North Eton Mill No.1

Hudswell Clarke 496 of 1898

 

My thanks to Scott Jesser for contributing this 1976 view of North Eton Mill No.1 plinthed at Rockhampton.

The wheel spacing and frame design suggests it may have been converted from 0-4-2ST to 0-6-0ST.

 

 

This locomotive was built by Hudswell, Clarke & Co. Ltd of Leeds, England as their builder's No.496 of 1898.

It was No.1 on the roster of the North Eton Mill. a

 

North Eton No.1 had been plinthed in a park at Port Curtis Junction, Rockhampton. b

It is now privately owned and kept at a site in Echuca, Victoria.

 

Further information about this locomotive is welcome.

 

 

References

 

a Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. Web site (as at 4/5/2012): 'Preserved Australian Sugar Cane Locomotives' list by John Browning (www.lrrsa.org.au/LRR_SGRc.htm)
b Information provided by Scott Jesser via email dated 2 May 2012
c Webmaster's observation or comment.

 

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