Year Built 1916
Builder Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
Wheel Type 0-4-0WT
Works Number 42771
Cylinders 6 x 10
Mill First Used at in Mackay Pleystowe
ID Number or Name "HABANA", 
Fate sold or scrapped , date unknown.

This loco was purchased new by Pleystowe Mill in 1916. It was bestowed the name "Habana" before it left the USA for Australia.  It went on loan to Plane Creek Mill from 1921 to 1924 to service the Carmila tramway. In 1925 it was sold to Bill Frost in Mossman, North Queensland. Frost ran a contracting business carting cane to the Mossman Mill.  It appears it was abandoned 1930. It's later fate is unknown but was probably sold or scrapped.


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