Preserved Tasmanian Steam Locomotives

This is hopefully a complete list of preserved Tasmanian steam locomotives. Locomotives ‘Operational’ are either fully or partly operational or under repair. ‘Under restoration’ refers to restoration to operational condition only, whilst ‘Static’ are locomotives that are not capable of running, and are not being restored to such condition. This list includes present location, but does not necessarily imply ownership, or public access.

TGR Steam Locomotives (1067 mm gauge)

Class No. Builder B/N Wheel Arr. Introduced Withdrawn Location Status & notes
A 4 BP 3392 4-4-0 1892 1952 Don River Railway, Devonport Under long term restoration
C 1 BP 2509 2-6-0 1885 1962 West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum, Zeehan Static
C 22 BP 4414 2-6-0 1902 1965 Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy Under Restoration
CCS 23 BP / TGR 4415 2-6-0 1928 1979 Don River Railway, Devonport Under Restoration
CCS 25 BP / TGR 4417 2-6-0 1926 1964 Don River Railway, Devonport Operational
E 1 BP 4967 4-6-0 1907 1958 Park, Deloraine Static
H 1 Vulcan 5949 4-8-2 1951 1962 Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy Static
H 2 Vulcan 5950 4-8-2 1951 1975 Derwent Valley Railway, New Norfolk Under long term restoration
H 5 Vulcan 5953 4-8-2 1951 1971 Derwent Valley Railway, New Norfolk Static
H 6 Vulcan 5954 4-8-2 1951 1968 Park, Perth Static
H 7 Vulcan 5955 4-8-2 1951 1966 Don River Railway, Devonport Static
M 1 RS&H 7427 4-6-2 1952 1960 Derwent Valley Railway, New Norfolk Static
M 2 RS&H 7430 4-6-2 1952 1961 Tanfield Steam Railway, Gateshead upon Tyne, England Static
M 3 RS&H 7423 4-6-2 1952 1975 Don River Railway, Devonport Static
M 4 RS&H 7424 4-6-2 1952 1971 Don River Railway, Devonport Operational
M 5 RS&H 7425 4-6-2 1952 1971 Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy Operational
M 6 RS&H 7429 4-6-2 1952 1971 Bellarine Peninsula Railway, Queenscliff, Victoria Operational
MA 1 RS&H / TGR 7428 4-6-2 1957 1969 Derwent Valley Railway, New Norfolk Static
MA 2 RS&H / TGR 7421 4-6-2 1958 1971 Don River Railway, Devonport Operational
MA 3 RS&H / TGR 7426 4-6-2 1958 1964 Park, Margate Static
MA 4 RS&H / TGR 7422 4-6-2 1958 1971 Don River Railway, Devonport Static
Q 5 Perry 241 4-8-2 1923 1962 Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy Static

Other Steam Locomotives (1067 mm gauge)

Class No. Builder B/N Wheel Arr. Introduced Withdrawn Location Status & notes
[Vertical Boiler] Markham   0-4-0 1889 1946 Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy Static
ANM   Climax 1653 B - B 1923 1949 Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy Static
EBR 6 Dubs 3854 4-8-0 1900   West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum, Zeehan Static
EBR 8 Dubs 3856 4-8-0 1900   Don River Railway, Devonport Operational
PWD   Dubs 1415 2-4-2T     Don River Railway, Devonport Static
Formerly Queensland Railways 4D9 class
PWD   Fowler 5265 0-6-2T     Don River Railway, Devonport Operational (Thomas the Tank engine)
Mt Lyell ABT 1 Dubs 3369 0-4-2T 1896 1963 West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown Operational
Mt Lyell ABT 2 Dubs 3594 0-4-2T 1898 1963 Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy Static
Mt Lyell ABT 3 Dubs 3730 0-4-2T 1899 1963 West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown Operational
Mt Lyell

ABT 5

NBL 24418 0-4-2T 1901 1963 West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown Operational

610 mm gauge Steam Locomotives

Owner or Class No. Builder B/N Wheel Arr. Introduced Withdrawn Location Status & notes
(TGR) K 1 BP 5292 0-4-0 + 0-4-0 1909 1929 Welsh Highland Railway, Wales Operational
North Mt Farrell Co Mary Fowler 16203 0-4-0WT 1924   Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway, Tullah Operational
Carries Wee Georgie Wood nameplates
Commonwealth Carbide Co 6 Hunslet 1844 0-4-2T 1936   Don River Railway, Devonport Static
British Zeehan Silver Mining Co Spray Kerr Stuart 742/1901 0-4-2T 1904 1921 Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway, Victoria Operational
Magnet Mining Co 3 O&K 2609 0-4-4-0T 1907 1946 Bennett Brook Railway, Whiteman Park, Western Australia Under Restoration
Mt Lyell 6 Krauss 4087
5800
0-4-0T 1889 1959 West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum, Zeehan Static
See Note 1
Mt Lyell 8 Krauss 5480 0-4-0T 1906 1963 West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum, Zeehan Static
Mt Lyell 9 Krauss 5988 0-4-0T 1908   Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway, Tullah Under long term restoration
Mt Lyell 10 Krauss 6067 0-4-0T 1910   Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston Static
Composite   Krauss 5800
5682
0-4-0T 1971   1946 / 1959 Redwater Creek Rail, Steam & Heritage Museum, Sheffield Operational
See note 1

Locomotives to Tasmania for preservation

Identity Builder B/N Wheel Arr. Introduced Withdrawn Location Status & notes
CSR-Macknade Mill #5 Hudswell Clarke 1548 0-6-0 1925   Formerly at Don River Railway, Devonport. Arrived from Queensland in 1978, Departed for Echuca, Victoria in 2002
Lake View & Star Mine O&K 4241 0-6-0T 1910   West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown Stored
Klondyke Perry 271 0-4-2T 1927   Leased by ABT Railway company from June 2000 to March 2001 Now returned to Bellarine Peninsula Railway, Queenscliff, Victoria

Notes

(1) In 1959 Krauss B/N 5800 of 1907 was dismantled and parts used to repair Krauss B/N 4087. In 1970, the remaining parts of loco B/N 5800 (the frame and wheels) were combined with the remains of loco B/N 5682 of 1906 (boiler, tanks & cab) and various small parts from other locos, to form a complete, and eventually operational locomotive.

 

Key to locomotive builders:

B. P. Beyer, Peacock & Company, Manchester, England
Climax Climax Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, USA
Dubs Dübs & Company, Glasgow, Scotland
Fowler John Fowler & Company, Leeds, England
Hunslet Hunslet Engine Company, Leeds, England
Krauss Lokomotivfabrik Krauss and Company, Munich, Germany
Markham Markham and Co. Ltd, Chesterfield, England
NBL North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow, Scotland
O & K Orenstein & Koppel AG, Berlin-Drewitz, Germany
Perry Perry Engineering Company, Gawler, South Australia
RS & H Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Vulcan Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, England
? / TGR Rebuilt By TGR
In this case the Introduced date is date of re-entering service after rebuild

This list was compiled by Stuart Dix during July 1997 from actual observations, the personal notes of Michael Dix,  and a number of printed sources, including the 1977 book Preserved railway and tramway rolling stock in Australia, Krauss locomotives in Australia, published in the ARHS Bulletin, May 1970 and the Preservation section of Tasmanian Rail News. This list is updated as new information comes to hand.

Last updated 28 July 2002


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