|Builder||Krauss Locomotive Works, Munich, Germany|
|Cylinders||210 x 300|
|Mill First Used at in Mackay||Plane Creek|
|ID Number or Name||"MONA", "KATHLEEN", "15A KOUMALA"|
|Fate||Scrapped after 1958.|
In 1911 the locomotive was delivered to Goodwood Timber & Tramway Co., Port Albert, Victoria. The loco was named "Mona". On 2 September 1914 the boiler exploded resulting in the death of the engine-driver. The story was covered in the local newspaper:
On Tuesday a very serious mishap occurred 011 the
Goodwood Timber Company's tramway at Port Albert, resulting in tho death
of Bert Dudley, the engine-driver, and the serious injury of a fireman
named Zappelli. The tram was travelling from Port Albert to the forest
mill, 'about 17 miles away, the twelve trucks being loaded with chaff
and kerosene for the company'^ store. When about half the distance had
been covered the boiler of the engine burst with a deafening explosion
that was heard at the mill six miles away. Dudley was buried in the
debris, and when extricated he was found to to terribly injured, having
broken a thigh and an arm, and severely gashed his head. The fireman was
buried two chains away, and suffered severely from shock and abrasions.
The injured men were convoyed to a private hospital at Yarram, where
Dudley expired at noon on Wednesday. He leaves a widow and child.
By 1926 it was placed in storage. In 1937 it was listed for sale with Drysdale & Ridgway, general engineers in Brisbane. It was on approval to the Gin Gin Co-operative Sugar Mill in 1939 however it was rejected.
was eventually sold to Plane Creek Mill in 1940 and named "No. 15A
Koumala." It remained in service till 1958 when it was scrapped.
Aftermath of the
Boiler Explosion on the Port Albert Tramway.
Browning, John, various