Year Built 1922
Builder Avonside Engine Company, Bristol, England, United Kingdom.
Wheel Type 0-4-0T
Works number 1909
Cylinders 8 1/2 x 12
Mill First Used at in Mackay Farleigh 
ID Number or Name Unknown
Fate In Storage on Private farm at Racecourse, Mackay.

The Avonside worked its entire working life on the Farleigh Tramway System. It was taken out of service in the 1960's and was plinthed in a park near Farleigh Mill.  It was then purchased by Eric Gibson at Racecourse. The Loco remains in a shed on the property. 

Farleigh Mill; Avonside 0-4-0T date unknown (courtesy John Browning Collection)

Avonside 0-4-0T No 1909-1922 plinthed at Farleigh Mill, 15 February 1965. (courtesy John Browning Collection)

The Avonside at Gibson's farm 11 February 2016 ( courtesy accessed 28 May 2018)


BROWNING, John ; various emails (2017). Preserved Steam Locomotives Down Under - Andrew Barclay 1419. [online] Available at:  [Accessed 7 Feb. 2019]


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