No.8 The Green Hornet
John Fowler & Co. Ltd. b/n 12271 of 1910
"The Green Hornet" is seen here plinthed at Taree on 9 September 2011.
This photo was contributed by Jeremy Williams.
This locomotive was built by John Fowler & Co in Leeds as their builder's number 12271 of 1910, and was No.8 in the roster of Macknade Mill. a
Fowler 12771 was originally preserved at Lucinda Point. In the 1970's it was acquired for restoration and operation at Timbertown, Wauchope where it carried the name "The Green Hornet". (The webmaster has fond memories of this loco working at Timbertown - more recently the Timbertown Heritage Steam Railway - during many family visits since 1977.) d However "The Green Hornet" was out of service and awaiting overhaul by 2001. b
By January 2011, "The Green Hornet " had been sold. It is is now plinthed in the car park of the Railway Lodge Motel in Queen St, Taree. c
A second view of"The Green Hornet" plinthed at Taree on 9 September 2011. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Williams
A scanned photo view of "The Green Hornet" crossing the impressive trestle bridge on the Timbertown Heritage Steam Railway on 8 March 1997.
A closer view of Fowler 12271 "The Green Hornet" crossing the Timbertown trestle on 8 March 1997.
(The webmaster found that marauding bush leeches made the wait for this photo a tricky business!)
This photo of 28 December 2003 shows Hudswell Clarke 1862 awaiting its next steaming (with Fowler 12771 behind) at the Timbertown Heritage Steam Railway.
Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. Web site (as at 14/10/2011):
'Preserved Australian Sugar Cane Locomotives' list by John Browning (www.lrrsa.org.au/LRR_SGRc.htm)
Light Railways - Australia's Magazine of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways', Number 161, October 2001,
published by Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc.
|c||Information provide by Jeremy Williams via email 11/9/2011.|
|d||Webmaster's observation or comment|
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