|Builder||Hudswell Clarke and Company Limited, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.|
|Cylinders||8 1/2 x 12|
|Mill First Used at in Mackay||North Eton|
|ID Number or Name||"WARREGO", "No.1", "IRONSIDE"|
|Fate||Privately owned at Numurkah|
Was purchased in 1898 by the Double Peak Central Sugar Co. Ltd to service the Mia Mia Line to North Eton Mill. It was named the "Warrego". It was then taken over by the North Eton mill in 1912 and was renamed "Ironside." A new boiler was fitted in 1913. It was the first steam locomotive to replaced by Diesel at North Eton Mill in 1962.
In 1964 it was moved to Rockhampton and was plinthed in a park at Port Curtis Junction. By 1986 it had been removed by the Rockhampton City Council and placed in storage.
It was sold to a private owner in 1987. In the 1990's was owned by the Kele Family in Rockhampton. In 1994 was purchased by Roy Odgers in Echuca, Victoria.
No.1 Hudswell Clarke with a load of Cane. Circa 1900
(Courtesy John Browning, Cane trains and Locomotives of the Mirani Shire)
The Hudswell Clarke plinthed in the Port Curtis Junction Park, circa 1983.
(courtesy Killamarsh Chronicle, Issue 38, March 2017)
|References||Browning, John, various
Australiansteam.com. (2019). Preserved Steam Locomotives Down Under - Hudswell Clarke 496. [online] Available at: http://www.australiansteam.com/hc496.htm [Accessed 2 Feb. 2019].
Browning, J. (1993). Cane
tramways and locomotives of the Mirani Shire.
Mirani, Qld.: Mirani Shire Council.
Browning, J. (2011). Preserved Australian sugar cane locomotives. [online] Lrrsa.org.au. Available at: http://www.lrrsa.org.au/LRR_SGRc.htm [Accessed 2 Feb. 2019].