Year Built 1916
Builder Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
Wheel Type 4-6-0T
Works Number 45215
Cylinders 9 x 12
Mill First Used at in Mackay Racecourse
ID Number or Name "No. 5" 
Fate Operational at Dreamworld on Gold Coast.
History

Built in 1916 for the British War department for use on the Western Front in France and Belgium during World War One.  After the war was stored as war surplus material in various places around the United Kingdom. Many were sold overseas after the war.

This particular locomotive arrived in Racecourse Mill in 1917?. It is unknown when it was taken out of service. In 1972 it was sold to Bruce MacDonald at the Goulburn Steam Museum in NSW till about early 1974. 

In the late 1970's the theme park "Dreamworld" was being constructed on the Gold Coast at Coomera. The loco was purchased and extensively rebuilt and was ready for the opening in 1981. The loco was converted to oil firing and converted from 4-6-0T to 4-6-0 tender configuration.
 

A sad looking Baldwin No. 5 at Racecourse Mill after being taken out of service some years before. Taken 3 November 1966.
(Weston Langford Collection No: 108232)

The Baldwin, now the Dreamworld Express at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast

(courtesy Facebook, Dreamworld Australia, 14 May 2016)

References

Australiansteam.com. (2019). Preserved Steam Locomotives Down Under - Baldwin 45215. [online] Available at: http://www.australiansteam.com/baldwin45215.htm  [Accessed 4 Feb. 2019].

 

Browning, John, various Emails.

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].
 

Westonlangford.com. (2019). Weston Langford - 108232: Racecourse Mill Stored Baldwin 4-6-0T 45215-1910 . [online] Available at: http://www.westonlangford.com/images/photo/108232/  [Accessed 6 Feb. 2019].

 

En.wikipedia.org. (2011). Baldwin Locomotive Works. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Locomotive_Works  [Accessed 4 Feb. 2019].

En.wikipedia.org. (2019). War Department Light Railways. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Department_Light_Railways  [Accessed 4 Feb. 2019].
 


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