Boiler displayed at Kendall
The boiler of Climax 1375 displayed at Kendall. 1 January 2004.
This geared steam locomotive was a "B-type" built by the Climax Manufacturing Co. of Pennsylvania as their Builders No. 1375 of 1916. It was used by Longworth's sawmill tramway at Kendall, NSW, which wound on wooden rails through the Eucalyptus forested gullies and ridges behind Kendall to feed the Longworth's timber mill alongside a coastal lake. After the loco's final run in 1933, the boiler was adapted for static use in a sawmill.
The boiler, smokebox and smokebox saddle of Climax 1375 are now displayed at Kendall, NSW (near Port Macquarie) as a reminder to the Longworth's mill and tramway. In addition, part of the tramway formation has been opened as a walking track.
For further information about Climax locomotives, I recommend a visit the excellent sites www.climaxlocomotives.com and www.gearedsteam.com
This Climax has the boiler... and all the other bits too.
Climax 1203 regularly operates at Shantytown on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
This scanned photo dates from my visit to Shantytown in December 1997.
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