1067

Crane tank locomotive

 

1067 is stored dismantled at the Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum as seen in this photograph of 24 January 2004.

The boiler, smokebox, cab and tanks were also stored nearby.

 

1067 is one of six identical 0-4-0CT crane tank locomotives delivered to the NSWGR by Hawthorn Leslie & Co. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England under several repeat orders:

 

NSWGR Number Year Builder's Number
1051, 1052  (originally numbered Lo 10, 11) 1914 3034, 3035
1066, 1067  (originally numbered Lo 40, 41) 1923 3563, 3564
1068 (originally numbered Lo 47) 1924 3565
1069 (originally numbered Lo 48) 1925 3635

 

Technically these engines were "luffing crane tank locomotives" with a maximum 7 ton crane capacity.  The luffing jib could rotate through 360 degrees and was fitted with three hooks to allow 3.5, 5 or 7 ton lifts, with hoisting achieved by raising the angle of the jib.

 

1067 was acquired by the Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum in a dismantled state after the NSWGR had dismantled it for overhaul assessment, and then decided not to proceed with the required repairs. It is stored dismantled at the DSR&M site at Dorrigo.

 

John Buckland wrote a very authorative article on the various crane tank locomotives of Australia in the ARHS Bulletin of June 1985. a

 

In addition, Stephen Tolhurst provides an excellent history of loco 1067 on his X10 website.

 

 

1067's boiler, smokebox, lifting jib and counterweight are seen stored at Dorrigo on 24 January 2004.

 

 

References

 

a ARHS Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 572 (June 1985) 'Crane Tank Locomotives in Australia' by J. L. Buckland
b L. Oberg, 'Locomotives of Australia', published by J. W. Books Pty Ltd, Brookvale NSW. 1982 reprint.
c Webmaster's personal observation or comment.

 

Page updated:  17 March 2012

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