Year Built 1952
Builder Bundaberg Foundry Engineers Ltd., Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Works Number 5
Wheel Type 0-6-2T
Cylinders 10 x 14
Mill First Used at in Mackay Pleystowe
ID Number or Name "No. 5", "BUNDY"
Fate In working condition located at  Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society (ANGRMS), Woodford, Queensland.
History

John Fowler & Co of Leeds in England ceased building steam locomotives after 1935.  As the Fowler locos proved to be of a robust design and good steaming qualities, the Bundaberg Foundry applied to build the locomotives under licence. These were known in the sugar industry as the "Bundaberg Fowlers".

This example was the 5th built in a production run of 8 locomotives. It was sold to the Pleystowe Mill however had a short career due to the introduction of the diesel locomotives in the 1960's.

It was donated to the Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society (ANGRMS)in 1971 and was transported for storage in Brisbane. It was restored to working order in 1978 and moved to Woodford in 1979.

The Locomotive currently runs tours on the Durundur Railway and has been used on other 2 feet gauge lines in Queensland for commemorative tours.
 

Pleystowe Sugar Mill, Mackay Bundaberg Foundry No. 5.  20 April 1963.
 (courtesy John Browning Collection)

"Bundy" stopped at the station after a train ride on the Durunder Railway at Woodford.
(My 3 oldest children were excited from what they got in the gift shop. December 1995.)
(Glen Hall Collection)

References


Browning, John. various emails.


Angrms.org.au. (2019). [online] Available at: https://www.angrms.org.au/cpages/bfc-5.pdf  [Accessed 10 Feb. 2019].


Australiansteam.com. (2019). Preserved Steam Locomotives Down Under - Bundaberg Fowler 5. [online] Available at: http://www.australiansteam.com/bfc5.htm  [Accessed 10 Feb. 2019].

 


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