B13 No.234

A fascinating survivor on the Normanton-Croydon Railway

 

No.234 was delivered new to the isolated Normanton - Croydon Railway in 1892. The original boiler was sent to the Clarina pump in approx 1913 where it remains derelict. A second boiler was transferred to sister loco No. 161 in 1925. a

Today the complete frames, wheels & tender of No.234 remain at Normanton.  This loco is an example of the long-wheelbase B13 design.  b

No.234 at Normanton - 14 August 2008.  Photo courtesy of Dan Van Scherpenseel.

 

This photo is kindly provided by Murray Lawrence and shows the remains on No.234 at Normanton in January 1993

 

This photo is kindly provided by Murray Lawrence and shows No.234's frames at Normanton in January 1993. 

Miscellaneous loco components can be seen in the background.

 

 

References

 

a

Knowles, J. W. 'Lonely Rails in the Gulf Country - The story of the Normanton - Croydon Railway and the Gulflander', Revised second edition 1993, published by J. W. Knowles and distributed by the Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society, PO Box 270, Brisbane 4002. 

 (Appendix 4, Page 58)

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