.
Wheel Type 2-4-0T
Works Number 4529
Cylinders 5 1/2 x 9
Mill First Used at in Mackay Homebush
ID Number or Name Unknown
Fate Unknown
History

This Locomotive was purchased by CSR and most likely started it's working life at Nausori Mill in Fiji in 1883. The presence of this loco and identification are somewhat tentative.  There is evidence of a Fowler Loco being sent from Fiji to Sydney in 1893 and from Sydney to Mackay shortly after.  By 1904 it was at Goondi Mill at Geraldton (now Innisfail). The fate of this loco is unknown.

 

References Browning, John; various Emails.

1893 'SHIPPING.', The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 - 1909), 30 March, p. 4. (SPECIAL EDITION), viewed 31 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227176191.

1893 'SHIPPING.', The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), 27 April, p. 7. , viewed 31 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article235953112


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