Year Built 1925
Builder Hudswell Clarke and Company Limited, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
Wheel Type 0-4-2ST
Works Number 1559
Cylinders 8 x 12
Mill First Used at in Mackay Pleystowe
ID Number or Name "No. 4" 
Fate Preserved and running at Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Menzies Creek, Victoria.

This loco started its working life at the Pleystowe Mill in 1925. It was in service until 1964 when the Amalgamated Sugar Mills Pty Ltd donated the loco to the Puffing Billy Preservation Society at Menzies Creek in Victoria and arrived at Menzies Creek Museum on 3 May 1966.

The locomotive was restored and recommissioned to working order in 2007.

Pleystowe No. 4 in the Yards at Pleystowe Mill. 20 September 1963.
(courtesy John Browning Collection)

 Hudswell Clarke No: 1559 of 1925 in the loco Shed at Puffing Billy Museum.
(courtesy, accessed 9 February 2019.)

References Browning, John, various Emails.
Browning, J. (2011). Preserved Australian sugar cane locomotives. [online] Available at:
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[Accessed 9 Feb. 2019]. (2019). Steam Locomotive - 0-4-2 Saddle Tank Hudswell Clarke No.4 - Victorian Collections. [online] Available at:
[Accessed 9 Feb. 2019]. (2007). File:Hudswell Clarke No 4.jpg - Wikimedia Commons. [online] Available at:  
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