Port Pirie

Broken Hill Associated Smelters

 

‘Port Pirie’ displayed at the Old Station Museum, Port Pirie on 3 November 2006.

This photo was kindly contributed by Marc Hryciuk.

Builder

Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co.

Kilmarnock, Scotland

Builder’s Number & Year

1955 of 1928

Wheel Arrangement

0-6-0T

 

‘Port Pirie’ is one of five handsome 0-6-0T locomotives built by Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co for the Broken Hill Associated Smelters (BHAS) at Port Pirie, South Australia.  It was the last of five sisters, with ‘Peronne’, ‘Pozieres’, ‘Polygon’ and ‘Passchendaele’ built in 1918 and named after significant World War 1 battles on the Western Front in which the Australian Infantry Force had fought, whereas ‘Port Pirie’ was built a decade later and named after the city in which it worked.

Upon retirement, ‘Port Pirie’ was saved for display within its eponymous city and for many years has been plinthed in a small courtyard within the Port Pirie Old Station Museum, a short distance from the smelters and wharves where it once worked.

References

a

Leon Oberg, 'Locomotives of Australia',

published by J. W. Books Pty Ltd, Brookvale NSW.

1982 reprint

b

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